Hispanics watch Dancing, Idol

Hispanic Viewership: Dancing With the Stars Sashays Closer to Idol
Suzanne Heibel--HispanicBusiness.com March 26, 2009

Despite Hispanic viewers' love for American Idol, Dancing with the Stars gained significant momentum on the Most Watched list for the week of March 16, tying with American Idol's Tuesday showing for the second spot, as well as nabbing the seventh place for its results show.

DWTS and AI are both in their eighth seasons and the competition on both is heating up. American Idol's Wednesday show ranked first for the ump-teenth week in a row, but Nielsen's Top 10 welcomed new comers American Dad and Law & Order: SVU, who tied for ninth on the English language list. Manana para Siempre and Ciudado con el Angel maintained their rankings as the number one and two spots, respectively, on the Spanish-language rankings, followed by Nuestra Belleza and Rosa de Guadalupe.

American Idol contestants Matt Giraud and Allison Iraheta seemed to be unstoppable this week. Though the top 11 idol contestants had to perform a country song of their choice--a notorious tough category--Giraud and Iraheta passed to the next round with ease, using strong song choices and working those pipes. Ironically, Alexis Grace, the 21-year-old from Memphis, Tennessee, who is from a city mired in country music, was given the boot for her rendition of "Jolene." Judge Simon solidified the voter's qualms with her sub-par performance after he told her that she sounded too similar to Dolly Parton, indicating, perhaps, that Grace didn't inject her own personality into the performance. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

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