DWTS Execs: Low Ratings Are From Talent, Not Tyra Banks

It is not any secret that “Dancing With the Stars” followers don’t look after host Tyra Banks, who took over internet hosting duties in season 29 after the show parted methods with Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. A brand new report now says the community executives are blaming the show’s low rankings on the season 30 expertise pool and never Banks. Here is what the insider stated and the way far the “Dancing With the Stars” rankings have dipped since Bergeron and Andrews had been fired.

An Insider Said The Executives Are ‘Scared’ To Address Ratings with Tyra Banks

According to The Sun, an insider stated that “Dancing With the Stars” producers are “too scared” guilty Banks and the “fellow show boss,” i.e. Andrew Llinares, the manager producer who began with the show in season 26. The supply stated that executives are blaming “expertise and never Tyra” for the low rankings and that they assume this 12 months’s contestants don’t attraction to viewers the identical approach that previous seasons have. The supply additionally stated that producers select to not interact in talks concerning the rankings at this level.

“The community executives don’t interact on this in any respect, actually at manufacturing degree,” stated the supply. “There is a way that they don’t need to make any feedback, as a result of they had been those to usher in Tyra. And nobody desires to lose face saying out loud there are issues. It does not replicate nicely on their choice. So far the one dialogue level concerning the struggles has been that it’s the expertise pool this 12 months, which has not appealed to audiences – and nothing to do with Tyra.”

The supply advised The Sun that for now, everyone seems to be specializing in “making the contestants have their greatest experiences and never worrying concerning the numbers,” plus all of them “love their jobs,” so nobody desires to rock the boat.

“No one is talking up about all of the dramas on a manufacturing degree, as a result of they love their jobs and the show. They are all doing the most effective they will, however hope that every one the problems will get reviewed in some unspecified time in the future,” stated the insider.

How Bad Are The ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Ratings?

A word — broadcast TV rankings have been steadily falling for years as a result of enhance in viewership decisions and rise in streaming platforms, plus the flexibility to look at one thing on delayed viewing by way of streaming companies or DVR. So, rankings falling as a show airs is nothing new. It is extraordinarily uncommon for a show to keep up the identical rankings 12 months after 12 months. If you have a look at different actuality exhibits like “American Idol,” “Survivor” and “Big Brother,” none of them get the rankings they as soon as did, and “Dancing With the Stars” is similar approach.

For Tom Bergeron’s remaining 4 fall seasons on the show, the rankings fell steadily 12 months over 12 months, dropping from a median of 10.52 million viewers per episode to six.74 million viewers per episode from season 23 to season 28.

Here are the season averages from the previous six fall seasons (by way of Showbuzz Daily and TV By the Numbers)

  • Season 23, which aired within the fall of 2016, averaged 10.52 million viewers per episode.
  • Season 25, which aired within the fall of 2017, averaged 9.35 million viewers per episode.
  • Season 27, which aired within the fall of 2018, averaged 7.12 million viewers per episode.
  • Season 28, which aired within the fall of 2019, averaged 6.74 million viewers per episode.
  • Season 29, which aired within the fall of 2020, averaged 6.19 million viewers per episode.
  • Season 30, which is airing within the fall of 2021, is averaging 4.82 million viewers per episode.

The drop from Bergeron’s penultimate season to his remaining one was by 0.38 million viewers on common. The drop between his remaining season and Tyra Banks’ first season as host was by 0.55. That will not be that massive of a distinction, particularly once you look again and see that there was a drop of over 2 million viewers between seasons 25 and 27.

However, the regarding quantity for “Dancing With the Stars” proper now could be from season 29 to season 30. The rankings have fallen by a median of 1.37 million viewers. If the sample had held between seasons 27, 28, 29 and 30, the season 30 common can be extra according to 5.73 million viewers per episode, not 4.82 million viewers per episode.

Maybe the rankings drop is due to the brand new host or perhaps the executives are proper in saying it wasn’t an excellent expertise pool this 12 months — or perhaps it is simply the character of broadcast TV rankings steadily falling these days. There’s no approach to know for certain. But the rankings are usually not nice. It shall be fascinating to see what the rankings are for season 31, if the show will get renewed.

“Dancing With the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific occasions on ABC.

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