Dancing With the Stars is leaving ABC after 30 Seasons and is moving to streaming service Disney + this Fall! Entertainment Tonight, reports that Dancing with the Stars will air exclusively on Disney+, becoming the first live show to air on the streaming platform, and reportedly the first live streaming reality show here in the United States. Disney + picked up the show for Seasons 31 and 32.
ABC released a statement, “After over 30 seasons of the program on ABC, including two spin-offs, Dancing with the Stars will move off of ABC this fall in order for the Network to showcase several Monday Night Football games as well as develop and invest in new and future programming.”
Of course the producers of DWTS are hoping for some new viewers for the dancing competition, and Disney + is looking for new subscribers. That may not be as easy as they think because that show has an older audience. The median age of the audience for Dancing with the Stars is 66.3 years, you can bet many of them are not onboard with the streaming services. And even if they are, they might not have Disney +, a streamer more geared towards children. Something tells me a lot of folks won't be happy with this news.