Dancing With the Stars waltzed up over last year's spring debut leading ABC to a big nightly win. DWTS scored a 6.3/17 (rating/share) with adults 18-49 and 23.89 million total viewers in the overnights between 8p-10 boosting Castle to a win ato 10pm with a 3.6 rating (likely to drop a bit if there was any DWTS overrun). It was the most-watched premiere ever, and second-best premiere ever with adults 18-49.
Primetime Ratings: 'Dancing With the Stars' Down But Still Strong
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