No shock there – great cast, in my opinion. Lots of Twitter chatter about the show last night garnering the highest ratings for ABC since 2001 – no clue on the veracity of that, but the ratings are, indeed, high. I also read that after an initial dip last season, ratings did indeed climb back to normal levels at about mid season. That was per Tom Bergeron. I watch the ratings and I believe he’s correct, but I’m too lazy to look it up right now. :-) Per CBS News:
“DWTS” Premiere Scores Record Ratings
Season 10 Premiere is Most-Watched “Dancing with the Stars” Show Opener Ever
(CBS) “Dancing with the Stars” debuted strong on Monday night, earning the show’s most-watched opening ever, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The 10th season opener brought in 23.9 million viewers, with 6.3 million of those viewers in the coveted 18-49 age range.
“Dancing with the Stars” also climbed slightly in the ratings as compared to last year.