DwtS 4, Week 1: Ratings, News, and Videos

DwtS 4 debuted to an audience of 21.65 million, making it the most watched premiere in the show’s history. Here are links to reviews of last night’s premiere at Entertainment Weekly and MSNBC.

In the run-up to the new season, the stars of the show gave plenty of interviews. At BuddyTV, Ian Ziering said that the first time he met fellow competitor, Laila Ali, she warned him, "Look, don’t think that just because you got Cheryl that you’re going to win this thing."

At ReadExpress.com, Kym Johnson said that her partner, Joey Fatone, has already lost 15 pounds, thanks to their dance training. And at MeeVee, Tom Bergeron describes himself as a "gym rat."

This season, ABC is posting complete episodes of Dancing with the Stars online. If you don’t have time to watch the whole episode, videos of Laila & Maks, Billy Ray & Karina, Shandi & Brian, Heather & Jonathan, Joey & Kym, and Apolo & Julianne have been added to the DwtS 4, Week 1: Performance Show recap. (Throughout the season, we’ll continue to scour the web and post videos we find online. We’ve been, shall we say, persuaded not to upload any videos of our own this season.)