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.
5/8 update: ABC has renewed DWTS for a 21st cycle for the 2015-16 season.
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)?
I think people are mad(I know I am) that it moved to another “pay channel”. I’m not paying for Disney+ on top of my existing ridiculous cable bill. I watched it every year until it moved. Maybe that’s why ratings dropped?
The basics of dancing with the stars are fine. The problem with the old format was that celebrity triumphed over the judges and many of us were disappointed when the best dancers lost to a popular but terrible dancer. This 2020 season has a remake which I find crude: the sets is horrible- glitzy; and there’s a loss of heart. That the judges can save one couple is a nice try; but much as I have loved this show and love dance, I’m not feeling it right now. PS. I do love the judges,the asprirants and their partner/coaches; I miss… Read more »
I started watching this show with my aging parents and thinking I’m not going to enjoy it at all, but This is “one” show that I really looked forward to watching every week with my parents! I LOVE DANCING WITH THE STARS!!! Keep this show dancing, Please. Thank you
Look forward to the show every season My Mom, myself, and my daughters all watch!
Look forward to it every season. My mom, myself, and my daughters all watch!
Enough enough of crooked scoring…. It was supposed to be a DANCING COMPETITION
I love this show. I do however, think it was a better show when the women wore the beautiful gowns which moved and flowed with the music. The costumes they wear now are more fitting for a gymnast or swimmer, not Ballroom Dancing.
I think it was more successful when it was more simplistic, as it was in the beginning. Seems like success always ruins a good show.
Dancing with the Stars is a great show – the choreographers are great as well as the new people that they have each week.
Stick a fork in it! It was “done” several years ago. What a stupid waste of everyone’s time, effort and money!
Jinko…maybe a waste of YOUR time, but not some of us. Music is great as well as those professional dancers..who work hard at their trade. You don’t like the program, switch the channels.
Jinko is absolutely right!!!
I question the conflict of interest by having Derek Hough a cmpteint professional dancer on the show and his sister, Julienne Hough being a judge. That usually does not happen on other shows. I miss the pro dancers who have left, especially Cheryl Burke. While the more mature pro dancers are being weeded out, the newer, younger ones have less desirable qualities to me. It’s always been curious to me how Derek gets the best dancers as his partners.
The unintelligible word in the above comment should be “competing”. I hate there is no edit option before a comment is posted.
Time to say ‘Bye bye’.
Love most of the music and to see weekly improvement in some of the dancers…some of whom have never danced before. The professionals are all great, including those that aren’t paired up with the “stars”. However I do question some of the “star” selections…Bristol Palin is hardly a star.
Forget 18-49 have at least 25friends who watch that are at least 75 I have never misses a show & will heartbroken if not renewed the only show geared for all ages glad to see Kim back this season next max get rid of Julianne Hough Derek is all we can take! This is a great family show, will miss Len he is a great judge who says what he sees.
Question: Is it fair to have stars who are former olympians or have had a dancing background (formally trained) compete with those who have neither? It would be good to see the dancers “handicapped” according to their past professional training. True, all the contestants know the rules before they get on the show, but do they all really think they have an equal chance to win?
Stars! Exactly! Thank You! U are so right to put stars in quotes. No BP is not a star along with so many in the paswho have been on. I mean we only knew of her thru her mother that’s it! This show has sucked for me for so long now cause of all the washed up, has been rejects who have been signed on. They get who they get because real stars actually have real jobs and real lives and probably get terribly underpaid!! Every season there’s at least 6 or 7 that I’ve either never heard of no… Read more »