The season premiere of DANCING WITH THE STARS ITALY (Ballando con le Stelle) won the night in ratings on Saturday evening in Italy with an average share of 29.75%. Ronn Moss' dance performance of the Quick Step achieved the highest audience numbers of the show with a peak of 7.3 million viewers. (36.54% market share). The show began with a 32.19% market share with 6.2 million viewers. He was elegantly dressed in a tuxedo, and did not miss a step of his routine.
In the end, Ronn was tied with three other competitors for 7th place after the technical jury's scores were tabulated, and was not in the bottom four. After the final audience voting tabulations were combined with the jury scores, Ronn was not eliminated. He did not achieve immunity. Ronn has largely been the main focus of the reality show's media campaign, and has graced several covers, including GENTE (the first time ever that a B&B actor has graced the cover of this magazine). The magazine Gioia covered Ronn Moss with a four page feature, and this is the first time ever that this magazine has covered an actor from B&B.
Ronn will commute back and forth from Rome, Italy, where BALLONDO is broadcast live every Saturday evening, to Los Angeles, California, from now until the end of March, in order to continue taping episodes of "The Bold and the Beautiful."
Here is a video excerpt from the broadcast, which features behind-the-scenes footage on the B&B set that we recorded just before the hiatus last December.
The next live broadcast is next Saturday, January 16, 2010.