Dancing On Ice 2013 ratings crisis: Can the show continue?

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Dancing On Ice 2013 has plunged even further into a ratings crisis, amid reports that the show won't be back.

At its height, the ITV show was being watched by over 10 million viewers on Sunday nights, but eyes have slowly been tuning out over the years.

The show has recently been experiencing its lowest ratings ever, despite a range of twists from Team Challenges to Duels.

And as the semi-final approaches, viewers are continuing to dwindle.

On Sunday night, fewer than 5 million viewers bothered to watch the skate off between Samia Ghadie and Luke Campbell. It put ITV third in its time slot, behind both BBC One and BBC Two.

Earlier in the evening and the latest performance show was the least watched ever, with 6.2 million viewers, down 300,000 on last weekend.

Now even coaches Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have confessed they're unsure if the series will get to its ninth series next year.

Chris said this week: “To be honest, we don’t know if we will be back next year.

But the pair defended the show's ratings.

"I think we have got some good figures considering we are going up against Call The Midwife," Jayne said.

Chris added to the Daily Star: “Ratings are down across the board. There are so many channels and so much choice nowadays.

“For a show like ours, which is on for an hour-and-a-half, we are up against people who record it so they can fast-forward all the ad breaks.”

Dancing On Ice continues on ITV this Sunday night.

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