Is “Dancing with the Stars” 2012 losing viewers to “The Voice”? Numbers don’t lie and the Nielsen Ratings proved that. Show judges Bruno, Carrie Ann, and Len, said Monday night’s premiere was the best one ever. Contestants gave a dazzling performance and all earned high scores. Ratings, however, didn’t register high numbers compared to last spring.
“Dancing with the Stars” got 18.5 million viewers Monday night. That’s down 34 percent from last spring and down 13 percent from last fall season. The ratings winner for Monday was “The Voice” with 11.8 million adult viewers. While the numbers seem close, advertisers and sponsors go with the adult demo. “The Voice” won among adult viewers than that of “Dancing with the Stars” 2012.
For the past several seasons of “Dancing with the Stars,” celebrities on the show haven’t pleased fans that much. Shows like “The Voice” are new, fresh, and have famous figures as the judges. It’s a relatively new concept attracting large viewership. While “Dancing with the Stars” has a lot of great celebrities, it’s obvious they struggle assembling a killer cast when washed up names, virtual unknowns, or reality stars no one cares about are announced as contestants.
Will “Dancing with the Stars” 2012 spring season pick up in ratings as the show continues? New reality shows are always coming out and prime time is competitive for high ratings. Every show has its run and it’s possible “Dancing with the Stars” has seen it’s best years, but that’s not to say it can’t turn around if this cast can really deliver. As bad as it sounds, a good scandal would ratchet the numbers up quite a bit.