DANCING WITH THE STARS

BEST PERFORMANCE TO DATE

The Seven Network's DANCING WITH THE STARS returned for a fourth series last night more popular than ever.

The program peaked at 2.52 million and averaged 2.186 million viewers nationally (the second highest-rating episode of all time in Dancing With The Stars, only outpaced by the final in Series 2 which averaged 2.34 million viewers nationally). In Perth it peaked at 260,000 viewers with a share of 38.1% to Nine's 20.3% and Ten's 18.9%.

Series 4 is up 10% on the first episode of Series 3 and up 15% on the first episode of Series 2 (February 05). The XX Olympic Winter Games followed on with a peak of 2.16 million viewers nationally.

Last night the top 5 programs in Perth were as below, giving Seven Perth a 39.4% share for the night.

1

SEVEN NEWS

Seven

236,814

2

DANCING WITH THE STARS 4

Seven

234,585

3

TODAY TONIGHT

Seven

221,509

4

HOME AND AWAY

Seven

185,836

5

XX WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES TORINO 2006: HIGHLIGHTS - DAY 10

Seven

168,514

Last night on Dancing With The Stars singer TOBY ALLEN and dance partner Leeanne Bampton receive top honours from the judges scoring 32 out of a possible 40. Second place saw Seven Sunrise weather presenter GRANT DENYER with Amanda Garner, and The Great Outdoors presenter JENNIFER HAWKINS with Sergey Bolgarskiy tying with 25 points.

Next week the ten contestants will vie for the remaining nine positions as one dance couple will be eliminated from the competition.

TOBY ALLEN, GRANT DENYER, JENNIFER HAWKINS, KOSTYA TSZYU, ALICIA MOLIK, KATE LANGBROEK, MOLLY MELDRUM, NOELINE BROWN, LUKE RICKETSON and SIMONE WARNE – who will go?

DANCING WITH THE STARS

THE FIRST ELIMINATION

7.30pm next Tuesday

February 28 on Channel Seven