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Dancing With The Stars Season 19 TV Ratings For Oct 15th, Gained Strength From Last Week

Just a quick update on some TV ratings for Dancing With The Stars. First of all, ABC finished a strong second this past Monday Night in total viewers. Not only that, “Dancing with the Stars” gained viewers from last week. Below are some figures from ABC MediaNet.

Monday (10/13/14) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Ratings/Projections
“DWTS:” Live + 3 = 14.3 million/2.2 rating and Live + 7 = 14.8 million/2.3 rating

ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 11.5 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49):
ABC ran a strong second on Monday night in Total Viewers, coming within 400,000 of first place NBC (11.5 million vs. 11.9 million).

From 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “DWTS” was up over its week-ago Fast Affiliate numbers in Total Viewers (+2% – 12.5 million vs. 12.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+6% – 1.9/5 vs. 1.8/5). Building from its first to second hour (+11%), “Dancing” beat out Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” from 9:00-10:00 p.m. for the 4th week in a row in Adults 18-49 (+18% – 2.0/5 vs. 1.7/5). The ABC unscripted series was the most social broadcast program on Monday with 76,090 tweets.

Also, note how Dancing With The Stars placed at #5 In Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings (10/06 – 10/12):

1 AMC The Walking Dead
2 FX American Horror Story: Freak Show
3 ABC Scandal
4 USA WWE Monday Night RAW
5 ABC Dancing With the Stars
6 The CW The Flash
7 NBC The Voice
8 NBC Saturday Night Live
9 FX Sons of Anarchy
10 NBC The Voice

Not bad I say!!

October 15, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

PureDWTS Season 19 Week 4 Guest Poem: “Memory Books Of A Dance”

What another fabulous new Dancing With The Stars poem from Lois!! Here she is with “Memory Books of A Dance”….

MEMORY BOOKS OF DANCE

Chapters in a book, chapters of life, a memorable year
Representing inspiration, loss, big breaks, lots of fear

Each year memorable and engraved in a Memory Book
Each dancer giving their dances their own special look

The opening, introduction to the Memory Books of Dance
A rousing, resplendent, razzle-dazzle, celebration stance

MEMORY BOOKS OF DANCE

Tears were shed, emotions flowing as an underground spring
Tissues pulled out of tissue boxes, memories were everything Read more..

October 8, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Good Morning America To Announce DWTS Switch-Up Partners On Thursday

Just a quick update, Everyone! Good Morning America is announcing the Switch up partners tomorrow morning (Thursday). So, be sure to tune in. Thanks to Linz for letting us know.

ADDING: Linz said there is a new commercial too which aired during Good Morning America. If you saw it, let us know.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Afterbuzz TV And Corky Ballas Review DWTS19 Week 4, See If You Agree?

What a great Afterbuzz TV show with Corky Ballas last night! I’ve only watched half the show so far, but let’s just say…he didn’t hold back! I was impressed right in the beginning when he said Sharna Burgess was a “firecracker and beautiful” and that her opening number was “edgy, quick, short, to the point, and HOTT.” Then when the reviews of the couples started, Corky called it straight up about Val and Janel saying their Rumba was “lame”, etc. He would have only given their dance a “7”. I loved it too when Kristyn pointed out Janel’s “flinging wrists” which kind of annoyed me too. Then when they got to Bethany, Corky mentioned how she has a “wall” up (something I noticed too but, couldn’t find the words for). But, as I just wrote at Pure Derek Hough, I didn’t agree about Bethany’s footwork though. I thought it was fine. But, wow, the opinion I really disagreed with was Anna’s. Wha? She would have only given Derek and Bethany a “6” and then compares her to Jonathan? As much as I like Anna, that was way too harsh. More below. Lot’s of great content to discuss and I hope they can get Corky again. Let us know what you think…

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Carrie Ann Inaba Writes About Her Three Favorite Dances On DWTS Week 4, Has Some Advice

Carrie Ann Inaba has written about her three favorite dances this week on Dancing With The Stars: Witney & Alfonso, Mark & Sadie, and Lea and Artem.

Carrie Anne also gives some advice to Jonathan and Antonio. Below is take on it….

1. To Jonathan Bennett—I want to see technique. I don’t want you to throw your movements away. It’s not just getting through the movements. It’s also about performing with accuracy. Whatever dance you have next week and I, like Julianne Hough, hope it is a ballroom dance. I want to see your form! I want to see the proper posture. The proper hold, I want you to really go for the right weight placement on your feet and I want you to study the style before you try and wow us with choreography. It will help with your performance to get the technique down first. You can do it!! I know it. We all see your potential.

2. To Antonio Sabato Jr.—you need to open your chest more and pay attention to your arms. Let them move and use the space. You need to command your space, like when you walk a runway. You need to move the space around you with your energy. Don’t stop your movements short. Open yourself up. Breathe into the movements so they can become the fullest movements and not stifled and small.

I agree with her advice, do you? I also really want to see these two just really let go with no worries what so ever.

Lots more at Parade including her thoughts on Michael and Emma and some fashion credits. I loved this dress. Beautiful!

October 7, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS19 Week 4 Ratings Nearly Ties The Voice Last Night, HQ Photos Of The Show

Wow, such breathtaking images from Dancing With The Stars Season 19 week 4. Below are just a few. To see more, see Getty Images courtesy of photographer Adam Taylor. When you look at this album, it says it all for why ratings might have been up this week and nearly tied The Voice. Our show is alive and well.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Why A YouTube Star Has a Big Advantage on DWTS and Why It’s Great for the Show

Assuming our Dancing with the Stars partnership spoilers are right, this will be the first season that DWTS has cast a YouTube star as one of the stars on the cast. For those following along at home, I’m talking about Bethany Mota. I imagine many reading this are thinking “Who’s that?” and is someone on YouTube really a “star”?

The answer to the first question can be answered by checking out Bethany Mota’s YouTube videos. The answer to the second question is absolutely! In fact, I’d suggest that a YouTube star is likely at a marked advantage over many of the other stars on DWTS. Let’s take a look at why I think this is the case.

First, I’ve written previously about the way the judges score the dances and how it basically makes the judges scores irrelevant. I won’t rehash that here, but we’ve basically seen this proven out season over season. The judges scores have some impact, but it’s much smaller than the 50% portion of the score that they’re given. As many readers tell us, “DWTS is just a popularity contest.” My answer is always, “You’re right.”

We’ll save whether DWTS should be a dance contest or a popularity contest for another post. The reality is that especially as you near the end of the show it becomes a popularity contest. Whoever can garner the most votes will win the show. There’s a reason why Olympic athletes and Football players have garnered so many wins on DWTS. How many people watch the Olympics and Football? That popularity translates into getting a lot of votes.

Let’s get back to the YouTube star. Are YouTube stars very popular? Do people really even know who these YouTube stars are? Let’s take a look at the social media reach of Bethany Mota:
7.1+ Million subscribers on YouTube
544.6+ Million views on YouTube
1.9+ Million subscribers on her second YouTube Channel
47.1+ Million views on her second YouTube Channel
3.7+ Million followers on Instagram
1.9+ Million followers on Twitter
1.3+ Million likes on Facebook

No doubt there’s quite a bit of overlap in these social channels, but that’s an amazing following. I still remember a few of the stars who literally started their Twitter account when they knew they were going to be on the show. Sure, some of us love to wax nostalgic seeing these stars we loved as kids back in the limelight, but familiarity doesn’t equal fandom.

Even a star for whom everyone is familiar and has lots of followers on social media doesn’t mean that those followers will get out and vote. Remember that DWTS is a popularity contest. I can assure you that Bethany’s fans will be extremely active in the voting. This was proven when Bethany won the Teen Choice Award.

For those who discount the power of social media, remember how Mark Cuban and Woz were able to stay on DWTS much longer than they should have stayed. The biggest reason they stuck around is that they leveraged social media to get people to vote. Bethany Mota and other YouTube stars that are on DWTS have a built in social media voting machine. Compare that to the extremely popular Alfonso Ribeiro that so many know and love. He only has 112,000 followers on Twitter. We love the man and the memory of his acting, but do we love him enough to vote? I think YouTube stars have that kind of voting fan base.

Many long time viewers of the show are likely asking themselves, do my votes really matter? I think the regular DWTS viewer votes do matter. If they didn’t, Gil Marini and Ralph Macchio would have never done as well as they did. They (and many others) were great dancers and great personalities on the show and America fell in love with them.

Last season DWTS averaged about 14 million viewers. Some subset of those viewers voted (many did not). That puts Bethany’s numbers above in some perspective. However, what’s not to say that a YouTube star won’t also be a great dancer and as likable as any of the other stars that have been successful garnering votes from regular DWTS viewers who never knew them previously? You don’t get 7 million subscribers and 544 million views on YouTube if you’re not at least somewhat likable. So, you combine the existing following these YouTube stars have together with the new fans they’ll garner while being on the show and that seems like a huge advantage in the popularity contest that is DWTS.

Let me be clear that this doesn’t mean they should be declared the winner before the show even starts. The other stars are stars and popular for their reasons as well. Plus, the YouTube star could totally fall flat (literally on the dance floor or figuratively with their personality). However, I give them better than a puncher’s chance at doing well on the show.

Why Are YouTube Stars Great for DWTS?
The other reason why I think it’s genius of the producers to bring on a YouTube star is what I believe it will do for the shows ratings. I’m not ready to predict that we’ll see a huge spike in overall viewers of DWTS thanks to one YouTube star. However, I won’t be surprised if we see an increase in the number of younger viewers that watch to see their favorite YouTube star on DWTS. DWTS has always suffered a bit by having a large number of viewers, but suffering a little bit in the younger viewer demographic.

I hear all the time from older viewers who say things like “Do advertisers not care about me? I spend money!” This isn’t the place to solve this problem in TV ratings, but the reality is that advertisers make their buying decisions based on the younger demographic. Good, bad, or otherwise, that’s the reality of TV ad spend.

We’ll see how the ratings play out this season. One star on a cast of 13 only has so much sway. Especially when there’s a new executive producer, a new judge, and the fact that DWTS is in its 19th season which all will influence the DWTS ratings as well. However, the potential upside of bringing a YouTube star on DWTS seems like a risk well worth taking.

What do you think about having a YouTube star on DWTS?

September 3, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Finale Shows Finish In Top 5 Of Nielsen’s TV Ratings

Such good ratings news for Dancing With The Stars. In it’s final week, all three shows placed in the top three. Below is more from the Washington Post via Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Too fun…especially for how it beat The Voice and American Idol like it did.

Nielsen’s top programs for May 19-25

1. “Dancing With the Stars” (Monday), ABC, 15.66 million.

2. “Dancing With the Stars” (Tuesday), ABC, 15.07 million.

3. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 11.7 million.

4. “The Voice” (Tuesday, 9 p.m.), NBC, 11.69 million.

5. “Dancing With the Stars: Road to the Finals,” ABC, 11.64 million.

6. “American Idol” (Wednesday), Fox, 10.53 million.

7. “Modern Family,” ABC, 10.45 million.

8. “Survivor,” CBS, 9.55 million.

9. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 9.09 million.

10. “The Middle,” ABC, 7.85 million.

May 28, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Dancing With The Stars Season 18 TV Ratings For March 24th – 30th

TV By The Numbers is reporting Dancing With The Stars came in 3rd in total Primetime viewership numbers for the week of March 24th – 30th. It fell a notch from last week (in total viewership numbers), but, this is still outstanding. I also love that it beat out The Voice!

1 NCIS-03/25 CBS 17520
2 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-03/25 CBS 15543
3 Dancing with the Stars-03/24 ABC 14648
4 60 Minutes-03/30 CBS 14303
5 VOICE-03/24 NBC 12847
6 VOICE-TUE-03/25 NBC 12445
7 Person Of Interest-03/25 CBS 12226
8 Good Wife, THE-03/30 CBS 10959
9 BLACKLIST-03/24 NBC 10799
10 Modern Family-03/26 ABC 10090
11 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP FR 2-03/28 S CBS 10089
12 SURVIVOR-03/26 CBS 9848
13 Castle-03/24 ABC 9777
14 Amazing Race-03/30 CBS 9512
15 American Idol-WEDNESDAY-03/26 FOX 9328

Also note that Dancing With The Stars came in 8th in Nielson’s Twitter TV ratings.

As for this week’s Dancing With The Stars, ABC Media Net is reporting it “stood as Monday’s most-watched TV show for the 3rd week running”.

Ok, that is all for now. Let us know what you think. I continue to be saddened for how American Idol keeps dipping in numbers. I think this season has the best talent. Every contestant is so good and offers something different (in my opinion). Though I think what the show is missing the most is Simon, Paula, and Randy. *those where the days*

April 3, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Dancing With The Stars Season 18 TV Ratings For March 17th – 23rd

So, last week, Dancing With The Stars premiered with 9% higher numbers than the previous season as we previously reported and it was one of Monday’s most watched shows. Now we have it’s ratings for how it stacked up for the week competing with other Primetime shows. Note below how it came in 6th place with 2.6 million viewers. From TV By The Numbers

1 VOICE-03/17/2014 NBC 4.1 5170
2 VOICE-TUE-03/18/2014 NBC 3.6 4568
3 SCANDAL-03/20/2014 ABC 2.9 3715
4 How I Met Your Mother-03/17/2014 CBS 2.9 3744
5 BLACKLIST-03/17/2014 NBC 2.7 3416
6 Dancing with the Stars-03/17/2014 P ABC 2.6 3250
7 RESURRECTION-03/23/2014 ABC 2.5 3231
8 SURVIVOR-03/19/2014 CBS 2.5 3166
9 NCIS-03/18/2014 CBS 2.4 3102
10 GREY’S ANATOMY-03/20/2014
11 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-03/18/2014 CBS 2.3 2888
12 Criminal Minds-03/19/2014 CBS 2.2 2819
13 American Idol-WEDNESDAY-03/19/2014 FOX 2.2 2853
14 2 Broke Girls-03/17/2014 CBS 2.2 2787
15 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SA-4-03/22/2014 S CBS 2.2 2834
16 Family Guy-03/23/2014 FOX 2.2 2838
17 Shark Tank-03/21/2014 ABC 2.1 2687
18 ABOUT A BOY-03/18/2014 NBC 2.1 2620
19 Once Upon A Time-03/23/2014 ABC 2.1 2673
20 60 Minutes-03/23/2014 CBS 2.0 2554
21 CSI-03/19/2014 CBS 2.0 2477
22 American Idol-THURSDAY-03/20/2014 FOX 2.0 2488
23 Chicago Fire-03/18/2014 NBC 1.9 2380
24 Simpsons-03/23/2014 FOX 1.9 2408
25 Castle-03/17/2014

In other mentions….I was a bit shocked to see American Idol’s numbers falling as much as they have this season. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that show out of the Top 10, have you? I’m starting to get worried. A friend and I watch and review this show every week. He, like Heidi, predicted it’s downfall may be near and I’m starting to think they are right! *cries* :(

March 27, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.