Ratings: Carole Baskin’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Debut Jumps 30% Above Last Year’s Season Premiere

”DWTS“ did not face an ”American Ninja Warrior“ finale this time around

Take a bow, Carole Baskin. The “Tiger King” breakout’s “Dancing With the Stars” debuted helped the ABC series rise 30% in TV ratings from last year’s comparable season premiere.

It also helped that “DWTS” did not contend with NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” season finale this time around.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio

Jennifer Maas

TV Reporter • jennifer.maas@thewrap.com • Twitter: @jmaasaronson