E! caught up with host Tom Bergeron and judge Bruno Tonioli, who both shared their thoughts on the change."I am hopeful," the ever-chipper Tom Bergeron said. "I get why they did it."He explained that the show has suffered ratings erosion, and that, in fact, "only 40 percent of the viewers who watch on Tuesday watch the Monday show." — Who knew? — "So that's a big pool of eyeballs that hopefully we can consolidate."
He also expressed hope that the Monday show will be "more action-packed."
That said, while Tom thinks the change could help the show's longevity, he admits "in the short term it hurts, because you lose some staff members, very likely."
Bruno also stayed positive, saying that their duty is to deliver a great show, and he's sure they can come back and do that.