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The Superstars: ABC Bumps Finale Episode for Bachelorette Rerun

The SuperstarsWhile ABC’s Superstars competition hasn’t been performing well in the ratings, the show has been attracting an average of more than three million viewers each week. The millions who turned in to see the finale last night got quite a surprise.

The Superstars teams celebrities with professional athletes and pits them against other pairs in a series of competitions. One duo of players is eliminated each week.

The eight celebs are David Charvet, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Dan Cortese, Paige Hemmis, Julio Iglesias Jr., Joanna Krupa, Ali Landry and Estella Warren. The athlete participants are Jennifer Capriati, Brandi Chastain, Robert Horry, Jeff Kent, Kristi Leskinen, Lisa Leslie, Bode Miller and Terrell Owens.

The show’s ratings for this season started off at just 4.27 million viewers with a 1.5/5 rating/share in the 18-49 demographic. The numbers have fallen from there and last week hit a low of 3.15 million and a 1.0/3 in the demo. With numbers like these, ABC has no reason to renew it for a second season.

That being said, there are still millions of people who expected to see the finale last night. Because of the low ratings, ABC opted to preempt Superstars and instead run a repeat of the previous night’s The Bachelorette season finale.

The 90-minute finale of Superstars is now scheduled to run next Tuesday, August 4th, at 8pm. Will you be watching? Who do you think will win?

 

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dann August 1, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Thats so like abc, preempt a family show with a real life show with some girl trying to get it on with a bunch of guys.
Sign of the abc times!

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Jonas Kniger August 1, 2009 at 1:44 am

All we get is jackson died, some flousy that wants to get laid, BS shows, etc. They finally air a show the famiy can watch and they dis it! Screw abc!

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Marc July 31, 2009 at 10:45 am

I have a group of 6 that get together on Tuesday nights just to watch The Superstars and we were all extremely disappointed that it didn’t air last Tuesday. We all love this show because we get to see a different side of some of our favorite celebs and athletes. It’s just head to head fun competition and it’s good family viewing, Does ABC feel like it has to air racy shows in order to get viewers? C’mon!

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Laura July 30, 2009 at 11:32 am

I’ll be watching. I’ve enjoyed this show from the beginning. Rooting for Maks and Kristi. This show is great because it’s a straight competition. No need to make phone calls or remember to call within a certain time period. I feel this show give celebs and pros the chance to create their own outcome and I’m enjoying the ride to watching them. I was bummed about the rescheduling, especially with how odd it is ABC airs a promo for after the final rose show announcing Jillian’s choice, but the finale show hadn’t even shown who she picked yet. Poor editing by ABC. I hope Superstars will continue.

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Connie July 30, 2009 at 10:38 am

Bad move and judgement on ABC’s part for not airing the “Superstars”. How can you give any new shows a chance at good ratings if you don’t air them when they are scheduled? I think the Bachelorette has seen its day by far. The Superstars is a great, fun-filled family show. I think with all the positve comments about this new show you should think about giving it a chance. My children, hubby and I were disappointed when it was not on for it’s finale. Way to go, ABC!

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Christina July 30, 2009 at 10:02 am

Superstars is good family programming, The Bachelorette is not, I was embarrased tuning in with my children only to see some gal kissing two different guys, I turned off of the channel entirely. I hope my team wins, but will not tune in to find out. Not an appropriate alternative.

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Alec July 29, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Please air the final episode !!! We have enjoyed some of the teams that have stayed true to the concept of friendly competition. Pairing the athletes with celebrities is a great idea just expected to see more comraderie overall.

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john July 29, 2009 at 5:31 pm

That was a bad move. Was all set to watch the Superstars with my wife. I think 3 hrs of Bachelorette was was way too much. What were you thinking?

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JOANIE July 29, 2009 at 5:11 pm

ABC: The folks who you have producing The Superstars have mangled all its potential into pain for the audience who has to glean the good stuff from the preponderance of junk. Why spend so much time on the teams who are losing instead of the team who are winning? Why not share the give-and-take behind the events so that we begin to actually know the people we’re watching and have some human interest? Why allow folks who opted NOT TO PARTICiPATE in TWO of the events to remain in contention to become the champions??? Where is your sense of sportsmanship? Where is your dedication to fair and open competition? Why have you screwed the valid competitors by how you portray the events???? And then you renege on the finale??? THE PROGRAM DIRECTORS AT ABC SUCK!!!

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Jay July 29, 2009 at 5:00 pm

ABC you are just terrible for not showing the season finale of The Superstars. The Superstars is a great show. How could you even compare it to that other show. Bad, Bad move

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Cindy July 29, 2009 at 4:55 pm

I can’t believe that ABC had the nerve to not air The Superstars. I have been watching it since it first started. What a disappointment. This is by far a better show than the idiotic Bacherlorette. ABC us it loyal viewers to The Superstars an apology.

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Super fam July 29, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Wow…I’m very surprised that the viewers numbers were not higher. But my husband and I really looked forward to watching our superstars go outside their comfort zone. But more importantly, whoever’s decision it was to simply ‘unannounced’ not show this show, should have at least taken the viewer’s in consideration & announced the change. Can’t wait to see them next week.

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Linda July 29, 2009 at 4:26 pm

It ws quite rude last night not to show The Superstars. At least you could have put something on the bottom of the screen

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Lois July 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm

ABC should have had the consideration for us viewers that awaited for the Finale of Superstars to at least put a banner across the bottom of the TV screen saying what is going on and that Superstars would be aired on 8/4 – instead it kept us in suspense and made viewers unhappy.

Both my husband and I enjoy the competition of Superstars and do not get caught up in the smut or trash of the “reality shows” that are not reality at all! Family TV has gone down the TUBES.

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mike July 29, 2009 at 3:32 pm

I’ve been watching Superstars and although it wasn’t great programming, I would have liked to have seen the finale. I had no interest in the Bachelorette whatsoever so the next time you start a show, especially if you let it go to the last show, you should show it or at least do a better job of announcing that it would not be shown so people won’t have to tune in to some other junk that you have in it’s place.

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