Dancing With The Stars Has Lowest-Rated Premiere In Show's History
Posted on Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:17 PM PDT

mchermdwtsstk101811_01_X17crop200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Since its inception, Dancing With The Stars has been known for its ability to bring in big ratings, but this season is proving otherwise.

Last night, ABC's hit reality competition show premiered with a 3.5/9 amongst adults and 18.5 million viewers, down 34% from last spring's premiere and 13% from their fall debut, making it the show's lowest-rated premiere in 14 seasons.

Even with its premier reality show's drop in ratings, ABC still managed to salvage Monday night coming in second tied with CBS (3.1/8). NBC (3.8/10) came out on top of the three-way competition while Fox found itself on the outside looking in.