Dancing with the Stars Winner Hines Ward Beats Out Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley's weight-loss may have gotten a lot of attention throughout the season, but the winner of the Dancing with the Stars finale last night went to Hines Ward, wide receiver for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers, and his dancing partner Kym Johnson.
Despite solid performances by all three couples, Chelsea Kane was named as second runner-up, andAlley was titled runner-up. The two-hour Dancing with the Stars results show also featured a performance from The Black Eyed Peas and dances from other DWTS contestants who were previously eliminated.
Despite not having the star power of past seasons (some say), season 12 of Dancing with the Stars fared quite well in the ratings. According to Nielsen Co, this season 12 of Dancing with the Stars averaged 22.5 million total viewers, up 4 percent compared with the 11th season.
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