Dancing with the Stars has more viewers than Survivor, but not among 18- to 49-year-olds

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars 2 was watched by more people than CBS’ Survivor Panama, which aired its second episode Thursday.

19.8 million people watched George Hamilton’s final night on the ballroom dancing competition, while only 18.9 million watched as the four tribes merged, according to Variety. That’s a slip for Jeff Probst and crew, who were watched by 19.3 million people last week. (Media Life’s numbers are a bit better for

However, Survivor had a 6.6 rating and 17 share among 18-to-49 year olds, the group advertisers lust after, while Dancing had only a 5.5 rating and 14 share in the same group.

CBS, ABC’s “Stars” shine Thursday [Variety]

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