“Live To Dance” A Ratings Success For Paula Abdul

She’s still “Forever Your Girl!” Paula Abdul’s dance reality competition, Live to Dance, debuted to mega-ratings for CBS this week.

The show kicked off on Tuesday night as she was joined by former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and Michael Jackson’s one-time choreographer Travis Payne in a bid to find the nation’s best amateur solo dancer or group.
Auditions were held across the country earlier this year and the acts progressing to the live semi-finals were unveiled on Wednesday night’s episode of the show.

The show that brought us the awesomeness that is Face-Palm Girl was the most-watched show of the night, according to early Nielsen projections. Live’s series premiere attracted over 10 million viewers — trumping NBC’s The Biggest Loser.

The two-hour premiere highlighted early auditions. Next week, Live to Dance settles into its regular time slot (Wednesdays 8 PM EST) and more contestants will be chosen to round out the cast of 18 dance acts that will travel to Los Angeles to compete for a grand prize of $500,000.

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