There was no danger of Dancing with the Stars would be cancelled last spring because ABC had already renewed the venerable competition series. Could it be dropped or, is it a lock to return for Spring 2017 and season 24? Stay tuned.
Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews return as hosts of Dancing with the Stars while Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli are back at the judges table. Ray Chew is the bandleader once again.
The celebrity contestants for season 23 are Jake T. Austin, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Marilu Henner, Laurie Hernandez, James Hinchcliffe, Vanilla Ice, Terra Jolé, Calvin Johnson Jr., Jana Kramer, Ryan Lochte, Maureen McCormick, Rick Perry, and Amber Rose.
The dancers are Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Allison Holker, Derek Hough, Jenna Johnson, Gleb Savchenko, and Emma Slater.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Last year comparison: The 21st cycle of Dancing with the Stars (Fall 2015) averaged a 1.82 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.62 million total viewers (live + same day ratings).
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like the Dancing with the Stars TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled instead of renewed for a 24th season for the spring?