‘Dancing with the Stars’ just keeps on Boppin’ – LA Times

LA Times has a nice write up on DWTS and it’s “powerhouse” ratings:

Take two parts ballroom dancing, one part celebrity watching, one part live television mishaps, sprinkle in a dash of glitter and a pinch of schmaltz, and you’ve got “Dancing With the Stars.” The ABC reality show in which relatively famous people are paired up with professional dancers and judged on their ballroom skills was a sleeper summer sensation when it premiered in 2005 and now, after eight seasons, seems to be as alluring and sparkly as ever — with 20.3 million TV watchers tuned in last month to see Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson vault over French actor Gilles Marini to take home the title.