Fans don’t have to worry whether ABC’s Dancing with the Stars TV show will be cancelled or renewed too soon. The Alphabet Network also already picked up the 26th season, back in May of 2017. One day though, even this competitive reality TV series will end. How long will Dancing with the Stars last? Stay tuned.
Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews return Dancing with the Stars hosts in season 25. Judges include Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba. Celebrities competing in cycle 25 are Nick Lachey, Vanessa Lachey, Frankie Muniz, Barbara Corcoran, Debbie Gibson, Nikki Bella, Derek Fisher, Terrell Owens, Sasha Pieterse, Drew Scott, Jordan Fisher, Lindsey Stirling, and Victoria Arlen.
The professional dance partners this cycle are Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Emma Slater, Gleb Savchenko, Keo Motsepe, Lindsay Arnold, Maks Chmerkovskiy, Mark Ballas, Peta Murgatroyd, Sharna Burgess, Val Chmerkovskiy, and Witney Carson.
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 comparisons: The 23rd cycle of Dancing with the Stars (Fall 2016) averaged a 1.65 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.516 million total viewers. Meanwhile, the 24th season (Spring 2017) averaged a 1.63 and 10.482 million, respectively (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 on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed beyond its 26th season in the spring of 2018?