Warner Music Nashville celebrated Blake Shelton after his team member Jermaine Paul won Season 2 of NBC’s The Voice last night (5/8). Paul, a former backup singer for Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige, won first place over other finalists Chris Mann, Juliet Simms and Tony Lucca.
The Voice drew about 10.9 million viewers in the 9 p.m. ET time slot, and about 12.25 million the following hour, according to Zap2It.com. This is a 16 percent bump over last year’s finale ratings reports the New York Times. The Voice won the 10 pm slot, when the champion was revealed. During the program’s first hour, NBC came in third behind CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles (14.5 million) and ABC’s Dancing With the Stars results show (13.3 million).