NBC fixing The Voice’s audio problems for its finale

Problems with The Voice‘s audio last week that created a delay and/or echo for some viewers will be fixed for its final episodes this week, according to an NBC affiliate. The bad quality was blamed on the surround sound mix.

A representative for NBC’s Tampa/St. Pete affiliate WFLA told the St. Petersburg Times’ Eric Deggans that NBC had “been having issues with the audio and have had complaints from stations and viewers across the country” which “was caused by the way the surround sound was mixed by the show’s ‘audio architect.’ NBC is making the request that the necessary changes be made to correct the situation for next week’s show.”

Complaints about the show’s audio mix last week were, um, voiced on Twitter last week, with viewers complaining and even comparing it to American Idol‘s frequent problems.

The finale begins Tuesday and on Wednesday, one of the four finalists–Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Vicci Martinez, and Beverly McClellan–will win the show’s prize of $100,000 and a recording contract.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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