Let’s be very fair to “DWTS” — this was Season 27 we’re talking about. Plus, last night was still a season-best and the show’s numbers brought its home network to a tie for first place in the key adults 18-49 range and made ABC the outright winner in total viewers. Find out your winners here.
The dancing competition had set a new fall finale low in ratings last year, when it posted a 1.4 rating/5 share and had 9.2 million total viewers, per Nielsen’s fast-national ratings. This time around, it settled for a 1.3 and 8.6 million viewers.
It’s important to note that ABC had NFL preemptions in both Kansas City and Los Angeles Monday night,