Ratings: Revamped DWTS Premiere Hits 4-Season High, Love Island Rises

Ratings DWTS Season 29 Tyra Banks

In the latest TV ratings, ABC’s revamped, Tyra Banks-hosted Dancing With the Stars delivered 8.1 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating (per Nielsen finals). That audience is steady with the opening of last fall’s DWTS: Sean Spicer Edition, while the 1.3 marks the series’ best premiere rating since Season 25. (Read our recap.)

Leading out of that, ABC’s #VOMO special retained 2.5 mil and a 0.4.


NBC | American Ninja Warrior (3.2 mil/0.5) dipped opposite stiffer competition.

CBS | Love Island (1.7 mil/0.4) ticked up week-to-week.

FOX | An airing of Patriot Day did 1.4 mil/0.3.

The Live+Same Day Nielsen numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and and streaming platforms. These numbers instead are reported simply to illustrate any trends or superlatives. Kids, ask parents before calling.

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