Tyra Banks recently gave her opinion on the fantastic news of the "Dancing With the Stars" rating after the Season 29 premiere went live on Monday night.
Tyra Banks is in a celebratory mood after the 29th season of "Dancing With the Stars" premiered on Monday night.
Tyra Banks at the "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit on location afterparty on May 10, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images
The premiere had such a large audience watching that it has been tagged the highest-rated since season 25 in 2017. Banks, who is the host of this season's edition, could not withhold her joy at the beautiful news in her tweet. She wrote,
"I'm so excited to share that the ratings for @DancingABC premiere episode was up 30%!"
The beautiful host also thanked the crew, especially for overcoming the obstacles that came with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some longtime fans of the show were not pleased about Tyra replacing host, Tom Bergeron, and co-host Erin Andrews after they were both dismissed.
The revamped DWTS format pulled in an astounding 8.1 million viewers.
As is common practice these days, viewers took to social media to voice their displeasure concerning the cast shakeup. Several fans went as far as promising to stop watching the show because of Bergeron and Andrews' sudden dismissal.
Meanwhile, many fans who tuned in for the Monday night premiere expressed contentment with Banks' performance as host.
After she expressed her joy concerning the ratings, several followers of the internet personality took to the comments section to reveal that they only saw the premiere because she was hosting.
A tweep exclaimed, "I only watched because of you @tyrabanks !!! Your entrance last night was EVERYTHING!!! I look forward to watching the rest of the season #DWTS."
Tom Bergeron and Erin Adrews attending "Dancing With The Stars" Season 23 Finale at The Grove on November 2016. I Photo: Getty Images.
Bergeron, who had been with the show since 2005, was fired first, and Andrews' dismissal followed shortly after it was revealed that the famous TV show was taking a new direction.
Aside from their dismissal, there were also considerable changes made to the show. The changes, which included a fresh batch of celebrities including Carole Baskin, were made to tempt fans to tune in, and it worked.
The revamped DWTS format pulled in an astounding 8.1 million viewers, and it bagged a 1.3 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic.
According to Deadline, DWTS' main competition was the equally popular reality series, "American Ninja Warrior." The NBC show reportedly brought in about 3.5 million viewers and had a 0.5 rating in the same demographic.