“World of Dance,” which was the #1 regular timeslot premiere of 2017 on the broadcast networks in the 18-49 demo as well as the most-watched summer alternative series debut on cable or broadcast in nine years, has been renewed for a second season.
“World of Dance” is averaging a 2.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.0 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” results from Nielsen Media Research, making it the #1 10 p.m. series on any broadcast network for the full 2016-17 season to date in 18-49. It’s also easily the #1 first-year series of the summer in 18-49 and total viewers, as well as the summer’s #2 entertainment series in both measures, behind only NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” In 18-49, it’s the highest-rated first-year summer series through its first five weeks (“most current”) in four years, since CBS’ “Under the Dome” in 2013. In total viewers, it’s the most-watched first-year summer alternative series at this point in nine years, since ABC’s “Wipeout” in 2008.
“World of Dance” gives dancers the platform to showcase their talents and compete for a life-altering grand prize of $1 million, led by a judging team of extraordinary dance superstars — Jennifer Lopez (who also serves as an executive producer), Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum.
In partnership with preeminent global dance brand World of Dance, the series brings the world’s elite dancers together to compete in epic battles of artistry, precision and athleticism. Solo dancers will compete against duos and crews in an unlimited range of dance, including hip-hop, popping, locking, tap, ballet, break dancing, ballroom, stomping and more.