‘Dancing With the Stars’ Moving Off ABC to Streaming After Ratings Dip

Dancing With the Stars host Tyra Banks. (Credit: ABC)

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars will be transitioning off of broadcast TV after more than 15 years and 30 seasons.

The competition series will instead move to Disney+ and become the streaming service’s first live series. The streamer also announced the series would get a two-season pickup.

Dancing with the Stars has been a beloved staple on ABC for 30 seasons and brought so much joy to millions of viewers,” Dana Walden, chairman of entertainment at Walt Disney Television, said in a statement. “As we’re significantly expanding our unscripted slate at ABC, this is a great opportunity to introduce this show to a whole new generation of fans on Disney+.”

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The move comes amid falling ratings for DWTS according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The entertainment outlet reports the series had up to 20 million viewers per week at its height, but season 30 averaged 6.07 million viewers.

The series has also faced criticism from social media users about new host, Tyra Banks. Banks took over hosting duties in 2020 after she replaced sportscaster Erin Andrews and Tom Bergeron, who had been hosting the show since its premiere in 2005.

Disney+ has not yet announced a premiere date for the 31st season of DWTS.