NEW YORK — ABC has collapsed “Dancing With the Stars” to just one night a week — Monday — as the network looks to minimize the fallout from the show’s ratings decline.
That opens up Tuesday nights, which will become home to four of ABC’s 13 new series.
ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee, who got on the phone with reporters Tuesday morning, said that the condensing of “Dancing” from two nights to one will give the show a “sense of occasion” and will open up Tuesdays for an all-new lineup of “four-quadrant crowd-pleasers.”
By four quadrants, Lee means programs that appeal to men and women — and young men and young women. “Dancing” appeals heavily to older viewers.