Although its ratings have declined over the years, it was unlikely the Dancing with the Stars TV show would be would be cancelled after season 23 aired last fall, because it remained a strong performer for ABC. Eventually though, even the most celebrated reality competition series come to an end. Will Dancing with the Stars be cancelled or renewed for a 25th season? Stay tuned.
Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews return to host Dancing with the Stars season 24. Judges include Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Julianne Hough. Celebrities competing in cycle 24 are Bonner Bolton, Charo, Chris Kattan, David Ross, Erika Jayne, Heather Morris, Mr. T, Nancy Kerrigan, Nick Viall, Normani Kordel, Rashad Jennings, and Simone Biles.
The dancing pros this cycle are Sharna Burgess, Keo Motsepe, Witney Carson, Lindsay Arnold, Gleb Savchenko, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Kym Herjavec, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, and Sasha Farber.
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 22nd cycle of Dancing with the Stars (Spring 2016) averaged a 1.65 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.516 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 25th season for the fall?