Dancing With the Stars

'Dancing With the Stars' no longer hopping for ABC

The dance floor is thinning over at ABC.

The Nielsen company says viewership is down for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" franchise, which concluded its fall season on Monday with country radio host Bobby Bones beating Disney star Milo Manheim, actress Evanna Lynch and model Alexis Ren.

Each episode averaged 8.2 million viewers the night that it aired and during the week afterward, down 22 percent from last year's average of 10.4 million, Nielsen said. The show was once a routine top 10 performer for ABC, but last week's semi-finals finished out of the top 20. A figure for Monday's finale was not immediately available.

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