ABC dances to top of Wednesday ratings
By Paul J. Gough
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Following up its place as one of the most-watched programs of last week, ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" two-stepped its way to the top again Wednesday night.
The reality series, which pairs celebrities and professional dancers in a competition, was by far the most-watched show of the night. "Dancing" averaged 14.9 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/14 share in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary ratings results from Nielsen Media Research. That's up from the 13.5 million viewers who watched the debut. "Dancing" also rose 9% in adults 18-49.
Not faring as well was the night's premieres, Fox's "The Inside" (4.7 million, 2.0/6), which had to tango with "Dancing," and NBC's "Psychic Detectives" (6.3 million, 1.8/6).
On the strength of "Dancing," ABC (9.6 million, 3.2/10) won the night in both total viewers and the demo. NBC (7.9 million, 2.1/6) and CBS (7.6 million, 2.4/7) settled for second place.