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Dancing With The Stars Season 26 Week One Down Over 40% From Last Year’s Premiere

I was afraid of this. From Variety, here are some stats on last night’s ratings. Be sure to read more at the link. My parents always use to say either go all the way with something or not at all. Is this the case for a short season? Even still, 8+ million viewers is still ok, but is it enough?

“Dancing with the Stars” hit a new demo low for a regular episode on Monday with the ABC competition series debuting its all-athletes edition.

Airing from 8-10 p.m, “Dancing With the Stars” averaged a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.5 million viewers. That is down over 40% in the demo from the show’s premiere last spring premiere and approximately 30% in total viewers. The ABC series also lost to “The Voice” over its two-hour broadcast, with the NBC series holding steady for the week with a 1.6 and 8.7 million viewers.

Later on ABC, “The Crossing” (0.5, 3.8 million) was also down in the demo.

After “The Voice,” “Good Girls” (0.9, 4.2 million) was steady.

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Chris Mazdzer And Witney Carson Talk To KTLA About Dancing With The Stars

I have a lot of hope for these two….

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PureDWTS Season 26, Week 1 – Power Rankings

So with night 1 of our abbreviated season on the books, we’re already 1/4 of the way through the season! 😛 It definitely felt weird for me to live tweet and blog this time – I haven’t had a 5 month hiatus from this show since I started blogging it back in 2009.  And given that I’m currently in the midst of working full time, going back to school, juggling a new relationship, and helping my sister plan her wedding – I can’t say I’m too disappointed that this season is a shortened one.  It’s everything I enjoy about DWTS, just condensed into a shorter time frame 🙂

I wish I could say that I didn’t notice some of the budgetary “fat trimming” the show had to do in light of breaking the bank on Idol – the lack of a live band seemed the most obvious, as some of the pre-recorded tracks were painful to the ears…like those cheapo Party City CD’s with covers of popular songs.  The costumes also seemed to get back to basics, with most of the ladies’ Latin costumes following the same basic fabric & crystal scheme, and it looks like the hair & makeup looks stayed pretty basic across the board – I didn’t see as great a degree of creativity with bold eyes & lips, as if the makeup team was told “Just make them look good on camera.  Doesn’t have to be particularly unique or bold, just get them camera-ready.” Also saw a few recycled set pieces – shout out to the house set from Alek’s jazz in season 21, which made a repeat appearance for Jennie’s foxtrot last night.

In light of this abbreviated season, I already see some debate about who the contenders are – from where I stand, Adam is likely a shoo-in for the finale, with Josh being highly likely as well; I’m not entirely sold on Mirai, as I found her a personality a bit grating and have to wonder if others did as well, plus I wonder if Alan has the choreographic chops to really make her shine in the long term.  Then again, there’s supposedly four couples in the finale this season, so I guess Mirai is highly likely as well.  As for the fourth spot – at this point in time, I could see either Chris or Tonya duking it out for the last spot…but hey, it could change in a heartbeat, if Arike or Jennie has a breakthrough, or people decide they just really, really like Kareem 😉 Read more..

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DWTS Season 26 Week One Post Dance Scores, Interviews, Hints For Week 2, Jimmy Kimmel Predicts The Winner, GMA, And More

Well, I’m not sure I’m feeling this season full on yet being it’s so short and the double eliminations were a killer last night (cries!!!)but, I loved Sharna and Josh the most (and so did Hubby since he’s a football fan). I also loved Adam and Jenna and their creativity and choreography. Tonya and Sasha were also a wonderful surprise. They have a real battle on their hands in so many ways. I look forward to see if they can do it. So, let’s review the scores….

ETA: More interviews added below including Access Hollywood and Kristyn Burtt’s. Scroll down..

Josh & Sharna 24 (8, 8, 8)
Adam & Jenna 24 (8, 8, 8)
Mirai & Alan 23 (7, 8, 8)
Tonya & Sasha 23 (8, 8, 7)
Chris & Witney 21 (7, 7, 7)
Jennie & Keo 21 (7, 7, 7)
Arike & Gleb 20 (7, 6, 7)
Jamie & Artem 19 (6, 7, 6) Eliminated
Johnny & Emma 18 (6, 6, 6) Eliminated
Kareem & Lindsay 17 (6, 5, 6)

If you missed seeing the show, see Idolxfactor.com (these videos work internationally and will only be available for 24 hours) and the official Your Tube page. Don’t miss some behind the scenes videos at the official Facebook page here and here(Tom cracks me up as always). Don’t miss viewing Getty Images for some wonderful performance photos and more.

To start off with interviews and recaps, see ABC7. Also see FOX and People for their recaps and interviews. Check these links later too as more may be released.

And now for these interviews….

On The Red Carpet:

This elimination seems so wrong. I really liked them and how Emma challenged him technically….

I love what Tonya said in this interview for what each of them are learning from one another. Something “special and different” is coming next week….

These two plan to work super hard next week and challenge their upper game even more…

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