Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars Ratings (Results)

Dancing with the Stars All Stars ratings resultsThe ratings for Dancing with the Stars have come down quite a bit over the past couple seasons. Could this be a sign of the end of this reality competition? Could it end up being cancelled in the next season or two?

The 15th season of Dancing with the Stars typically airs Monday and Tuesday nights on the ABC network.

The “All-Stars” teams are Pamela Anderson & Tristan MacManus, Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Sabrina Bryan & Louis van Amstel, Hélio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower, Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson, Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough, Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya, Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd, Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy, Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff, Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas, Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani, and Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke.

Here are the TV show’s results show ratings for the Fall 2012-13 season, a way to tell if Dancing with the Stars is going to be cancelled or renewed for season 17.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 12.92 million total viewers.

Tuesday, 11/27/12
3.0 in the demo (+50% change) with 16.73 million (+29% change).
Season averages: 2.16 in the demo with 12.92 million.

Tuesday, 11/20/12
2.0 in the demo (+5% change) with 13.01 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 2.05 in the demo with 12.45 million.

Tuesday, 11/13/12
1.9 in the demo (+6% change) with 12.11 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.06 in the demo with 12.37 million.

Tuesday, 10/30/12
1.8 in the demo (-22% change) with 11.49 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 2.08 in the demo with 12.41 million.

Tuesday, 10/23/12
2.3 in the demo (+15% change) with 12.90 million (0% change).
Season averages: 2.14 in the demo with 12.59 million.

Tuesday, 10/16/12
2.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 12.92 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.10 in the demo with 12.52 million.

Tuesday, 10/09/12
2.2 in the demo (+5% change) with 13.33 million (+11% change).
Season averages: 2.13 in the demo with 12.38 million.

Tuesday, 10/02/12
2.1 in the demo (0% change) with 12.03 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.10 in the demo with 11.91 million.

Monday, 09/24/11
2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.79 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.10 in the demo with 11.79 million.

Year-to-year, the first results show of Dancing with the Stars was down by an astounding 28% in the demo (vs a 2.9 rating) and 20% in viewers (vs 14.79 million). Viewership is still impressive but the demo has really dropped. How much lower will it go?

Reference point: The Fall 2011 season results shows averaged a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 15.44 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you still like the Dancing with the Stars TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 16th season?

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14 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. ND Mitchell says

    It was fun to watch a few seasons but now, I’m getting tired of it. I just watch the Results Show (the last ten minutes) to see who is voted off. I also don’t like America deciding who stays and who goes. America usually votes for the wrong people to stay and the right people to be voted off which is also why I gave up on American Idol, too. If America votes, then why have judges use paddles for scores? Those scores should mean something whether to stay or be off the show. I never could understand that. If Dancing with the Stars return for another season, I won’t change my mind and will only watch the last ten minutes of the Results Show.

  2. medicinewoman says

    Still really like the show but it would really be so much better if the “Stars” were really stars. Am liking the All-Stars season better than most,lately. Wish that the audience voting didn’t come down to just a popularity contest. Helio was a great dancer but Bristol Palin is ( for some unknown reason) more popular, so he was off and she stayed another week. Love Tom Bergeron and for the most part Len, Carrie Ann and Bruno but wish the judges’, hopefully impartial, evaluations were worth more and the audience voting worth less.

  3. Judy says

    i have just watched the elimination show, 10/9/12
    why are the judges even there, since the fans do all the voting.
    2 very good dancers were eliminated tonight.
    2 not so good dancers were safe, we know who they are.
    loved the show before, not so much now.

  4. John R Glenn says

    Dancing with the stars – We sort-of enjoyed it in past seasons. But never underestimate the ability of the networks to absolutely sabotage whatever minimal attractions their programs may have.

    The whole point, in past seasons, was to depict how “amateur” dancers could start from nothing, then amazingly improve, with work and professional tutelage.

    Now all the competitors have been through the training and have improved accordingly, so that all element of surprise is gone. This week, not only did we not watch the program, we didn ‘t even think of watching it. It never even occurred to us that we had skipped it.

    Pathetic on your part.

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    I absolutely love the new All Stars show. It’s great to see the competition at this level and see most of the coaches get a star to work with that already has talent. I do agree it would have been more fair to have the stars with different coaches, however, I am loving the dances and the competition more than any in the past.

  7. serendipity says

    ABC’s arrogance finally caught up with them. An All Star season should mean All Stars, but once Bristol Palin’s name came up I knew I wouldn’t watch, would someone tell me what makes her a star? ABC gives some contestants their old coaches so they’re comfortable while other everyone else has to start from ground zero, totally unfair. A real cast of All Stars, different coaches for everyone and an extra judge to balance the prejudice factor of the regular judges would have made it interesting. The way it’s setup this season is a boring. Frankly who cares if anyone gets another Mirrorball Trophy? It’s not the Olympics. ABC if you want viewers you have to provide a show that isn’t all commercials and is interesting, this isn’t. Goodbye DWTS. Loved the older seasons, hate the manipulation of ABC in the recent ones, could have told you from day one who would win and I was right. Why watch?

  8. nichole sweet says

    Cancel it! I figured they had lost a lot of viewers, which is why I was reading the blogs. I am not watching this season and barely watched last season. The selection of stars have gotten crappy over the past 4 years. It like America’s Next Top Model have run their course. No longer watching either. For the 15 season they should have had a dance off of the past season winners or someone from the top three finalist for each season.

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