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Dancing with the Stars execs respond to Tyra Banks’ role in drop in ratings

Tyra Banks on Dancing with the Stars
Tyra Banks on Dancing with the Stars. Pic credit: ABC

The ratings for Dancing with the Stars has fallen this season, and many fans point to one big reason for the decline.

Every week, more fans are vocal on social media that they can’t stand Tyra Banks. Some fans say they mute her and others say they have quit watching because of her.

However, it appears that Dancing with the Stars execs don’t believe that Tyra Banks is the real problem with the ratings this season.

Dancing with the Stars execs don’t blame Tyra Banks for low ratings

Dancing with the Stars executives are not looking at Tyra Banks when it comes to the dropping ratings. It should be noted that Tyra is an executive producer for the show.

According to The Sun, the producers are “scared” to address any problems that are affecting the show’s ratings.

“This has been a testing year certainly with the audience numbers and the fan reactions, but day to day there is a stance of carrying on with the show, making the contestants have their best experiences and not worrying about the numbers,” a source told The Sun.

The source then said that they don’t agree with the fans who are complaining about Tyra Banks and they are happy with her

“There is a sense that they do not want to make any comments, because they were the ones to bring in Tyra,” the source said. “And no-one wants to lose face saying out loud there are problems. It doesn’t reflect well on their decision.”

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Instead of blaming Tyra Banks, it looks like the execs are placing the blame on the celebrities dancing.

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“So far the only discussion point about the struggles has been that it is the talent pool this year, which has not appealed to audiences – and nothing to do with Tyra,” the source continued.

There is also concern from people on the set that they don’t want to say anything because they fear for their jobs.

“No-one is speaking up about all the dramas on a production level, because they love their jobs and the show,” the source said. “They are all doing the best they can, but hope that all the issues will get reviewed at some point.”

Dancing with the Stars airs on Monday nights at 8/7c. The Season 30 finale takes place on Monday night, November 22.

Shawn S. Lealos has been a freelance writer for 25 years, starting...read more

67 thoughts on “Dancing with the Stars execs respond to Tyra Banks’ role in drop in ratings”

  1. I don’t blame Tyra Banks. You got 2 girls that going be better then the couple. Judges r giving them hi score and i believe they will win this one. It is not fair. You got 4 judges and Liam get call the shot. Judges saving their favor. Judges sending the best pro dances like Syrna, Whitney, Linsey and Val cannot believe judges sending best pro dancer they have and got 2 guys not on ball of the feet dancing flat feet. I don’t blame Val he had high scores and was send home. I am not with your judges. 2 girls dancing should not be allow and judges got their favor. I watch DWTS and when they get rid of their pro i am ready to stop watching it. They need go back to the old floormat. Val had hi score to be send home.

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      • I like Tyra but I have watched DWTS for a long long time…enjoyed the show but not with her hosting…I miss Tom Bergeron…can’t stomach Tyra in this setting..her own talk show, America’s Next top model, AGT..yes…DWTS…no

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    • I agree 💯. We already know who’s going to win. They get rid of the good ones. I didn’t watch it this year and stopped watching it last year. I don’t like Trya Banks. They are going to lose all their Pro dancers because of the judges.

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    • The people watching and voting are the ones that send the people home! Not always fair but the people vote for who they like whether they are best dancers or not! TYRA needs to go! People do not like her!

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  2. The issue is Tyra Banks. Dancing with the stars is a classy show and Tyra brings the wrong dialogue with this show. It’s not about her modeling it’s about the dancing. Please choose a different host, she does not fit with the show

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    • She is not the problem you guys are you know it and yes its a Black thing be real about don’t hide it….So if she was white you guys wouldn’t be talking sh#$% about her ….so get over it.If I was her I will you guys back your white show and I hope the Black people will stop going in that White wash show !!!!!! You all are so damn Racist but I can say you guys are not hiding it !!!

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      • Tyra just doesn’t fit the show put any black host in place of her that actually has a connection with the show more fitting. Tired of all the racist bulls**t when obviously it’s not that!!!!

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      • No her being black has nothing to do with it. Brook Burke was terrible too. She’s white. Why do people always have to comment on race. Alfonso would be an amazing host and he’s black. Sometimes it’s just about the person and there lack of jelling with the show.

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      • Has NOTHING to do with her being black, Tyra isn’t very popular period and she took place of well loved host! Stop always making it about black, my family is mixed race and they cannot stand her either!

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      • Not True! I have always loved Tyra in everything she has been on. I really like her as a person. I used to watch Dancing with the stars religiously but Tyra does unfortunately turn the show into look at me, im a new producer and its about me. The Dresses are absolutely ridiculous. Over the top does not equal more viewers. We loved the show when it seemed like a more serious competition focused on dancing but now its focus is not viewer friendly its tv executive friendly. So Im sorry but your assumption of racism is irresponsibly wrong. You cant blame everything on racism. when you do it devaluates what racism actual means. No one believes it when you say it every single time a black person is in a story. Yes i am white. Open and caring. My opinion of the show is only my opinion.

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  3. It’s definitely Tyra Banks. She makes too many gaffes and tries to keep the focus all on herself with her ridiculous and way too frequent wardrobe changes. She’s got no background or knowledge of ballroom dancing and I think that’s part of the reason she stays so focused on herself and desperately tries (yet fails!) to relate everything back to her. (Not to mention she’s made some pretty tacky and dismissive comments to the dancing celebrities.)

    That the show refuses to listen to the fans says a lot. There are always celebrities that are popular, and those that aren’t. This issue is more along the lines of trying to make more money for ABC and the producers and turning what had been a dance competition into a manipulated “reality” show. If Banks is the executive producer, that tells us more than we need to know.

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  4. Sorry, executives, but Tyra is the problem. She makes the show more about her and her fashions, which are horrible. For a former model she needs to go on a diet. Some of the questions she asks are outrageous. I for one can’t stand her. Please find someone better than Tyra.

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  5. Why is this not obvious to the executives? I have watched this program since it’s inception and now I have a difficult time listening to and watching her. This show is more about her than the dancers. Such a shame!!! You can see the judges are not pleased either.

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  6. We all know who will win the Mirror Ball. It was obvious from the first week………. Two girls & one fumble & gets a HIGH score. Tyra is not the right person for this show ,,,,,because she’s the executive ($$$$$) producer.Her outfits are ridiculous.

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  7. I think the problem is Tara’s outfit changes and how she talks. It’s not project runway. The fact they put a professional dancer. Joni on the show. It’s evident she going to win. Spoiled the whole season outlook. She’s not growing by no means. She’s just good.

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  8. I agree, Tyra Banks Is the Problem!! She isn’t professional in the least. Some of her comments are ruthless! I’ve watched Dancing with the Stars ever since it aired. When she replaced Tom & Erin both it was a HUGE mistake! I watched it last year and I wasn’t pleased. I thought I’d give her one more season but this year has been horrendous.
    The comments she makes are useless.

    Besides Tyra there is Lin Goodman. He should have retired several seasons ago. He’s old & cruel.

    The topper for me is putting 2 women together !
    It sickens me. Why would they not put her with a male dancer?? ABC/Disney is or was supposed to be a warm hearted network. Just think of how many parents have to explain the 2 women dancing together. They will win because the judges rank them highest of all, which isn’t fair.

    This my last season to watch!

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  9. Come on people!! No one wants Tyra on the show hosting!!!!! Do the math. Ratings went down after you let Tom and Erin go. It’s your problem you let her in as a producer and you don’t have the balls to fire her!! GROW SOME before the shoe loses all its viewers!!

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  10. Definitely in denial! Tyra Banks is horrible- she was horrible on America‘a got Talent. I used to love watching Dancing with the Stars- not any more – refuse to watch till she’s GONE! They are blaming the stars – the execs claim they brought in Tyra to get better Stars! So she’s worthless doing that too!

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  11. I agree with everyone that Tyra Banks has ruined the show with her always having to have attention on her. This is no longer Dancing with the stars but the Tyra Banks show. What will all the ratings say when some of the professionals Quit the show? Also Len shouldn’t judge the dancers by what he likes but by how they have improved over the weeks. I used to love this show but I can’t stand it now. It is suppose to be a Ballroom Dancing competition and 2 women do not dance together in competition especially since one supposedly star is already a pro.

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  12. I don’t like the two girls dancing. Not because they’re gay but two girls dancing looks stupid. Just put Jo Jo with a girl. You’ve had gays on before. Just not dancing with same sex. Believe me when I say this along with Tyra is the reason for low ratings!

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  13. I can not stand Tyra Banks as the MC She tries to out shine the contestants
    and the judges. She cuts their responses off .Find a different executive producer

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  14. Tyra, bad at America’s got talent and bad at Dancing with the Stars. The execs can believe it is the talent all they want but,the ratings will continue to drop and the show will be too late to save

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  15. We stopped watching this year because of Tyra (talk over) Banks! We used to mute he, now we’re just sick of her and stopped altogether. Don’t look at the dancer’s look at the host and her horrible outfits and “I’m so great” attitude

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  16. I don’t like the show since Tyra took over because I think she thinks it’s all about her. Further more if you are having dance competitions, judge on the way the dance should be done, not on popularity and go back to 3 judges.

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  17. I think the executive’s can believe what they want, put your heads in the sand and try to blame someone else. The pros and stars are good. It’s Tyra I stopped watching because she is using the show for her own catwalk and fashion show.

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  18. I stopped watching when you hired Tyra Banks. She comes across as the show is all about “her”. Also your celebs are people most people don’t know. ABC did Tom and Erin a disservice and people are upset about that. I’m done with DWTS because of all those things. I really think Tyra Banks us NOT the person for this show.

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  19. It looks like the execs are placing the blame on the celebrities dancing.
    I agree 100%!!!!!!
    I have never liked Tyra and as you have seen….that shows in the ratings!!!!
    I have STOPPED watching ALL together!!!!
    Unless y’all do some serious things like changing the Judge’s, Tyra and the stars dancing.
    When ALL that is done I man watch again.

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  20. Both Tyra Banks and the stars are why the ratings fell. Tyra is all Tyra. Her outfits are mostly awful and where did they get these stars? I didn’t hear of most of them. Also, the final judging by the judging is not fair at all. I don’t know why the judging format was changed-it sucks. All of these have to do with the ratings falling. In my opinion, they should get rid of Tyra Banks and go back to the original way of judging. The ratings would got right back up.

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  21. I haven’t watched since Tyra came on. Who ever fired Tom and Erin should be fired also, they were the best and Tyra is nothing but a show off. I won’t watch again.

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  22. It’s Tyra and knew this would happen! She isn’t well liked as host of shows, why her Talk Show didn’t make it either! She makes things so much about herself more than the others and acts and to me is arrogant! Tom Bergerson is generally a well liked lovable host from many other shows along with Dancing, Tyra is not and should never have been put in as host don’t care if she is producer or not. Luckily I don’t watch this show anymore anyway so don’t have to see or listen to her!

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  23. Tyra Banks is a horrible host. She is always so full of herself. I have seen her in this show and the earlier ones and she never seems natural at all. Her jokes sucks, she cannot engage audiences and she always seems like promoting herself more than the show. Sorry but she is not a talented host.

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  24. No, the problem is definitely Tyra! She is so obnoxious! Her comments and narration are super annoying. And the costumes she wears look awful on her. The pigtail night, really? This is our last season if she is sticking around. We skip past as much of her as possible.

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  25. We watched DWTS every season until it became the Tyra show. I have taped it one year so I could skip anything Tyra is in, that didn’t work so we just quit watching it all together. The last time I saw the show it was all about Tyra’s clothes changes why are they making it about her. It is supposed to be about dancing. We need more dancing less Tyra. They used to open the show with dancing now they open it with Tyra model walking the stage. We miss the show but It we have moved on.

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  26. I stopped watching as soonas Tyra Banks came on the show. I use to enjoy it, but it appears that executives think models are any good at attracting audiences.

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  27. Please, get rid of her. She is horrible and thinks she is the star of the show. I mute the show Everytime I can, and her outfits are embarrassing to me.

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  28. I have a group of girlfriends, there are seven of us. We used to live watching each week and then talking about the show the next day, now I am the only one left that watches, everyone else quit watching because of Tyra, and I can’t stand her either. Most episodes I tape and then fast forward thru her or if not I change channels and we ch something else until I think she will be off the air. She is an untalented, egotistical, self centered clown. I can’t stand seeing her or listening to her. She has made the show about her. If I didn’t love the pro dancers, judges and dancing so much, I would have left too already.

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  29. Well I stopped watching DWTS after watching only 2 episodes of Tyra hosting!!! I kinda liked her “old” talk show but her talk of all the changes to the show and blah blah blah…. were exactly BLAH BLAH BLAH!! I feel so sad for the dancers that are so dedicated and get the boot or what have you… Cheryl Burke and her “gaining weight”??? WTH??? Maks and his remarks to piss off judges?? BullCrap!! Too many people afraid to speak up and that’s sad… I want Tom back!!! Along with millions of other “past” fans!! The show has lost so much since losing Mark Ballas among many others!!! Anyways… Not a critic… just what I see and have felt I have witnessed in the past… minus these past 2 seasons…. Good Luck!!!

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  30. I agree, I actually stopped watching because I cannot stand Tara Banks. She thinks the show is all about her, and it’s not. She has a hard time not being the center of attention and she ruined the show.

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  31. DWTS has turned into the Tyra show with all her costume changes. She is annoying, her voice is annoying, she cuts off everyone when they are talking. I record so I can FF past her.

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  32. This has been the best celebrity group in a while. Loved Suni, Matt, Jimmie, Iman, JOJO. Really fun group and great professional dancers, they are awesome. I think Cheryl Burke should be a judge. Tyra is annoying, Tom and Erin were definitely my favorite but she’s not horrible and I’m not gonna let that keep me from enjoying the dance competition. Come on…. ❤️DWTS
    Initially, All about Jimmie Allen, love his music so he had my vote this year but now it’s all about Iman, love his drive, he’s a family man and he’s so humble.

    #teamiman
    #mirrorball

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  33. I didn’t watch this season at all, I can assure you the reason I stopped watching mid season last year was definitely Tyra Banks. She makes my skin crawl ….

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  34. Does the word bull#$$%% mean anything. Sure there might have been people that wanted Tyra because she has hosted a show before. But on the other hand, to me anyway,she is using this show as a fashion show for her. Remember this is my opinion.

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  35. The costume changes, the strutting like she’s walking down a catwalk, the pandering to the camera. Yeah, she’s the reason so many people don’t watch. It’s funny. They picked Tyra. But it’s not that. They choose the caliber of the stars. It’s not their fault but it’s the stars. No. Get rid of Tyra as a host, but keep her as an executive producer if you have to. Don’t blame the talent.

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  36. Bank is not the problem. The complaints above is false. Do not watch if you feel that strongly and have that much contempt for her or the show. No person or show should generate that much hate or whatever that is.

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  37. I can’t even stomach Tyra Banks for 5 minutes. She seems to think the show is about her. Every time she opens her mouth, she sounds stupid. The program and network need to dump her or you will have no audience left.

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  38. People dont watch to check out Tyr Banks anymore than they did to watch Erin…they watch for the performances…people lose interest for a multitude of reason..
    The show has run for a long time so public loss of interest is expected…the people dancing are not always known to the general public..
    Too many nearly professional contestants take the fun out of watching them improve as time goes on…take your pick

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  39. I am sure she is a nice person, however, her skills as a host are God awful. Tom & Erin had chemistry, salt of the earth folks and very humorous. I mute as well.

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