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Season 1: A dancing show with stars is born
Pair stars with dancing pros and make them compete against one another and what do you get? The biggest summer debut ever for an American reality series. "Dancing With the Stars" drew 13 million viewers for the premiere and climbed to 15 million viewers the second week. The dancing show climbed to #1 in the TV ratings over the summer of 2005, and there it stayed for the rest of the season.