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Dancing With The Stars' Finale Beats Out Idol's In The Ratings!

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Sorry, American Idol!

Even though the reality competition's latest season finale drew in considerably more viewers than last year's with 20 million tuning in to see Scotty McCreery take home the title, the Dancing With The Stars finale beat them with an unbelievable 21 million viewers, marking the first time any show has ever beaten it on a performance night EVER!

Industry analyst Marc Berman says:

"'American Idol' is still a very widely seen show, but it doesn't stand so much above the No. 2 show ['DWTS'] anymore that it can't be beaten. The country loves dancing and the country loves 'Dancing With the Stars'. . . It's the new form of variety — it's got dancing, it's got music, it's got comedy, it has all the ingredients. People were very invested in them, and the contestant they liked the most — Kirstie Alley — made it right to the end. They [remaining Idol contestants] aren't the best that they've had, people aren't buzzing about the two of them. The common comment is that they're both country-western singers and that's diluted interest. 'Dancing With the Stars' is still fresh. 'Idol' is still strong, but there's not that much interest in the finalists and there's endless interest in 'Dancing With the Stars.' "

Wow! That's a pretty thorough breakdown!

Can't say we disagree with him!

Either way, we don't think that anyone should be ashamed of those kind of ratings!

They both KILLED IT last night!

What do U think?? Do U prefer Idol or Dancing With The Stars?

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6 comments to “Dancing With The Stars' Finale Beats Out Idol's In The Ratings!”



  1. 1

    DWTS Baby! But, I do check out Idol from time to time. Hometown boy David Cook won a few seasons ago. But, DWTS comes on Monday and Tuesday. I loved Kirtsie last performance. Bruno is right respect! Me thinks the right couple won. Great show.



  2. 2

    Not exactly. DWTS may have more viewers but Idol still won the ratings battle(6.4 to 4.6).

  3. vsl83 says – reply to this


    3

    Not quite. This was on performance night tuesday… Idol killed it with 29.3 million viewers and an 8.9 rating last night.



  4. 4

    Re: vsl83 – Isn't is funny how stupid this website is?? They NEVER understand how ratings work, and are always mistaking things like this. The season finale for Idol beat Dancing with the Stars yet Perezhilton.com somehow gets their facts wrong again.



  5. 5

    ”The Voice” beats out Idol,DWTS and Glee every week,dudes



  6. 6

    I don't really care about AI after season 7. This year I watched DWTS, it was so interesting. We can see how the contestants developing their skills in dancing and trimming their bodies. How they become very good dancers. Baravo DWTS, can't wait for the next season. And about AI, who wants to see the judge brings her/his family to the show and performs? This season seemed to like the new judges were busy to promote themselves. Boring!!!!!