While Dancing with the Stars still pulls in a lot of viewers, the show is losing steam. The last cycle was the show’s lowest-rated season ever. Could this powerhouse actually be in danger of being cancelled — or at least cut back to one cycle per year?
The 16th season of Dancing with the Stars typically airs Monday and Tuesday nights on the ABC network. Below are the TV show’s ratings for the Spring 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Dancing with the Stars is going to be cancelled or renewed for season 17.
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Final season averages: 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 14.06 million total viewers.
2.6 in the demo (+30% change) with 14.97 million (+12% change).
Season averages: 2.29 in the demo with 14.06 million.
2.0 in the demo (0% change) with 13.33 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.26 in the demo with 13.96 million.
2.0 in the demo (-5% change) with 13.12 million (-3% change).
Season averages: 2.29 in the demo with 14.04 million.
2.1 in the demo (0% change) with 13.45 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 2.33 in the demo with 14.17 million.
2.1 in the demo (-5% change) with 13.77 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.37 in the demo with 14.29 million.
2.2 in the demo (+5% change) with 13.40 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 2.42 in the demo with 14.40 million.
2.1 in the demo (-5% change) with 13.15 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 2.48 in the demo with 14.65 million.
2.2 in the demo (-8% change) with 13.91 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 2.60 in the demo with 15.15 million.
2.4 in the demo (-25% change) with 14.47 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 2.80 in the demo with 15.77 million.
3.2 in the 18-49 demographic with 17.06 million total viewers.
Season averages: 3.20 in the demo with 17.06 million.
Year-to-year, the season debut of Dancing with the Stars was down by 9% in the demo and viewership (vs a 3.5 rating and 18.79 million).
Reference point: The Monday editions of the Spring 2012 cycle averaged a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 16.95 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 another season?