The average dog is a nicer person than the average person
My dislike for Hope started leading up to the Olympics, first when she talked about how the athletes village is one big spoon fest (that was already obvious, but it just seemed tacky to say it), then admitting she was drunk on the Today show (again, kind of tacky), and then criticizing Brandi Chastian, who I have far more respect for than I ever did Hope. Especially now. Scandal sells. It's all about selling her book.Hope Solo also complains that coach Greg Ray shoved -- Like Maks, he denies her charges. She bad mouths Brandi Chastain's ability and knowledge of the sport. I don't think I'd believe Hope Solo if her tongue came notarized. She clearly does not like to be criticized by anyone. I will not be reading her book.
If it's proven true, completely with footage we can see & judge, I'll be ready to have them kick my beloved Maks to the curb! But I have HUGE doubts. Even if something did happen, it could have been nothing more than him moving her head or face to the correct position, & she grossly exaggerated it.
"Is this Heaven? No, it's Iowa. --Field of Dreams--"
So much for an AS edition helping DWTS in the ratings. Since tonight's result show is 2 hours, I'm guessing they assumed ratings would go through the roof for the premiere:
'Revolution' crushes 'Hawaii,' 'Dancing' ratings dive | Inside TV | EW.com
NBC won Monday night in the demo, overall. Voice was down 11 percent from last week with the increased competition, which isnít bad. Voice hammered the premiere of ABCís Dancing With the Stars (14.6 million, 2.7), down 32 percent from last year despite airing an all-stars edition.
Until the ratings start to consider On Demand, DVR, and online viewing, I will continue to find them more and more meaningless. I usually DVR this show so I can fast forward through whatever doesn't interest me, such as Justin Bieber tonight.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
Also, some local stations carried football instead of the premiere, which eats away at the show's numbers.
In terms of total viewers (not just the 18-49 demo, which is all that news sites care about), DWTS was still the most-watched show of the night, with a million or so more than The Voice.
"Whatever you are, be a good one." Ė Abraham Lincoln
1st: Melissa/Tony (Jive "Shout")
2nd: Bristol/Mark (Quickstep "Redneck Woman")
3rd: Helio/Chelsie (Jive "Everybody Talks")
4th: Apolo/Karina (Quickstep "Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days")
5th: Sabrina/Louis (Quickstep "Black Betty")
6th: Kirstie/Maks (Jive ???)
7th: Emmitt/Cheryl (Jive "A Cool Cat In Town")
8th: Drew/Anna (Jive "Dance Dance")
9th: Joey/Kym (Quickstep "Creep")
10th: Shawn/Derek (Jive "The Nicest Kids In Town")
11th: Kelly/Val (Quickstep ???)
12th: Gilles/Peta (Jive "Don't Stop Me Now")
This is all from Pure DWTS. They said Kirstie's jive song is in French. The good part for me is that Bristol and Sabrina are going towards the beginning so the rest of my night can go well. Black Betty was last danced by Billy Ray Cyrus during season 4 when he did his paso (IIRC, that was the week he actually got praise from the judges, and the rehearsal video had Karina locking herself in the bathroom crying over what a hopeless case he was-even he admitted it must have been tough going from Mario Lopez to a "two left footed hillbilly") I think it's an interesting song choice for a quickstep, and I'm curious how it'll go. For me, I feel like it's one Sabrina could overdance to again. We'll see if the judges are in form like they were last week or if this week begins the anything goes approach and we see 10s for just being there.
I am worried about Kirstie's jive, but I guess I'll worry more once I hear the song. I feel like she has the fanbase (along with Maks) to pull it off. Not sure if it'll be easy to predict who comes home this week, even factoring in dancing. I think Drew will potentially get spared. My guess is Bristol will once again be in the bottom 3, maybe going home. Not sure who else I'd put there. Kelly and Joey would be my guesses, but they may get a reprieve for going towards the end and sticking out more.
Ugh, the Jive and the QS are my two least favorite dances. Don't know if I want to miss The Voice for this, but can't DVR it and FF. I DVR HIMYM and Mike & Molly, so I have to record/watch either DWTS or The Voice.