Is ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Move to Disney+ a Demotion or ‘Genius’? | Analysis

The decision to stream the reality competition and replace it with football on ABC makes perfect sense, analysts tell TheWrap

The decision to move ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” to Disney+ was “bold” and “genius,” several analysts told TheWrap.

Some initial reactions to Friday’s news described the show’s move to streaming as a demotion for the series and ABC — a reflection of shrinking ratings over the course of 16 years and 30 seasons. But a majority of the analysts told TheWrap that the shift was logical in light of changing linear TV viewing habits and Disney’s goals for its streaming service.

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