"The Voice" wins post-Super Bowl slot

"The Voice" coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green reportedly earned $75,000 per episode, while Christina Aguilera was paid $225,000 per episode. Pictures: Christina Aguilera Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

The "coaches" of NBC's new show "The Voice"
Singers Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green arrive at NBC's press conference for the their new Show "The Voice" on March 15, 2011, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS) "The Voice," NBC's new singing competition, hasn't finished its first season yet, but it's already gotten some special attention from the network.

"The Voice," which stars Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, and Adam Levine as coaches, has scored the coveted post-Super Bowl spot in 2012.

"There is no better showcase on television than to follow the Super Bowl, and we believe "The Voice' is deserving of such high-profile exposure," NBC's Bob Greenblatt told E!. "The attention-grabbing blind audition phase of The Voice has mass appeal and will fittingly team up with the biggest sporting event of the year."

Hosted by Carson Daly, "The Voice" debuted on April 26 and is just winding up its freshman season, but it has proven such a ratings hit that it was picked up last month for a second season.

Fox hosted the Super Bowl earlier this year and gave the coveted spot to its breakout hit "Glee," which became the top scripted telecast in three years.

In 2010, CBS hosted the Super Bowl and scheduled "Undercover Boss" right after it, earning the network its biggest audience since the finale of the first "Survivor."

  • CBS News Staff

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