Dancing With The Stars Ratings Plummet, Kate Gosselin Impact

Dancing With The Stars Ratings Plummet, Kate Gosselin Impact

Huffington Post is reporting that the ABC TV show Dancing With The Stars continues to struggle with their ratings in the post-Kate era.

Dancing With The Stars has logged its lowest rating performance of the entire season.

ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” dropped another 9 percent to a 4.0/11 in 18-49s, its lowest total of the season. Since Kate Gosselin exited two weeks ago, the show is down a full 17 percent. Still, averaging 19.4 million viewers, “Dancing” led ABC to a win in total audience for the night.

So what does this mean for Dancing With The Stars, and what does this say about TV viewers?

It seems like TV viewers are more inclined to watch people who are not celebrities – although Kate Gosselin could possibly now be considered a celebrity.

But viewers seem to be more attracted to people who have a real story behind them – no matter how bizarre the story might be.

Kate Gosselin got eliminated from Dancing With The Stars back on April 20th, and ever since that day, the ABC TV show has continued a downward spiral that ultimately resulted in the lowest ratings of the season last night.

What do you think?

So do you think TV viewers would rather watch real, non-celebrity status, individuals on TV shows instead of high profile celebrities?

Is Kate Gosselin really that much in demand to have such a huge impact on the ratings of Dancing With The Stars?

  • Liza

    I only watched because she was on the show. And I usually fast-fowarded through the most of it.. I haven't watched since. I never voted for her though.. :)

  • Liza

    I only watched because she was on the show. And I usually fast-fowarded through the most of it.. I haven't watched since. I never voted for her though.. :)

  • jannie

    It comes on at the same time as IDOL and IDOL is wrapping up. That is why it plummeted. I quit watching Dancing because Kate was on it and started watching IDOL instead.

  • jannie

    It comes on at the same time as IDOL and IDOL is wrapping up. That is why it plummeted. I quit watching Dancing because Kate was on it and started watching IDOL instead.

  • tmh

    I only started watching once she was gone. Can't stand her whining about what a tough time she's having. Give me a break. Go home and look after your children.

  • tmh

    I only started watching once she was gone. Can't stand her whining about what a tough time she's having. Give me a break. Go home and look after your children.

  • northoc

    The people who bash Kate Gosselin are the ones who didn't watch her reality show and only know of her through the trash in the tabloids. If you had taken the journey with her while she coped with an unbelievable challenge 24/7, you would understand why she has huge numbers of fans. I would hope to have the same strength and courage if ever I found myself in such a difficult situation. Many, many mothers thought to themselves… "If Kate can do it, so can I".

    So yes, we support Kate in all that she does. We wish her well and we miss seeing the kids!

  • northoc

    The people who bash Kate Gosselin are the ones who didn't watch her reality show and only know of her through the trash in the tabloids. If you had taken the journey with her while she coped with an unbelievable challenge 24/7, you would understand why she has huge numbers of fans. I would hope to have the same strength and courage if ever I found myself in such a difficult situation. Many, many mothers thought to themselves… "If Kate can do it, so can I".

    So yes, we support Kate in all that she does. We wish her well and we miss seeing the kids!

    • Denny

      Huge number of fans? Why was her disgusting book a failure?
      We watched to laugh at her horrible dancing and watch her evil face when the judges told her off.

    • trudy

      Not true …….I bash her and I watched her show from day 1. I watched her bully her husband. I watched her pretend to be "Mommy of the year" only to find out she has a boatload of paid help. I've watched her chase away the only family members that could stand to be on the show with her. Jon said right one the show that he didn't more children after the twins but Kate pushed for more. She used to run Jon's father around to bring her lunch when she was pregnant with the tups, but I've never heard her mention the man( who's dead now). She's a phony and wants nothing but the fame and money.

      I think the women that admire her are sad Kate wannabe's.

  • northoc

    The people who bash Kate Gosselin are the ones who didn't watch her reality show and only know of her through the trash in the tabloids. If you had taken the journey with her while she coped with an unbelievable challenge 24/7, you would understand why she has huge numbers of fans. I would hope to have the same strength and courage if ever I found myself in such a difficult situation. Many, many mothers thought to themselves… "If Kate can do it, so can I".

    So yes, we support Kate in all that she does. We wish her well and we miss seeing the kids!

  • northoc

    The people who bash Kate Gosselin are the ones who didn't watch her reality show and only know of her through the trash in the tabloids. If you had taken the journey with her while she coped with an unbelievable challenge 24/7, you would understand why she has huge numbers of fans. I would hope to have the same strength and courage if ever I found myself in such a difficult situation. Many, many mothers thought to themselves… "If Kate can do it, so can I".

    So yes, we support Kate in all that she does. We wish her well and we miss seeing the kids!

    • Denny

      Huge number of fans? Why was her disgusting book a failure?
      We watched to laugh at her horrible dancing and watch her evil face when the judges told her off.

    • trudy

      Not true …….I bash her and I watched her show from day 1. I watched her bully her husband. I watched her pretend to be "Mommy of the year" only to find out she has a boatload of paid help. I've watched her chase away the only family members that could stand to be on the show with her. Jon said right one the show that he didn't more children after the twins but Kate pushed for more. She used to run Jon's father around to bring her lunch when she was pregnant with the tups, but I've never heard her mention the man( who's dead now). She's a phony and wants nothing but the fame and money.

      I think the women that admire her are sad Kate wannabe's.

  • lmgirlz

    I am pretty sure that alot of people "love to hate her". They watched to see how bad she was at dancing. It doesnt matter if you love her or hate her, everyone wants to watch her and make fun of her. People have such strong opinions of her, she is very controversial.

  • lmgirlz

    I am pretty sure that alot of people "love to hate her". They watched to see how bad she was at dancing. It doesnt matter if you love her or hate her, everyone wants to watch her and make fun of her. People have such strong opinions of her, she is very controversial.

  • Ron T.

    During the first half of the Dancing With the Star season, the voters normally vote correctly — based on the celebrity's dancing prowess. After the number of dancers is cut in half, the show becomes a popularity contest — nothing to do with dancing skills. If you watched the show in the past the final winner is never the best dancer, but the most popular. What can you expect when America selects a winner. This is the same people who voted in George W. Bush twice!!

  • Ron T.

    During the first half of the Dancing With the Star season, the voters normally vote correctly — based on the celebrity's dancing prowess. After the number of dancers is cut in half, the show becomes a popularity contest — nothing to do with dancing skills. If you watched the show in the past the final winner is never the best dancer, but the most popular. What can you expect when America selects a winner. This is the same people who voted in George W. Bush twice!!

  • Dawn

    K- Kate is far from a celebrity, if you call her that she is only popular because she has made her business public. She is always whining and playing the victim in every conversation. Yet, she chooses every day to make her life an open book and the continues to whine about not having privacy. She keeps writing these books to make money, yet its just more whining about how bad things are. Its hard to feel sorry for you when the wounds are self inflicted. She comes across very selfish, even in her marriage. I have seven children myself and understand that you really have to have a system in place to survive, so her neurotic behavior never bothered me, because I can totally relate and really in order to have any sort of quality time an moments with your children you have to have structure in the home and not chaos, so kudos to her for that. My problem with her is that when the show first started she was real and giving. The more she became popular the more of a diva she became. She went from selfless to selfish. She neglected her marriage and didn't respect her husband in the public eye. She moved away from God and things became more important than holding her family together. She refused to give up the show, even when it was evident that is was going to destroy her family and hide behind "its for the kids". They were fine before the kids financially. Maybe they couldn't afford hair extensions and hair plugs, and awesome family vacations, but they were together and happy even on simple means. Jon by no sense of the word was perfect, and Kate wasn't always wrong either. However everyone knows that typically the wife sets the tone for the home and the family goals, and has a lot of influence on things. She should have been willing to give up her "things" before giving up her marriage. Shame on Jon as well. It was a selfish move on both their parts. Kate, stop trying to find a place in the celebrity world and have your feelings validated from the world. Just go home and be Mom, eight little spirits are depending on you and Jon to pull it together and show them how to be good people, and make contributions in this world even in the face of adversity. Go do your jobs and stop whining about how bad you've got it. There are some people that are starving, have cancer , have no roof over their head and no way to provide for their children. Don't waste anymore time on selfish endeavors. You will never find happiness in that. We all make mistakes, just learn from them and move on, be happy.

  • Dawn

    K- Kate is far from a celebrity, if you call her that she is only popular because she has made her business public. She is always whining and playing the victim in every conversation. Yet, she chooses every day to make her life an open book and the continues to whine about not having privacy. She keeps writing these books to make money, yet its just more whining about how bad things are. Its hard to feel sorry for you when the wounds are self inflicted. She comes across very selfish, even in her marriage. I have seven children myself and understand that you really have to have a system in place to survive, so her neurotic behavior never bothered me, because I can totally relate and really in order to have any sort of quality time an moments with your children you have to have structure in the home and not chaos, so kudos to her for that. My problem with her is that when the show first started she was real and giving. The more she became popular the more of a diva she became. She went from selfless to selfish. She neglected her marriage and didn't respect her husband in the public eye. She moved away from God and things became more important than holding her family together. She refused to give up the show, even when it was evident that is was going to destroy her family and hide behind "its for the kids". They were fine before the kids financially. Maybe they couldn't afford hair extensions and hair plugs, and awesome family vacations, but they were together and happy even on simple means. Jon by no sense of the word was perfect, and Kate wasn't always wrong either. However everyone knows that typically the wife sets the tone for the home and the family goals, and has a lot of influence on things. She should have been willing to give up her "things" before giving up her marriage. Shame on Jon as well. It was a selfish move on both their parts. Kate, stop trying to find a place in the celebrity world and have your feelings validated from the world. Just go home and be Mom, eight little spirits are depending on you and Jon to pull it together and show them how to be good people, and make contributions in this world even in the face of adversity. Go do your jobs and stop whining about how bad you've got it. There are some people that are starving, have cancer , have no roof over their head and no way to provide for their children. Don't waste anymore time on selfish endeavors. You will never find happiness in that. We all make mistakes, just learn from them and move on, be happy.

  • Dawn

    K- Kate is far from a celebrity, if you call her that she is only popular because she has made her business public. She is always whining and playing the victim in every conversation. Yet, she chooses every day to make her life an open book and the continues to whine about not having privacy. She keeps writing these books to make money, yet its just more whining about how bad things are. Its hard to feel sorry for you when the wounds are self inflicted. She comes across very selfish, even in her marriage. I have seven children myself and understand that you really have to have a system in place to survive, so her neurotic behavior never bothered me, because I can totally relate and really in order to have any sort of quality time an moments with your children you have to have structure in the home and not chaos, so kudos to her for that. My problem with her is that when the show first started she was real and giving. The more she became popular the more of a diva she became. She went from selfless to selfish. She neglected her marriage and didn't respect her husband in the public eye. She moved away from God and things became more important than holding her family together. She refused to give up the show, even when it was evident that is was going to destroy her family and hide behind "its for the kids". They were fine before the kids financially. Maybe they couldn't afford hair extensions and hair plugs, and awesome family vacations, but they were together and happy even on simple means. Jon by no sense of the word was perfect, and Kate wasn't always wrong either. However everyone knows that typically the wife sets the tone for the home and the family goals, and has a lot of influence on things. She should have been willing to give up her "things" before giving up her marriage. Shame on Jon as well. It was a selfish move on both their parts. Kate, stop trying to find a place in the celebrity world and have your feelings validated from the world. Just go home and be Mom, eight little spirits are depending on you and Jon to pull it together and show them how to be good people, and make contributions in this world even in the face of adversity. Go do your jobs and stop whining about how bad you've got it. There are some people that are starving, have cancer , have no roof over their head and no way to provide for their children. Don't waste anymore time on selfish endeavors. You will never find happiness in that. We all make mistakes, just learn from them and move on, be happy.

  • disgusted

    I think they give her too much credit where it was not deserved. I tune in to see the dancing and ratings would have been high at first with or without her. More people stopped watching and felt the judging was unfair and biased because of her. Just read all the posts. Dancing needs to change either the fairness of the judging or the judges. You can have an opinion without being mean and some of the stars have been ridiculed with really nasty remarks. Same thing happens every year. Every year I stop watching by this time. Why she gets this attention is just amazing but it works for her..Just doesn't work for me…That is the only show I like to watch but get disgusted after a few shows…This year was worst! If they are really serious about ratings, then change whats really wrong and put the blame where it belongs. Kinda what someone else was doing! I don't enjoy watching mean or nasty people at any level. This year was just too much!

  • Hettie Alderman

    What happened to the religion in the Gosselin's lfe? Now Kate justparades aroud in bikinis? Her body exposed as she pretends to have a birthday party for her 6 children/ Wh he bikini tops and bottoms? That is her religion? I don't think so, it is about her and she never sits a child on her lap and mothers them did you notice. Scary what she is doing to these children. She will reap whatshe sows. Thechildren always seem so sad, not happywith all of the material things she throwsat he kids. She is about material, but those children look sad and unloved by their mother on TV, but very happy with their Dad,who plays with them, not "put everything in it's place"……..Reality TV will wreak havoc on their lives. God is not in their hous any longer. Their mother parades in her plastic surgery as though she is about the children. Sad saga.

  • northoc

    The people who bash Kate Gosselin are the ones who didn't watch her reality show and only know of her through the trash in the tabloids. If you had taken the journey with her while she coped with an unbelievable challenge 24/7, you would understand why she has huge numbers of fans. I would hope to have the same strength and courage if ever I found myself in such a difficult situation. Many, many mothers thought to themselves… "If Kate can do it, so can I".

    So yes, we support Kate in all that she does. We wish her well and we miss seeing the kids!

  • Dawn

    K- Kate is far from a celebrity, if you call her that she is only popular because she has made her business public. She is always whining and playing the victim in every conversation. Yet, she chooses every day to make her life an open book and the continues to whine about not having privacy. She keeps writing these books to make money, yet its just more whining about how bad things are. Its hard to feel sorry for you when the wounds are self inflicted. She comes across very selfish, even in her marriage. I have seven children myself and understand that you really have to have a system in place to survive, so her neurotic behavior never bothered me, because I can totally relate and really in order to have any sort of quality time an moments with your children you have to have structure in the home and not chaos, so kudos to her for that. My problem with her is that when the show first started she was real and giving. The more she became popular the more of a diva she became. She went from selfless to selfish. She neglected her marriage and didn't respect her husband in the public eye. She moved away from God and things became more important than holding her family together. She refused to give up the show, even when it was evident that is was going to destroy her family and hide behind "its for the kids". They were fine before the kids financially. Maybe they couldn't afford hair extensions and hair plugs, and awesome family vacations, but they were together and happy even on simple means. Jon by no sense of the word was perfect, and Kate wasn't always wrong either. However everyone knows that typically the wife sets the tone for the home and the family goals, and has a lot of influence on things. She should have been willing to give up her "things" before giving up her marriage. Shame on Jon as well. It was a selfish move on both their parts. Kate, stop trying to find a place in the celebrity world and have your feelings validated from the world. Just go home and be Mom, eight little spirits are depending on you and Jon to pull it together and show them how to be good people, and make contributions in this world even in the face of adversity. Go do your jobs and stop whining about how bad you've got it. There are some people that are starving, have cancer , have no roof over their head and no way to provide for their children. Don't waste anymore time on selfish endeavors. You will never find happiness in that. We all make mistakes, just learn from them and move on, be happy.

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