‘DWTS’ Ratings Spike Post-DeLay

by | October 15, 2009 at 9:39 AM | Dancing With The Stars, TV News

Monday night's DWTS (ABC)

Monday night's DWTS (ABC)

Was Tom DeLay a downer for ‘Dancing with the Stars‘?

Ratings point to yes as viewers are finally returning to the ABC dance competition following DeLay’s forced departure, reports the Washington Post.

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Much like a Jay Leno bit, a recent poll found that 24 percent of respondents had no clue who DeLay was.

This obviously goes against a ‘DWTS’ executive’s opinion that the politician would polarize audiences.

Michael Jackson, however, is a more reliable ratings grab.

Keeping that in mind ‘DWTS’ will put on a ballroom dance tribute to Jackson next Tuesday, according to Access Hollywood.

“I’m so excited. I can’t wait to see that,” La Toya Jackson said. “That’s gonna be fabulous.”