"American Idol" or "The Voice?" NBC's singing competition is nearing the same audience as the ratings leader, "American Idol.'" On Monday, "The Voice" inched closer to knocking "Idol" off the rating throne. I have to say I was a huge fan of "Idol" since season one, but more and more it seems to be about drama rather than finding singing talent. I find myself following "The Voice" more closely this year.

Monday's episode drew 16.3 million viewers, just 13 percent shy of last week's Idol average, and matched those Idol episodes among ages 18 to 49 while beating it among the younger half of that group. A big help: NBC's season opener Feb. 5 enjoyed a record-setting Super Bowl lead-in, which delivered nearly 38 million viewers to the show.

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