TV ratings

"Dancing With the Stars" has stepped past NBC's "The Voice" in a big way, as last Monday's show averaged 17.6 million viewers compared to "The Voice's" 11.8.  That's good news for DWTS fans, who may have been dismayed by headlines about the ABC dance competition opening to lower numbers than last season.  It did, but no tears.  The season-opener was still the second most-watched show of the week, behind only "NCIS."  That is largely thanks to Grownup viewers.  Of DWTS' total viewer number of 18.5 million for that premiere, 11 million were in the 55+ Nielsen category.
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