The Voice isn’t doing too hot this season … And some are pointing their fingers at new coach Jennifer Hudson. New episodes of the hit singing competition premiered on NBC last month… Only to see much lower ratings than previous seasons.
For example, the first episode was the least viewed premiere in the show’s six years on air.
Ratings appear to be on the decline… And some fans are blaming new coach Jennifer Hudson for the drop. They say that it’s her coaching style that’s got them reaching for the remote. And the hastags #JHud and #annoying seem to be trending hand in hand.
With October 17’s battle round episode, fans got to witness each coach’s style in molding these aspiring stars. TV By The Numbers reported that 800,000 less viewers watched this season’s fbattle round episode than last season’s.
And the night before, 11.5 million people watched the first Battle Round episode, compared to Oct. 17’s 10.03 million viewers. That means in one night, 1.5 million fans checked out.
JHud’s Mixed Reviews
Some fans have made it overwhelmingly clear that Hudson is the reason why they’re not watching The Voice this year. Harry Henderson tweeted, “Jennifer Hudson is the most annoying, obnoxious and arrogant judge ever. Can’t stand (watching) the show because of her.”
And another fan implored NBC to bring back Alicia… “Please bring back Alicia Keys on #The Voice because Jennifer Hudson is unbearably annoying!! I know I can’t be the only one feeling this way,” asked Lewis Rawls.
Meanwhile, others have shown their support for the Grammy-award winning singer, encouraging her to keep being herself. “I enjoy watching you with rehearsals and live. You fit right in with the other judges,” tweeted fan Michelle Scarbro.
Tom Baker tweeted, “Jennifer, that was a great night last night on the battle rounds. Good luck with the rest of your team.”
Whether you love her or hate her… you won’t be seeing her on the show for much longer. Turns out JHud is heading back to The Voice U.K for the 2018 season… And Alicia Keys will be reclaiming her spot on the spinning red throne alongside Levine, Shelton, and Cyrus.
Data Source: inquisitr.com