Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton romance hurts The Voice ratings

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton romance hurts The Voice ratings

The Voice’s ratings drop after Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton went public with their new romance.

Following a slew of PDA moments between Gwen Stefani and her co-stars, the NBC singing reality show has lost viewers and the new relationship may be responsible for the show’s lackluster ratings.

While many expected The Voice’s ratings to increase due to all the publicity surrounding the new couple, Gwen Stefani and Shelton’s romance appears to have had a negative impact on the show.

The hit NBC show started the season off strong, winning the ratings war on Monday nights with the premiere episode pulling in 12.3 million viewers on September 21, 2015. The Voice numbers jumped to 12.06 million viewers for the November 2, 2015, show after Halloween, when Stefani and Shelton were spotted together at a Halloween party.

Although the show saw an initial spike in ratings after news of Gwen Stefani’s romance began to swirl, things took a turn for the worse weeks after Gwen Stefani’s rep confirmed she and Shelton were dating.

According to Nielsen ratings The Voice’s November 23 episode saw a season low with just 10.29 million viewers.

Gwen Stefani and Shelton’s romance has been highly publicized in the last few weeks, as have their splits from former partners Gavin Rossdale and Miranda Lambert, respectively. In July, Shelton and Lambert parted ways after four years of marriage, and in August, Gwen Stefani and Rossdale announced they were splitting up after 13 years of marriage and three children together.

Gwen Stefani and Shelton have been somewhat private with their romance and haven’t yet appeared together on any red carpets. However, as any fan of The Voice can see, they appear to be completely happy and in love.