ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars' Results Show Retains 100% of its Week-Ago Premiere as Others Drop

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October 3rd, 2012

via press note:

With a DWTS special, DWTS: All-Stars -- The Results Show and Private Practice, ABC finished as the #2 most-watched TV network on Tuesday for the 2nd week running to CBS (NCIS/NCIS: LA/Vegas). Increasing its lead week to week, ABC outdrew NBC by 2.7 million viewers (The Voice/Go On/New Normal/Parenthood) and once again more than doubled Fox’s 2-hour comedy block on the night (+118% ahead of Raising Hope/Ben and Kate/New Girl/The Mindy Project).


Leaping over its lead-in at 9pm in viewers (+44%) and young adults (+62%) opposite stiff competition, ABC’s DWTS: All-Stars -- The Results Show earned 2nd place in its hour with Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and key Women (W18-49/W25-54). In addition, The Results Show beat out NBC comedies (Go On/The New Normal) in the hour among Adults 18-49. In fact from 9:30-10pm among Adults 18-49, DWTS defeated Fox’s The Mindy Project by 11% and NBC’s The New Normal by 24%. Singer and actor Joey Fatone was the second celebrity dancer to leave the competition this season.


  • · Tuesday’s most-watched unscripted show, ABC’s DWTS: All Stars -- The Results topped NBC’s The Voice on the night by an impressive 3.6 million viewers.


  • · Bucking the trend of week to week declines for most other programs, ABC’s The Results show held 100% of its week-earlier season premiere numbers in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, while growing over its season opener in both Adults 18-34 (+8%) and Women 18-34 (+20%).


During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Private Practice outdrew NBC’s Parenthood for the 2nd week in a row, leading by 1.6 million viewers and by 10% in Adults 25-54. The ABC drama ranked #1 in the hour with key Women (W18-49/W25-54).


  • · Based on the first round of DVR playback, Private Practice saw a big spike from its Live + Same Day numbers to Live + 3 Day numbers, shooting up by 2.0 million viewers and by 9-tenths in Adults 18-49 (+47%).


  • marta

    ABC is winning me over – first with Shark Tank and this season, with Dancing with the Stars – all stars. I just do not understand some of the casting decisions – for example, Pamela Anderson was clearly not in shape for the show – she was obviously on some sort of “medication” – not apropriate for tv at all. Bristol Palin is also making the show a political thing – she is obviously way below the minimum level of the other contestants. It might be on purpose that the casting was done ib such a way as to create controversy, but I think the producers should have invited only top contestants who can dance. The show would be more entertaining with quality celebrity dancers on…

  • marta

    Also – Julienne Hough should be on the show – her coreographies were lots of fun, she knew how to choose crowd-pleasing songs and the dances were awersome – come back Julienne…

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