Ratings: Dancing with the Stars 24 premiere solid; Supergirl, 24: Legacy fall

If you’re looking for some Dancing with the Stars 24 premiere ratings, you’ve come to the right place! The first episode of the season continued to prove one thing more than anything else last night, and that is a surprisingly massive amount of ratings staying power.

Specifically, the ballroom dance competition last night ended up drawing a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was a nice increase from where the show was at during the spring of last year. In terms of total viewers, meanwhile, we saw the series end up drawing somewhere close to 12 million.

What’s the reason for the better ratings? One of the key things that you can attribute it to more than anything else is the casting. Nick Viall is coming off of a highly-rated season of The Bachelor, and we do think that there are people who were curious in seeing people like Simone Biles and Mr. T out there on the dance floor. Because it refreshes its cast every season, Dancing with the Stars has that ability to pick up a new audience pretty much every season depending on everyone they put out there. Plus, they have a loyal following who will watch no matter who is competing on a given season.

For the record, the return of the ballroom competition did help Quantico season 2 improve to a 0.8 rating … not that we think that the series is in a good spot to be renewed. Despite all of the promotion that ABC is giving it, it’s still not finding a way to bring in big ratings.


The premiere of Dancing with the Stars took a big dent out of the competition that was airing on other networks. For example, Supergirl posted one of its lowest ratings so far in a 0.6 rating in the demo, while 24: Legacy also ended up drawing a 0.8 rating. Over on CBS, there were also struggles aplenty for their comedies — Kevin Can Wait drew a 1.1, and then everything that followed it posted only a 1.0. Taken fell down to a 1.0 rating, which suggests that this is a show that is not in that much of a better position than Timeless at the moment.

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