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Huge Opening for 'Dancing With the Stars'

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 24th 2010 1:08PM
dancing_with_the_stars_abc_logoThey were probably dancing in the halls at ABC on Tuesday after getting a look at the Nielsens from Monday night. 'Dancing With the Stars' return was a ratings boon, lifting the entire Monday schedule to a big-time win in the ratings.

Typically, CBS challenges ABC for Monday night supremacy with Fox in the mix thanks to the strength of 'House.' However, this past Monday found the new installment of 'Dancing With the Stars' -- the tenth -- winning in the key 18-49 demographic and drawing nearly 24 million total viewers.

More significantly, the strong lead in boosted 'Castle' to a series high -- nearly 13 million total viewers -- and besting CBS's 'CSI: Miami' for the first time ever. In fact, it was an all-time low for 'Miami,' despite a Horatio and son episode. Hmm ... could that be the sign of some erosion from the venerable CBS procedural or was it the Dana Delany guest spot on a two-part 'Castle'?

The Hollywood Reporter suggested that the big opening for 'DWTS' was due to a strong cast. Really? Chad Ochocinco, Pam Anderson, Buzz Aldrin, Kate Gosselin, Erin Andrews ... I wouldn't exactly call that a stellar line up. It may be more that the show itself has a loyal following and the fans were ready for a new edition.

What's more interesting, though, is what happens in the next few weeks. 'House' won't be in reruns, like this past Monday, and the novelty of 'Dancing's' return will wear off.

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schweitzman

As one of the comments said it just gives you sheer enjoyment and takes you away from your problems

April 10 2010 at 10:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tim

I'm loving this season so far. I know it's early! Also looking forward to next week's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire as they will be featuring Tom, plus some of the judges and dancers. Bergeron as the Expert lifeline and the others will be asking celebrity questions. Should be fun.

March 27 2010 at 1:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tina

I always enjoy Dancing with the Stars. It takes me away for a few hours a week.

March 25 2010 at 12:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Marcia

God bless Buzz Aldrin and all the seniors. Let's praise them for bravery and willingness to make changes.
He is dancing as his authentic self, not like a sex kitten!

March 24 2010 at 7:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nancy Martin

You might not think it was the cast that brought in the great results but that's where you would be wrong. This is the best cast in years and, whatever they're paying Pam Anderson to be on the show, is worth every single penny (million) they are giving her. I don't think I was ever looking forward to this show as much as I was this week. An Olympic gold medalist straight from Vancouver, the latest Bachelor, one of the most popular football players out there, a mother of eight who was so very wronged by her husband, a sports caster just coming off a day in court with her very own peeping Tom, a man who walked on the moon, our very own Pussycat doll.....come on...does it get any better than that. Yes it does.....Pam Anderson!!!!

March 24 2010 at 6:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tool

There is plenty of eye-candy no matter what your preference is.

I haven't watched in years, but was there for Brooke Burke and Nicole Scherzinger.

March 24 2010 at 4:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ken

Pam Anderson and Erin Andrews singlehandedly brought over the 18-35 demographic who has never watched this show before. Guaranteed.

March 24 2010 at 4:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hula doctor

I can describe the phenomenal ratings in TWO Words... Pam Anderson... I'm not a huge fan. In fact, I'm a 45 yr. old wife and mother of a 7 yr. old son... who was watching Chuck with my husband until Pam Anderson came on... I have to tell ya-- when she was done, we put the kid to bed and went to town !! You GO Girl! I am soooooo looking forward to next week Monday nite... yiha hunny! hana hou! do it again!

March 24 2010 at 3:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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