If you found yourself unimpressed by the cast list for ABC’s latest “Dancing with the Stars,” you were not alone. The combination of a low-profile list of stars and audience fatigue led to a disappointing rating for the season premiere.
With a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating and 14.98 million viewers, Monday’s “Dancing” premiere trailed the previous two cycle launches.
The seventeenth cycle, which kicked off in September 2013, posted a 3.1 with 16.04 million. Last spring’s sixteenth cycle premiere garnered a 3.2 with 17.06 million.
“Castle,” which followed the “Dancing” premiere, posted a 1.7 with 9.86 million.