Dancing With The Stars premiered on ABC on September 22, 2005. The series has couples taking to the floor and one will be knocked out every week. The couples each perform either a Ballroom or Latin American dance and are judged by pros and the viewers at home. The following night the couple with the lowest combined score from the judges and the viewers will be eliminated from the competition. The scoring is divided evenly between the judges and the viewers at home, ensuring unpredictable outcomes at the end of every show.