Season 32 Premiere of “Dancing With the Stars” Scores Big for ABC
High Scores and Demo Win
On Tuesday night, the highly anticipated season 32 premiere of “Dancing With the Stars” debuted with a bang, receiving impressive scores and winning the demo for ABC. The show managed to outperform its competitors, asserting its dominance in the ratings game. Overall, it was a successful start to the season for “Dancing With the Stars.”
Impressive Ratings Among Key Demographic
On the basis of the Live+Same Day national viewership data provided by Nielsen, it has been found that the latest episode of a popular show has garnered a .64 rating in the crucial adults 18-49 demographic. This rating is higher than the premiere episode of “The Voice” on NBC, which recorded a .60 rating on Tuesday night, and the season finale of “America’s Got Talent,” which recorded a .55 rating. The episode was simultaneously broadcast on ABC and Disney+ and was also made available for streaming on Hulu the next day, which contributed to its impressive ratings.
Comparison to Previous Season
The Season 30 premiere of “Dancing With The Stars” (DWTS) aired on ABC in 2021 and managed to score a significantly higher rating in the demo, reaching an audience of 5.48 million viewers and earning a .9 rating. However, the recent premiere of the show on ABC may not be an accurate comparison to the previous rating due to several changes. Disney spent a year familiarizing fans with the idea of streaming “DWTS” on Disney+ instead of watching it on ABC, which may have influenced the number of viewers for the recent premiere. This means that we may not have a clear picture of the actual viewership until multiplatform data is released next week. Despite this, the recent premiere on ABC alone still managed to garner a solid number of viewers.
Strong Performance Among Women 25-54
During its recent airing, the popular TV show “Dancing with the Stars” garnered significant viewership among women between the ages of 25 and 54, with an average rating of 1.1 in that demographic. The show also had a total viewership of 4.8 million people. However, in terms of overall viewership, “The Voice” emerged as the top-rated show of the night with 6.5 million viewers, followed by “AGT” with 5.5 million.
New Season, New Stars
The latest season of ABC’s hit show, which features celebrities competing for the prestigious Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy, had a bit of a controversial start due to picketing by Writers Guild scribes who were protesting the show’s handling of its writers. Despite the initial controversy, the show went on with a new cast of stars that included Ariana Madix, Mauricio Umansky, and Charity Lawson, among others. This season was particularly significant as it was the first since the death of judge Len Goodman. The show’s producers did a commendable job of honoring his memory and legacy by continuing to deliver top-notch entertainment. The competition this season was fierce, with the celebrities vying for the coveted trophy through challenging dance routines and performances. Overall, the latest season of the show was a thrilling and memorable experience for both the contestants and the viewers.
Top Performers of the Night
During the latest episode of the popular dance competition show, Lawson and her dancing partner, Artem Chigvintsev, put up a stellar performance which earned them the top spot on the scoreboard with a total of 22 points. The pair was the only one from the night to receive a score of 8 from the judges. Jason Mraz and his partner, Danielle Karagh, along with Ariana Madix and her partner, Pasha Pashkov, tied for the second position with a score of 21. Unfortunately, Umansky couldn’t impress the judges enough and ended up at the bottom of the list. However, the biggest disappointment of the night was for Matt Walsh, who was paired with Koko Iwasaki, as he was eliminated from the competition.
Competition Among Other Networks
In the 18-49 demographic, CBS had a total rating of .18 for the night with a lineup of encore episodes that included “FBI” (.22), “FBI: International” (.18), and “FBI: Most Wanted” (.14). CBS was able to just edge out Fox, which had an average rating of .16 for the night. The CW, on the other hand, had a lower rating of .06 in the demo. The network’s rating was generated by a new episode of “Inside the NFL,” which recorded a .06 rating, and “Swarm,” which earned a rating of .05.
Final Viewership Numbers
During the previous night, NBC emerged as the winner in terms of total viewership, attracting 5.9 million viewers. ABC came in second with 4.4 million viewers, followed by CBS with 2.6 million viewers. Fox and The CW lagged behind with 878,000 and 343,000 viewers respectively.