‘Dancing With the Stars’ makes ABC winner on TV season’s opening night, NBC, CBS get samplingBy AP
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
‘Dancing With the Stars’ TV’s opening night winner
NEW YORK — Forget Bristol Palin and The Situation. It’s the folks at ABC who are dancing.
The Nielsen Co. said Tuesday that the 21 million people who watched Monday’s two-hour “Dancing With the Stars” made it the clear winner on the opening night of a new television season. After a long, slow summer, CBS and NBC had some good news, too.
The “Dancing With the Stars” debut was up 18 percent over last season’s opener.
Two other winners: CBS’ remake of “Hawaii Five-0,” which was the second-most popular show of the night, and NBC’s new mystery “The Event.” The night’s biggest loser was Fox’s “Lone Star.”
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