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They're 'Dancing' in the End Zone in Pittsburgh

You might say Hines Ward’s Dancing With the Stars victory went over well in Pittsburgh.

The finale did a Super Bowl-esque 39 rating/54 share last night.

Hearst TV’s WTAE held a viewing party last night at the Stage AE Amphitheater, and Ward’s win was the leading story on the ABC affiliate’s news last night.

Party attendees saw it as a bonus that a Steeler might hoist a trophy well after football season has wrapped.

“I loved his message that he sent back to Pittsburgh. I thought it was genuine and he appreciates our votes,” Baldwin, PA’s Sandy Roundtree told WTAE.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.