Interesting. I was on Spotted Ratings and in the last 10 years, the only 2 cycles that weren't down from the year before (in 18-49 ratings):
Heroes vs. Villains
I guess for this show at least, having an all-returning cast is a boon. Notsomuch for certain other reality shows. Will they wait a few more years to get another AS?
It's unclear whether having only a partially returning cast has any effect on ratings for this show.
Edited by Lolita Swann, Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:42 PM.