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Brekkie32,631 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Unless it's changed in the last couple of years I thought Dancing with the Stars used a 50:50 split for the voting, although I think combined them differently to Strictly.

So many of these 50:50 shows don't actually explain how the votes are combined (on screen at least), but my understanding is Strictly use a ranking system, with the rankings combined to give the final score (and I think usually the public vote breaking any tie) whilse Dancing with the Stars combined percentages - so the judges scores for all contestants added together and the couples judges score effectively became a percentage of the overall judges scores, which is then added to the percentage of votes they get.
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noggin14,646 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Will there be a replacement or will they just continue with the 14 others?


As it's at the very beginning of the run - there is the potential to recast without putting the replacement at too much of a disadvantage - so I think it could be a possibility IF they have people on standby.
noggin14,646 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Does Dancing with the Stars still use the American public as the '4th' judge?

No, three judges has always been the judges line up on the ABC version in the states.


I know it's always been three judges, but the public used to also vote and give their points along with the judges hence the '4th' judge.


I think the '4th judge' was more a turn of phrase suggesting that the public were important judges too, rather than suggesting that the public only had 25% of the final say.
noggin14,646 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Unless it's changed in the last couple of years I thought Dancing with the Stars used a 50:50 split for the voting, although I think combined them differently to Strictly.

So many of these 50:50 shows don't actually explain how the votes are combined (on screen at least), but my understanding is Strictly use a ranking system, with the rankings combined to give the final score (and I think usually the public vote breaking any tie) whilse Dancing with the Stars combined percentages - so the judges scores for all contestants added together and the couples judges score effectively became a percentage of the overall judges scores, which is then added to the percentage of votes they get.


Yep - Strictly uses a dual ranking system, no weighting of the public vote based on vote volume (just rank)
JKDerry2,097 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Strictly launch show pulled in 7.8 million viewers overnight on BBC One peaking at 8.3 million, this was slightly down on the 2018 launch show which pulled in 8.1 million and peaked at 8.5 million.

However the Strictly launch show did beat BGT on ITV, which managed to attract 4.9 million viewers last night, peaking at 5.6 million.