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Should 'Dancing With the Stars' Only Do One Season a Year?

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 9th 2011 1:25PM
Tom Bergeron Dancing With the Stars'Dancing With the Stars' is still a ratings champion, but the numbers have fallen. Is over-saturation to blame? Tom Bergeron has an idea.

"One season a year works very well for 'American Idol,'" Bergeron told TV Guide. "I certainly think that's one of the things that should be considered going forward. I would be looking at the spring season very carefully."

The series is down about 14 percent in total viewers when compared to last fall. It's important to note last fall had Bristol Palin, Sarah Palin's daughter, as a contestant.

The show has never failed to create headlines with its casting choices, however that doesn't always translate to viewership. In fact, sometimes it leads to boycotts. This season, many viewers vowed not to watch because of Chaz Bono's participation in the season.

Should Dancing With the Stars only do one season a year?
Yes, two is too many!6775 (52.2%)
No, I like Dancing on all the time.6205 (47.8%)


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Vincent

The real truth is regardless of who's good or bad the criticism, especially by "Carrie Ann" is classless a disgrace to the show and is starting to become a joke. Look at the other websites of all the people that want her off. It doesn't matter how she may try to safe face by explaining herself, when she went after max AGAIN for "SMILING' that just crossed the line. She needs to be replaced.

November 16 2011 at 10:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Edward

It seems to me the judges are more into insults than judging. In chkng their backgrounds, Carrie Ann use to be a singer and mediocre dncr. Len danced for a short time won a competiton or two and opened a dance studio and proceeded to go through 3 instuctors by marriages. Then gets upset with the male dancers w/out shirts. HMM, me thinks thou doest protest to much. Closet problems Len??? Then there is Bruno, enough said. To get back to Carrie Ann....she got on her high horse about Maks saying "my show". Yes Carry Ann you moron, he is Russian and his English is very good but he can sometimes confuse expressions. His deep love for the show makes it his show and I watched it for the dancers not you moron judges who would rather insult than judge which I really don't believe you have the qualifications to do so. So if Maks if forced out I hope he gets his own show and has qualified professional dancers as judges.

November 15 2011 at 6:27 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
chrissyb124

I would like to suggest that DWTS do only ONE show per week! Perhaps a 1 1/2 hour show per week including the elimination! I do NOT watch the second night...WAY too much repetition and fluff! That could be a possible reason for the numbers falling. The second night is the "over saturation"!

November 13 2011 at 2:58 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
marnmingtoy23462

i think the two hour shows are to long. one hour is really all you need. get tried after one hour

November 13 2011 at 8:49 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Lonny

Without these odd characters (Chaz, Nancy, Carson, Springer, Leachman etc) the show would be totalling boring. Just seeing what these people will do next keeps me watching. Sure, they dont deserve to win but watching them is great fun

November 13 2011 at 8:31 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
whisperhill

i'm an oldtimer and remember when grandma took me to all the Nelson Eddy & Jeanette McDonald movies that were shown in the late 1930's, early 1940's. In the 1950's we had Howdy Doody, the Mickey Mouse Club, Milton Berle and all the big time entertainers from that era. Then we had all the beautiful music of the 60's thru the 90's when we still could understand the words singers were singing. Since the inception of "loud noise," we've tuned out.
Music has always been an integral part of my life and when DWTS appeared, I was transported back to the "good old musical days." Now that you've given us "more mature" adults music we can enjoy, please dont change the program. Instead, change the unfair and biased voting system which is judged by the amount of votes contestants can buy or fix rather than by their dancing ability and progress.

November 13 2011 at 8:23 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Peggy

Stop with Bristol comments. There was nothing wrong there! It is all the controversary that was caused in this
season...seriously!!!! This is suppose to be a family show... not Lets talk about our genders...ugh! And yes lets put
real stars on there...not that situation guy, Have sport stars with good repetition, not some you have had on. The super bowl ones and olympic ones are fine... thats what makes them stars! Come on make sense...

November 13 2011 at 8:03 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
cwinsc1

agree with the article....NOT interested in Chasity Bono or Carson Kressley... also agree that the star line up was lacking... and, it does need to be judged on dancing and not so much popularity. there, that's my "two-cents"

November 13 2011 at 8:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Leigh Jeunesse

I agree with most of the comments here... LESS show per week, BETTER stars,LESS controversy, LESS pointless musical guests, and dump the whole stars of dance garbage... who cares?

November 13 2011 at 8:00 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
themanateeman

Bergeron is the best and all three of the judges are very knowledgeable and entertaining. What's wrong with the show is some of the loser "stars" that they pick to dance on the show (Chaz, Palin, Grace, and Hope ain't no "star" either.

November 13 2011 at 7:57 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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