Last week, “Dancing With The Stars” returned for its thirty-second season and, for the first time, was simulcast on both ABC and Disney+ in the United States.

“Dancing with the Stars” is the first series to simulcast across both ABC and Disney+ for its upcoming season, and will be available the next day on Hulu. Hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro and Julianne Hough, the hit series pairs celebrities with trained ballroom dancers to compete in themed choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough. The show is produced in front of a live audience by BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions.

Disney has released some ratings details for the first three days, stating that the show pulled in 6.50 million total viewers after three days of cross-platform viewing on ABC, Disney+ and Hulu.   The show hit a 1.08 rating among Adults 18-49.  This data shows that  “Dancing with the Stars” grew by +1.72 million Total Viewers and by +69% in Adults 18-49 from Live+Same day to multiplatform+3 day, delivering the series’ biggest delayed-viewing increases since September 2021 – since 9/20/21 and 9/27/21, respectively.

Last year, Disney moved “Dancing With The Stars” was moved from ABC to Disney+, but no ratings for that season were revealed, indicating that viewership was likely down (since Disney doesn’t usually release information unless it’s good news).  By comparison, the fall 2021 season premiere on ABC also pulled in 6.5 million viewers.

The second episode of “Dancing With The Stars” returns on Tuesday on ABC and Disney+ in the US and Canada at 8 pm ET.

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