Live to Dance dies off with dismal ratings as kids ages 10 and 11 win $500,000

Paula Abdul’s CBS reality competition Live to Dance aired its season—and, let’s hope, series—finale last night, and the ratings were dismal: Just 4.81 million viewers watched, and the show had a .9 rating and 3 share among viewers 18 to 49, according to TV By the Numbers. That means less than one percent of people that age were watching; by comparison, American Idol had 23.67 million viewers and a 8.3 rating and 23 share in 18-49.

I won’t even pretend to have watched, but the Hartford Courant’s Roger Catlin did and reprots that the $500,000 prize went to a 10-year-old and a 11-year-old: D’Angelo Castro and Amanda Carbajales. They beat another 10-year-old, Kendall Glover, who got second place. But this wasn’t a kid competition; adult ballet dancers White Tree Fine Art came in third.

Correction: This story initially misstated the winners’ ages as a result of an incorrect report elsewhere; they are 10 and 11 years old.

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