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Dancing With The Stars Among Nielson’s TV Ratings Annual Top 10

And it even beat out American Idol and the NFL regular season. Below is more from Newsday via Nielson’s. To read the full article, be sure to see the link.

Interesting bit of news from Nielsen’s annual Top Ten list, just released this morning: “Dancing with the Stars” edged out “American Idol” as TV’s most viewed unscripted show last season. “NCIS” remained TV’s top draw overall.

1 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC… 7.4 21,734,000

2 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 5.3 …15,708,000

3 THE OT FOX 5.0 14…,753,000

4 NCIS CBS 5.0 14…,692,000

5 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 4.7 …13,862,000

6 NFL REGULAR SEASON L ESPN 4.6… 13,446,000

7 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 4.6 …13,384,000

8 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 4.5… 13,217,000

9 AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY FOX 4.5 …13,136,000

10 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 4.5… 12,890,000

December 17, 2013 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 TV Ratings: Finale Earns 6-Month Highs For ABC And More

Good news for TV Ratings for Dancing With The Stars. Our show moved up from 8th place during semi-finals week to 5th and 6th place during it’s Finale week. The viewership numbers may be a little down from last fall’s Season 15 Finale of 16.7 million, but, it was neck and neck with Season 16 finale ratings.

Below is more of the overall Primetime tv ratings and viewership numbers from the Star Tribune via Nielson’s TV ratings for November 25th to December 1st:

1. NFL Football Thanksgiving Special: Pittsburgh at Baltimore, NBC, 21.07 million.

2. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 18.09 million.

3. NFL Football: NY Giants at Washington, NBC, 17.75 million.

4. NFL Thursday Post-Game, Oakland at Dallas, CBS, 17.47 million.

5. “Dancing With the Stars Special” (Tuesday), ABC, 14.75 million.

6. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 14.61 million.

7. NFL Football: San Francisco at Washington, ESPN, 13.16 million.

8. NFL Thanksgiving Pre-Kick, NBC, 12.67 million.

9. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 12.32 million.

10. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 12.05 million.

11. “Person of Interest,” CBS, 11.89 million.

12. NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 11.71 million.

13. “The Voice,” NBC, 11.52 million.

14. “Castle,” ABC, 11.41 million.

15. “Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer,” CBS, 11.31 million.

ABC Media Net is also reporting these ratings and numbers….

ABC’s Monday Finale of “Dancing with the Stars” is the Top Entertainment Show And Outdraws NBC’s “The Voice” by its Largest Margin of the Season

Hitting a Season High, ABC is the Most-Watched Net on the Sweep’s Final Tuesday, With the “Dancing” Season Finale Finishing as the Night’s Dominant No. 1 TV Show

The “Dancing with the Stars” Finale Earns 6-Month Highs for ABC in its Time Period

Monday:

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:01 p.m. – 14.6 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49):

Building its numbers on night 1 of its 2-night season finale, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” was Monday’s most-watched entertainment show for the 5th week in a row. Bill Engvall was the next celebrity dancer eliminated from the competition. Growing week to week in Total Viewers (+6%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%), “DWTS” drew its biggest audience since its season premiere and scored a 9-week high with young adults – since 9/16/13 and 9/23/13, respectively.

Tuesday:

ABC finished as the dominant most-watched TV network on the final Tuesday of the November Sweep (+1.2 million over second-place CBS – 13.0 million vs. 11.8 million) and ranked No. 1 in Adults 18-49 (2.5/7-tied w/CBS). ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” finale stood as Tuesday’s most-watched TV show by 20% over runner-up CBS’ “NCIS: LA” (14.8 million vs. 12.3 million from 9:00-10:00 p.m.) and “S.H.I.E.L.D.” was night’s No. 1 scripted series in Adults 18-49.

“Dancing with the Stars” (9:01-11:00 p.m. – 14.8 million and 2.4/7 in AD18-49):

From 9:00-11:00 p.m., the season finale of “Dancing with the Stars” made ABC the No. 1 network in the 2-hour time period with Total Viewers and key Women (W18-49/W25-54), while ranking as the top broadcaster with Kids 2-11. Dominating its final half-hour from 10:30-11:00 p.m., as Amber Riley won the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, “Dancing” delivered 15.6 million viewers and a 2.6/8 in Adults 18-49 to lead its nearest competition (CBS’ “Person of Interest” = 11.8 million and 2.1/6) by 3.8 million viewers and by 24% in young adults.

Let’s see if Heidi has something to add….

Heidi: Well, the “rank” means very little when it comes to ratings. Throw 15 football games up there and knock it out of the top 10 and that won’t hurt it as long as the same or more people are watching the show, if you know what I mean. The important points to come out of the above are that it is still beating the Voice in total viewer numbers AND it’s still growing week to week. Six percent growth from the semi-finals to the finals is nothing to sneeze at, for sure (take note, Maks fans).  The finale (results show) was down from the all star season…but what do you expect when people get OUT of the habit of watching DWTS on Tuesday night??  Not to mention that the ALL Star Season was a bit of an anomaly.  I think the producers were on crack when they thought that the ratings for that season were down because no one wants to see great dancing. Bull. Your show is aging, and TV viewership is falling across the board. You can’t look at it in a vacuum.  All TV continues to sink in viewer number – except probably cable.  People have more choices now.  Looking at it very simply…this is where the Rank plays a part. How can DWTS STILL be Top 10 show while still falling in ratings season after season?? Simple…because ALL TV is falling season after season. If DWTS were the only show with declining viewer numbers, it would have fallen out of the Top 10 by now.

Heidi Still: And for those who insist that a particular guest judge – be it Julianne OR Maks – has a dramatic impact on ratings…guess again. Here are the total viewers each week:

September 16 – 16.01
September 23 – 13.4
September 30 – 13.1
October 7 – 13
October 14 – 12.99
October 21 – 13.35
October 28 – 13.28
November 4 – 13.72
November 11 – 12.57 (pre-empted in Boston and Charlotte = 3% of the US Market)
November 18 – 13.8
November 25 – 14.2

As you can see, the season starts out very high and then drops consistently until week 5, when it starts inching it’s way back up again. If not for November 11th, it would show fairly consistent growth from a mid season low to the season finale. From what I can see, the only thing having a major impact on ratings was the pre-empting in Boston and Charlotte. Everything else falls on a very nice curve – very similar to curves shown when I graphed previous seasons. It appears that the theory that people want to watch bad dancing may not be true. How else do you explain that people tune in to the first show, then fall out until past the halfway point??

December 5, 2013 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.

DWTS17 Finale TV Ratings: Hits Highs Again And Builds Viewership Numbers

Such fantastic TV ratings for Dancing With The Stars again! Not only was Monday night’s Finale the top Entertainment show of the night again, it lead NBC’s “The Voice” by its “largest head-to-head advantage“. Then to top things off further and hitting a season high, ABC was the Most-Watched Net on the Sweep’s Final Tuesday with the “Dancing With The Stars” Finale finishing as “the night’s dominant #1 TV Show”. Also, the “Dancing with the Stars” Finale earned 6 month highs for ABC in its time period. Below is more from ABC Media Net.

For Monday night:

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 14.2 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49):

Building its numbers on night 1 of its 2-night season finale, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” was Monday’s most-watched entertainment show for the 5th week in a row. Bill Engvall was the next celebrity dancer eliminated from the competition. Growing week to week in Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%), “DWTS” drew its biggest audience since its season premiere and scored a 9-week high with young adults – since 9/16/13 and 9/23/13, respectively. Season to date, “Dancing” is up 4% in Adults 18-49.

For Tuesday night:

“Dancing with the Stars” (9:00-11:00 p.m. – 14.6 million and 2.4/7 in AD18-49):

From 9:00-11:00 p.m., the season finale of “Dancing with the Stars” made ABC the No. 1 network in the 2-hour time period with Total Viewers, key Women (W18-49/W25-54), Teens 12-17 (tie) and Kids 2-11. Dominating its final half-hour from 10:30-11:00 p.m., as Amber Riley won the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, “Dancing” delivered 15.4 million viewers and a 2.6/8 in Adults 18-49 to lead its nearest competition (CBS’ “Person of Interest” = 11.6 million and 2.1/6) by 3.8 million viewers and by 24% in young adults.

•Building over its Monday finale by 9% in Adults 18-49, “DWTS” scored a 10-week high – best since its season premiere on 9/16/13.

•In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, the “Dancing” finale produced ABC’s best time-slot numbers in 6 months with entertainment programming – since 5/21/13.

Below is a list of the overall TV ratings from November 18th- 24th from the Star Tribune via Nielson’s TV Ratings. Note how our show placed 8th last weeek beating out the “American Music Awards”. Amazing!

1. NFL Football: Denver at New England, NBC, 26.48 million.

2. “NCIS,” CBS, 19.66 million.

3. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 19.61 million.

4. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 18.94 million.

5. “The OT,” Fox, 16.02 million.

6. NFL Football: New England at Carolina, ESPN, 15.77 million.

7. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 14.99 million.

8. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 13.8 million.

9. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 13.71 million.

10. “American Music Awards, ABC, 13.14 million.

11. “Criminal Minds,” CBS, 12.4 million.

12. “Person of Interest,” CBS, 12.28 million.

13. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 11.9 million.

14. “The Millers,” CBS, 11.78 million.

15. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.65 million.

November 30, 2013 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.

DWTS17 TV Ratings For November 11th -17th, Most Watched TV Show Monday Night

Hey, just a little TV ratings update from ABC Media Net. They aren’t that much different this week from last week’s ratings though it’s pretty amazing that for the FOURTH week in a row, Dancing With The Stars was the most watched entertainment show on Monday night. Not bad viewing numbers either considering the show was pre-empted by local NFL coverage in Boston and Charlotte.

Please Note: ABC’s Monday line-up was pre-empted in Boston and Charlotte for local NFL coverage (3.1% of the U.S.).

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 14.5 million and 2.3/6 in AD18-49):

Building its numbers in the semi-finals, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” was Monday’s most-watched entertainment show for the 4th week in a row. Leah Remini was the next celebrity dancer eliminated this season.

And below are the overall Top 15 Shows from November 11th -17th from The Star Tribune via Nielson’s TV ratings. Note how Dancing With The Stars placed at 9th again! Outstanding once again!!

1. NFL Football: Kansas City at Denver, NBC, 26.95 million.

2. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 19.92 million.

3. “NCIS,” 19.37 million.

4. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 18.3 million.

5. “The OT,” Fox, 14.99 million.

6. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 14.89 million.

7. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 14.02 million.

8. “Person of Interest,” CBS, 12.6 million.

9. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 12.57 million.

10. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 12 million.

11. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 11.99 million.

12. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 11.86 million.

13. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 11.79 million.

14. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.64 million.

15. “Criminal Minds,” CBS, 11.63 million.

November 20, 2013 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.

DWTS17 TV Ratings November 4th -11th, Most Watched Monday Night Show For 3rd Week

For the THIRD week in a row, Dancing With The Stars was the most watched entertainment show on Monday night. What’s more, it also beat The Voice again. Here is more from ABC Media Net.

Monday Night 8:00-11:00 p.m. (11.7 million and 1.8/5 in AD18-49):

ABC was Monday’s most-watched broadcast network for the 2nd week in a row (11.7 million), leading NBC by 2% (11.5 million), Fox by 63% (7.2 million) and CBS by 72% (6.8 million). Topping the night, ABC’s “Dancing” continued to pull in a larger audience than NBC’s “The Voice” (12.5 million vs. 11.9 million).

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 12.5 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” ranked Monday’s most-watched entertainment show for the 3rd week running over NBC’s “The Voice” (12.5 million vs. 11.9 million). Also, in its 8:00-10:00 p.m. time period, “Dancing” outdrew CBS’ 2-hour comedy block by 4.6 million viewers (7.9 million) and Fox’s dramas by 5.3 million viewers (7.1 million). Elizabeth Berkley was eliminated this week.

Also, below are the overall Top 15 Shows from November 4th -11th from The Star Tribune via Nielson’s TV ratings. Note how Dancing With The Stars dropped a spot from last week, but, this is still outstanding…

1. NFL Football: Dallas at New Orleans, NBC, 21.09 million.

2. “NCIS,” CBS, 19.18 million.

3. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 16.89 million.

4. “CMA Awards,” ABC, 16.76 million.

5. NFL Football: Chicago at Green Bay, ESPN, 16.1 million.

6. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 15.87 million.

7. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 15.26 million.

8. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 14.76 million.

9. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 13.72 million.

10. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 12.2 million.

11. College Football: LSU at Alabama, CBS, 11.9 million.

12. “Person of Interest,” CBS, 11.79 million.

13. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 11.75 million.

14. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 11.61 million.

15. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.3 million.

November 14, 2013 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.

DWTS17 TV Ratings For October 28th to November 3rd, Most Watched Show Monday Night

Once again and for a second week in a row, Dancing With The Stars was the most watched entertainment show on Monday night. The total viewers also increased!! Below are more details from ABC Media Net.

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 14.4 million and 2.1/5 in AD18-49)

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” finished as Monday’s most-watched entertainment show for the 2nd consecutive week, widening its winning margin from the prior week over “The Voice” (14.4 million vs. 11.6 million). Also in its time period, “Dancing” outdrew CBS’ 2-hour comedy block by over 6 million viewers (8.3 million). Brant Daugherty was eliminated this week.

•Growing week to week in Total Viewers, “Dancing” drew its biggest audience in 7 weeks – since its season premiere on 9/16/13.

Also, take a look at these overall numbers from October 28th to November 3rd. Dancing With The Stars placed 8th moving up 3 notches from the previous week. It also beat The Voice. From The Star Tribune….

1. “NCIS,” CBS, 19.3 million.

2. World Series Game 6: St. Louis at Boston, Fox, 19.18 million.

3. NFL Football: Indianapolis at Houston, NBC, 17.04 million.

4. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 15.81 million.

5. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 14.9 million.

6. World Series Game 5: Boston at St. Louis, Fox, 14.45 million.

7. “Walking Dead,” AMC, 13.31 million.

8. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 13.28 million.

9. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 13.22 million.

10. “Person of Interest,” CBS, 12 million.

11. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 11.8 million.

12. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 11.7 million.

13. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.62 million.

14. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 11.01 million.

15. NFL Football Seattle vs. St. Louis, ESPN, 10.76 million.

Too Awesome~

November 7, 2013 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.

DWTS TV Ratings For for Oct. 21-27th, Hits #1 Monday Night Oct. 28th

This is cool! Last week, Dancing With The Stars was the 2nd Most Watched TV show Monday night next to The Voice. Well, this week, Dancing With The Stars beat The Voice on Monday night for the #1 spot!! Yay! Below are some more figures from ABCMedia Net.

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 12.972 million and 2.0/5 in AD18-49)

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” finished as Monday’s most-watched entertainment show, moving ahead of “The Voice” (12.972 million vs. 12.968 million). Also in its time period, “Dancing” outdrew CBS’ 2-hour comedy block by 5.6 million viewers (7.4 million). Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi was eliminated this week.

•“Dancing” was up 1-tenth from its week-ago Fast Affiliate Adult 18-49 rating and even with its National number. On average, “Dancing” is up year to year in both Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%).

In overall TV ratings from Oct. 21 – 27th, Dancing With The Stars placed at 11th falling two places from 9th last week. Here is more from the Star Tribune.

1. “NCIS,” CBS, 18.99 million.

2. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 16.99 million.

3. NFL Football: Green Bay at Minnesota, NBC, 16.89 million.

4. World Series Game 4: Boston at St. Louis, Fox, 15.98 million.

5. “World Series Game 4 Pregame,” Fox, 15.38 million.

6. “The OT,” Fox, 15.24 million.

7. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 14.92 million.

8. World Series Game 1: St. Louis vs. Boston, Fox, 14.4 million.

9. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 13.69 million.

10. World Series Game 2: St. Louis vs. Boston, Fox, 13.43 million.

11. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 13.35 million.

12. NFL Football: Minnesota vs. N.Y. Giants, ESPN, 13.24 million.

13. “Person of Interest,” CBS, 13.17 million.

14. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 13.14 million.

15. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 12.92 million.

I have to say….with the World Series taking place currently, I’m not really surprised. I wouldn’t be panicked about it, but, let’s see what Heidi thinks….

Heidi: Nah, the news appears to be all good for DWTS. It’s up year to year in both the total viewers and the demo. The top 10 is just a rank of that week of all TV – DWTS is normally top 10, but all the sports always kicks everyone down a few notches – Even the Voice’s tuesday show fell out. Subtract out four World Series games and DWTS is back up to Number 7.  It still sucks in the demo, but it’s going up instead of down. Always good to go up. :-)

October 31, 2013 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 2nd Most Watched TV Show Monday Night, TV Ratings For for Oct. 14-20th

Good news once again for ABC and Dancing With The Stars! ABC beat out NBC, Fox, and CBS in total viewership numbers for this past Monday night, October 21, 2013. What’s more, “Dancing With The Stars” was also the second most watched TV show after “The Voice. In more good news, Dancing With The Stars also gained 1 million more viewers in a 4 week period. Below is more from ABC MediaNet.

Monday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 12.3 million and 1.9/5 AD18-49)

ABC paced within 200,000 viewers of tying NBC for the viewership lead on Monday (12.3 million vs. 12.5 million) and delivered its most competitive finish this season. The Net topped CBS by 5.0 million viewers (7.3 million) and Fox by 6.9 million viewers (5.4 million). In addition, ABC outdelivered Fox on the night by 19% in Adults 18-49 (1.9/5 vs. 1.6/4).

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 13.1 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49)

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” was the 2nd-most-watched entertainment show on Monday, coming within 2% of NBC’s “The Voice” (13.1 million vs. 13.4 million) on the night to mark its closest finish this season. Also in its time period, “Dancing” outdrew CBS’ 2-hour comedy block by 5.1 million viewers (8.0 million). No celebrity was eliminated this week.

•ABC’s “DWTS” grew its overall audience week to week (13.1 million vs. 13.0 million) to deliver its most-watched telecast in 4 weeks – since 9/23/13.

Below is a list of the Top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for Oct. 14-20th. Note how Dancing With The Stars and The Voice tied for 9th place.

1. NFL Football: Denver vs. Indianapolis, NBC, 26.94 million.

2. “NCIS,” CBS, 18.83 million.

3. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 17.8 million.

4. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 15.29 million.

5. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 14.95 million.

6. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 14.64 million.

7. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 13.95 million.

8. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 13.78 million.

9. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 12.99 million.

9. “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 12.99 million.

11. “Person of Interest,” CBS, 12.69 million.

12. “The Millers,” CBS, 12.27 million.

13. NFL Football: Indianapolis vs. San Diego, ESPN, 11.95 million.

14. “Castle,” ABC, 11.11 million.

15. “Criminal Minds,” CBS, 11.06 million.

16. “Modern Family,” ABC, 10.94 million.

17. “Blacklist,” NBC, 10.93 million.

18. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 10.56 million.

19. “Toy Story of Terror,” ABC, 10.55 million.

20. “Survivor,” CBS, 10.11 million.

Source: Star Tribune

Not bad I say once again. Going to only one night a week of Dancing With The Stars seems to be working. Let’s see what Miss Heidi thinks?

Heidi: I guess in a way it’s working – it’s audience isn’t eroding any further. I would say, holding steady. I need to find my old spreadsheets and build on them to see what the real story is. :-)  I’m sure it’s still down a bit from Season 15, but again, I would have to verify that. I think the viewer numbers always increase slowly toward the finale after hitting a season low in weeks 3 or 4.   I think I kinda like having it all in one night – I miss a bit of the cheese fest and, of course, pro dances – but they had already cut way down on those anyway.

October 23, 2013 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.

New Dancing With The Stars TV Ratings For Oct. 16th, Up A Notch From Last Week

How about some TV ratings?! ABC MediaNet is reporting Dancing With The Stars is the 2nd most watched show this past Monday night, Oct. 14th. Here is more….

“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 12.8 million and 2.1/5 in AD18-49)

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” once again ranked as the 2nd-most-watched entertainment show on Monday to NBC’s “The Voice,” and in its time period outdrew CBS’ 2-hour comedy block by 4.9 million viewers (7.9 million) and Fox’s dramas by 5.5 million viewers (7.3 million). Christina Milian was the fourth celebrity dancer to be eliminated from the competition this season.

•“Dancing” was up 5% week to week (2.0/5 on 10/7/13) among Adults 18-49 to a 3-week high.On average, ABC’s “DWTS” is up over the same point last season by 4% in Total Viewers and by 9% in Adults 18-49.

Below are the overall Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen’s TV Ratings for Oct. 7th-13th. Note how ‘Dancing With The Stars’ placed 9th which is up a notch from the week before which I think is fantastic:

1. NFL Football: Washington vs. Dallas, NBC, 22.07 million.

2. “NCIS,” CBS, 18.33 million.

3. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 17.64 million.

4. “The Walking Dead,” AMC, 16.11 million.

5. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 16.02 million.

6. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 14.84 million.

7. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 14.64 million.

8. “The OT,” Fox, 14.11 million.

9. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 13 million.

10. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 11.78 million.

11. “The Millers,” CBS, 11.73 million.

12. “Person of Interest,” CBS, 11.65 million.

13. NFL Football: N.Y. Jets vs. Atlanta, ESPN, 11.45 million.

14. “Blacklist,” NBC, 11.18 million.

15. “Criminal Minds,” CBS, 10.98 million.

16. American League Championship Series: Detroit vs. Boston, Game 2, Fox, 10.89 million.

17. “Modern Family,” ABC, 10.64 million.

18. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 10.62 million.

19. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 10.56 million.

20. “Castle,” ABC, 10.51 million.

source: Star Tribune

Let’s see what Heidi thinks. She is our TV Ratings expert…

Heidi: Well, keep in mind that I haven’t actually been paying attention this season and studying current numbers compared to those in the past. But, 5% is 5% and that is good. Up is up, and that is good. It’s moving in the right direction. For a show that has always sucked in the demo but that has always been a Top 10, and is now in it’s 17th season, that’s pretty damn good. After all, it’s all relative. And if one person comes in here and says “But it’s the Demo that’s important” like we didn’t know that, I will block your ass. :-)

October 17, 2013 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 13 Week 2 TV Ratings For Sept. 26-Oct. 2nd

So, last week, the Nielson’s TV Ratings posted at Zap2It, had Dancing With The Stars rated at #5 and #9. This week, the shows are listed at #6 and #8. Not much of a change there and still slightly low from past seasons. Like Heidi commented last week, this may be “the new normal or maybe the show is going to reverse to having the higher rated season during the spring when Football is no longer an option.” Time will tell. Note how the X Factor came up a little from it’s 19th and 20th positions last week. It still shocks me that the X Factor is at the bottom of the 20 listed. I have a feeling people weren’t very interested in the auditions, but, they will take more interest in the Boot Camp shows and what follows afterwards. Last Night’s X Factor was super good. Did anyone see it? What other shows are you watching and liking currently?

1 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS Mon 9:00 PM 20,525,000
2 NCIS CBS Tue 8:00 PM 19,511,000
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – JETS/RAVENS NBC Sun 8:32 PM 18,900,000
4 60 MINUTES CBS Sun 7:23 PM 17,105,000
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Tue 9:00 PM 16,265,000
6 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon 8:00 PM 16,227,000
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thu 8:00 PM 14,740,000
8 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC Tue 9:00 PM 14,389,000
9 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC Sun 8:20 PM 14,086,000
10 MIKE & MOLLY CBS Mon 9:31 PM 13,861,000
11 MODERN FAMILY ABC Wed 9:00 PM 13,449,000
12 THE MENTALIST CBS Thu 10:00 PM 12,923,000
13 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Wed 9:00 PM 12,581,000
14 PERSON OF INTEREST CBS Thu 9:00 PM 12,515,000
15 UNFORGETTABLE CBS Tue 10:00 PM 12,426,000
16 X FACTOR-THURSDAY FOX Thu 8:00 PM 12,173,000
17 X FACTOR-WEDNESDAY FOX Wed 8:00 PM 11,860,000
18 CSI CBS Wed 10:00 PM 11,759,000
19 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS Mon 8:30 PM 11,751,000
20 CASTLE ABC Mon 10:01 PM 11,665,000

October 6, 2011 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.