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Having run through 162 contestants in 14 cycles, Green, 41, understands the scarcity of fame better than most. “I don’t think the celebrity gene pool rejuvenates at the same rate we use people,” he admits, laughing. And after exhausting so many castmembers, the ratings have taken a notable drop — especially in the current season, where Dancing has faced off against NBC’s The Voice on Mondays and Tuesdays.
“In a space that used to have just us and American Idol, there’s now so much more,” says the Brit, whose first job was painting filing cabinets at a London company called Wall to Wall Television. “We’ve got The Voice head-to-head with us. You couldn’t design a show to compete more with our exact audience.”
Fortunately for Green, Dancing still stands on its own. Despite dips among coveted adults 18 to 49, both the performance and results shows still rank among the top five weekly network broadcasts in total viewers. Of a rumored “all-star” season that might reinvigorate the series in its upcoming 15th cycle, Green says there has been dialogue: “It would be a rather delicious prospect for the fans and quite a nice change while still being core to the show.”
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