It’s about to go down in tinsel town!
Dancing With the Stars has rounded up another eclectic cast of celebrity characters for it’s 18th season and Nene Leakes will be there twirling with the best of them!
The show kicks off March 17, 2014 at 8pm on ABC and the list of competitors are as follows:
Two Olympic ice dancing darlings (Charlie White and Meryl Davis), three singers (including Billy Dee Williams), former child TV stars from The Wonder Years and Full House, a double amputee snowboarding champ, a former pro hockey player, distance swimmer Diana Nyad, reality star NeNe Leakes and comedian Drew Carey.
Dancing With The Stars’ viewership fell off last year and it seems that they feel this new group of contestants can help their slacking numbers. They are specifically targeting the ‘young adult’ category.
The show’s audience was slightly smaller (averaging 15 million viewers) and older last fall. And while it is roughly tied with The Voice in total viewers, Dancing has only about half that show’s young-adult audience.
The median age of a ‘Dancing’ viewer is 61.6, the second-oldest of any major-network primetime series. Executive producer Conrad Green spoke about the surprising age gap, stating.
You have to change things every so often to keep them fresh.
We have to be mindful of keeping hold of younger audiences. Ours does skew a little older.