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Tyra Banks Thanks 'Dancing with the Stars' Fans for the Second Week of High TV Ratings

Bettina Dizon
Sep 28, 2020
10:00 P.M.

The cast and crew of “Dancing With The Stars” must be doing something right as it receives its second week of high TV ratings, despite the many changes on the show.

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The highly-anticipated dance competition show “Dancing With The Stars” recently returned on-screen with many program changes, some due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Although fans initially showed disappointment with the new setting, it seems that many are still tuning in to watch their favorite celebrities hit the famous dancefloor.

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The show’s new and only host, Tyra Banks, expressed her gratitude on Twitter, revealing that “DWTS” rated no. 1 “in the most coveted 18-49 demographic (TV biz speak).”

The supermodel was moved by how many fans came to view the program, despite having no live audience, giving them high ratings yet again for the second live episode. She also promoted the upcoming Disney theme, which will premiere on Monday night.

Tyra Banks donned a pink and orange jumpsuit during the season 29 premiere of "Dancing With The Stars." | Source: Getty Images

Tyra Banks donned a pink and orange jumpsuit during the season 29 premiere of "Dancing With The Stars." | Source: Getty Images

Several fans showed excitement for the show’s new theme and congratulated the new host for a job well done, while some pointed out that “‘DWTS’ doesn’t have any competition right now [because] there are no fall premieres and may not be for a while.”

Previously, the 46-year-old debuted on the dancefloor for the show’s season 29 premiere in a bright red ball gown. Banks looked glamorous in the floor-length dress that featured a thigh-high slit, long train, and matching gloves.

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Apart from having a new host, the hit competition show also bid goodbye to judge Len Goodman, who is stuck in the United Kingdom amid coronavirus cross-border restrictions.

Before introducing this season’s contestants and judges, Banks admitted how grateful she was to have been selected as a host, which in her words, was a “dream come true.”

Tyra Banks during the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Tyra Banks during the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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The former “America’s Next Top Model” replaced the competition series’ longtime host, Tom Bergeron, and his co-host, Erin Andrews, who were both fired from their spots in July.

Bergeron had been with the show since it began in 2005, while Andrews started co-hosting in season 18. Despite their exit, Banks reassured fans that “DWTS” will still be the same as before.

Apart from having a new host, the hit competition show also bid goodbye to judge Len Goodman, who is stuck in the United Kingdom amid coronavirus cross-border restrictions.

Although the sic-time mirrorball champion is no longer a judge, his expertise will still be used in the ballroom, from a distance. Instead, Derek Hough will be taking his seat as a judge.

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