The Voice, the Mark Burnett-produced singing competition that made its debut this week, brought in 11.8 million U.S. viewers, making it the top-rated broadcast series premiere since Undercover Boss hit CBS after last year’s Super Bowl.
It even bested stalwart draws Glee and Dancing with the Stars.
The reality competition stars judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who heard auditioning singers sight unseen.
If a judge liked what he heard, he turned his chair to face the music — er, um, the contestant, all of whom we’re assuming will undergo the requisite reality show makeovers somewhere down the line.
Judges select eight singers for their “teams,” which will compete against each other for a recording contract with Universal Republic.