It’s been announced that judge Len Goodman is leaving Dancing with the Stars after this 20th season. The ratings for the show have been falling for quite awhile. Could this be the end of the series as well? Cancelled or renewed for season 21? We’ll have to wait and see.
Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews return as hosts of the dancing competition. Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Julianne Hough are back as judges.
Season 20’s competing couples are Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess, Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson, Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev, Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough, Riker Lynch and Allison Holker, Charlotte McKinney and Keoikantse Motsepe, Redfoo and Emma Slater, Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd, Willow Shields and Mark Ballas, Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani, Chris Soules and Witney Carson, Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
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.
Final season averages: 2.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 13.10 million total viewers.
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Last year comparison: The 18th cycle of Dancing with the Stars (Spring 2014) averaged a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 14.69 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. 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 21st season (next fall)?