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Lowest-rated 'DWTS' finale ever

But Kellie Pickler was so popular!

In the end, though, the allure of the pixie-haired hoofer wasn’t enough: Tuesday’s two-hour finale of Dancing with the Stars only earned a 2.6 rating/7 share in adults 18-49, down 21% from last year’s spring results (3.3/9 on May 22, 2012) to become the lowest-rated finale in the franchise’s history, according to Nielsen. Since the show averaged 14.9 million viewers, ABC came in first for the night in eyeballs but second in the demo behind NBC, which was buoyed by The Voice.

Speaking of which: NBC’s singing competition, which earned a 3.1/9, was down 11 percent versus last week but it still ruled at 9 (where it averaged 9.9 million). It was preceded by a special about Oklahoma (2.0/6, 8.1 million) and followed by the Grimm finale (1.7/5, up 6% from last year, 5.2 million).

Fox came in third with a two-hour installment of So You Think You Can Dance (1.9/6, 4.5 million) while CBS trailed in fourth with a bunch of pesky NCIS repeats.


'DWTS' winner: 'I want to hug this room'

The winners of Dancing With the Stars season 16 were revealed tonight in a two-hour season finale extravaganza (read our full recap here) and spoke to EW after the show. READ FULL STORY

Voting snafu hits 'Dancing with the Stars'

Oops! Technical difficulties with voting on Monday temporarily forced Dancing with the Stars to divert fans from the network website to social media to pick this season’s winner.

Voting on is temporarily down,” the show tweeted Monday on its official site. “But you can vote by texting, calling and on Facebook.”

The website was eventually restored and the hoofers hit Twitter in force to encourage voting to resume. “Facebook and are back online,” Zendaya tweeted. “Don’t forget to vote that way too…u register with email then u will get 5 votes!!”

The finale is tonight on ABC. A network spokesman said the snafu was caught early and shouldn’t affect the outcome.

On May 8, NBC faced problems of its own when fans couldn’t vote for their favorite crooners on The Voice. Fans trying to vote online and via text message had difficulty casting their votes via the show’s vote-tallying company, Telescope. The network insisted the issues would not have resulted in a different outcome on the show.

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'Dancing With the Stars' addresses Oklahoma tornado; voting is 'temporarily down'

In response to Monday’s Oklahoma City tornado, which had killed over 50 people at press time, Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron requested that the audience not applaud coming back from a commercial break during season 16′s final performance show (read full recap).

“Here’s why,” Bergeron said, on the verge of tears. “We’re a live show, and as such, occasionally we go to air in the shadow of tragic events. That happened April 15, when we went to air hours after the Boston bombing. And it’s happened again today. While we’re having a celebration here [in the ballroom], we want you to know our thoughts are with everyone who’s been affected by the devastating tornado in Oklahoma City.”

“I would, however, ask you to applaud the amazing courage of the first responders on site,” Bergeron added, visibly shaken before introducing the next dance.

Update: At 10 p.m. ET, the hosts announced that voting on was “temporarily down” and directed fans to vote via phone or Facebook instead. As of 6 a.m. ET, voting is still down. It’s Facebook or bust. The official voting period ends at 11 a.m. ET.

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'DWTS' eliminated contestant: 'I'd like to take Alex Trebek's job'

The grueling task of learning two full dances proved to be too much for one Star, who will not be returning to the ballroom after this week’s elimination. READ FULL STORY

'DWTS' eliminated contestant: 'To stay this long doing something that is not me is weird'

This week marked the end of the ride for one DWTS contestant, after a shaky Latin Night performance and a five from one of the judges. READ FULL STORY

'DWTS' eliminated contestant: 'I felt it, I knew it.'

Week 6′s booted couple spoke to EW after the Dancing With the Stars results show. READ FULL STORY

'DWTS' eliminated contestant: 'It's Week 4. We knew we weren't going to win.'

Dancing With the Stars’ eliminated pair spoke to EW after the show:  READ FULL STORY

'Dancing With the Stars': Lisa Vanderpump faints during rehearsal, okay to dance

UPDATED: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and Dancing With the Stars competitor Lisa Vanderpump is expected to return to the ballroom Monday after fainting at a rehearsal this week for Dancing with the Stars, a source close to the show tells EW.

Vanderpump, 52, is paired with newcomer pro Gleb Savchenko on season 16 of DWTS. Last week, the pair avoided landing in the bottom two of the competition, but a lackluster performance meant they were still “in jeopardy.”

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'Dancing With the Stars' eliminated contestant: 'The journey continues'

This week’s contestant — and the first of season 16 to be truly “eliminated” — spoke to EW after the results show. READ FULL STORY

'DWTS' eliminated contestant: Dorothy Hamill leaves show for health reasons, still smiling

Tonight’s contestant wasn’t technically eliminated, but she chose to bow out gracefully due to health issues. Sadly, this week we had to say goodbye to Dorothy and Tristan on the first elimination show of Dancing With The Stars season 16.

Dorothy Hamill, former Olympian and very game DWTS contestant, has been suffering from nerve damage in her right leg and back. She bravely spoke to EW from the comfort of a folding chair with a bag of ice pressed to her injured back about her decision to leave the show. READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Who will win 'Dancing with the Stars', and who will be eliminated first?

Image Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC

Image Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC

No All-Stars here! It’s a brand new cast of pseudo celebrities hoofing it on the new season of Dancing with the Stars. Now that we’ve had a chance to see them strut their stuff, it’s time for predictions! DWTS expert — please don’t put that on her tombstone — Annie Barrett joins Jessica Shaw and me on the latest edition of the InsideTV Podcast to break down the good, the bad, and the ugly from week 1. We also look to the future to predict which couple will win the whole thing (will it be Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough, above?) as well as which pair will be on the receiving end of the unceremonious first boot off the show. And it’s all liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive (to tape). (The Dancing with the Stars chat starts at 14:00.)

But first, we “check in” on A&E’s new Bates Motel. Why is it a Psycho prequel yet set in modern day? How great are Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore as Norma and Norman Bates? And which aspects of the show are working and which aren’t? The one and only Clark Collis stumbles into the studio to break it all down.

Finally, Survivor: Caramoan castoff Matt Bischoff calls in to talk about what went wrong out there on the island. What was his long term plan had he not been voted out? Would he have stuck with Michael? Is he now on Shamar’s no-talking list? And did he ever get his Stealth “R” Us t-shirt. (The Survivor discussion starts at 31:30 and interview commences at 41:25.) READ FULL STORY

Sean Lowe, shirtless wonder and former 'Bachelor,' is on 'Dancing With the Stars'

It’s official! As announced on today’s Good Morning America, Sean Lowe will compete with professional partner Peta Murgatroyd on season 16 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. The 28-year-old insurance agent feels most comfortable when he is shirtless, so this is perfect. On last night’s season finale of The Bachelor, Sean was shown pondering the paso doble (along with maybe a thought or two about Lindsay versus Catherine) in his favorite outfit: just a towel.

“I’ll be shocked if Sean makes it through one episode with his shirt on,” Chris Harrison told EW.

Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, March 18 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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