OVERNIGHTS

‘Dancing’ Gives ABC Another Easy Win

Dancing with the Stars‘ ratings heated up for last night’s semifinal performance as a number of broadcast shows saw their numbers climb on an evening full of season finales. Dancing was the night’s top-rated show with a 4.4 adults 18-49 rating from 8 to 10 p.m., up from a 4.2 last week and leading ABC to an easy victory on the night, 52% ahead of No. 2 Fox.

OVERNIGHTS

‘Dancing’ Dips Against NCAA Title Game

Airing opposite the NCAA men’s basketball title game on CBS, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars slid 12% in its third week to a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating. That’s still a strong rating, putting it second behind the game for the night. And Stars actually pulled its biggest audience ever against the annual CBS broadcast, 21.4 million viewers, though that was down more than a million from last week.

MONDAY OVERNIGHTS

Big Crowd Tunes In For ‘Dancing’ Debut

Dancing With the Stars returned strong for its 12th season last night against much weaker competition on CBS. The ABC reality show notched its third-best premiere ever in total viewers as stars including Kirstie Alley, Ralph Macchio and Kendra Wilkinson performed for the first time.

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Cast Revealed

ABC Sets March 21 As Season 12 Debut Of ‘DWTS’

Bristol Palin: Mom Didn’t Force Her On ‘DWTS’

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Bristol Palin says her mother didn’t force her to go on “Dancing with the Stars.” The 20-year-old daughter of 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin used a Facebook post to react to a blog entry by a fellow contestant, comedian Margaret Cho. Cho wrote that the former Alaska governor blamed her […]

OVERNIGHTS

Huge Finale For ‘Dancing With The Stars’

ll the hype over Bristol Palin’s controversial appearance in the Dancing with the Stars finals paid off for the long-running reality show. The season 11 finale last night averaged 24.1 million total viewers at 9 p.m. on ABC, and a 5.3 adults 18-49 rating, the latter up 23% over last fall’s finale. It marked its best finale in total viewers in six seasons and its best among 18-49s in five.

ABC Admits To Voting Issues on ‘Dancing’

Dancing With the Stars producers said Tuesday the contestants received a “record amount of activity,” which overloaded its online and phone voting system after Monday’s final competition show. The network has been denying voting issues all season in light of Bristol Palin’s longevity on the show.

ABC’s ‘Stars’ Going Out With A Bang

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars has weathered its share of controversies over the previous 10 seasons. But this year may have produced the biggest controversy of all — Bristol Palin’s triumph over Brandy — heading into tonight’s final performance episode, beginning tonight at 8 p.m., and leading into tomorrow’s finale, set for 9.

White Powder Sent To `Dancing With The Stars’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A threatening letter with white powder was delivered to the “Dancing With the Stars” production office Friday, but tests indicated the substance was not hazardous, authorities said. In a statement, ABC confirmed the envelope was received at the show’s production office and the substance was determined to be talcum powder. Hazardous […]

Palin’s ‘DWTS’ Success Raises Tempers, Ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative blogger Kevin DuJan is psyched. He’s actually starting to think Palin can win the whole kit and kaboodle. No, not Sarah — though he hopes she’ll be the next president. He means daughter Bristol, on “Dancing with the Stars.” The 20-year-old Palin’s improbable run to next week’s finals – championed […]

Wis. Man Shoots TV Over Bristol Palin Dance

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A rural Wisconsin man blasted his television set with a shotgun after watching Bristol Palin’s “Dancing with the Stars” routine Monday night, saying he was fed up with politics and Palin wasn’t a very good dancer, according to court documents. Steven Cowan, 67, of the town of Vermont, about 15 miles […]