Originally Posted by gale
I believe the first season was voted only by the judges and it was a big joke. I did not see it so I'm going by other people's posts and opinions. Kelly Monaco was on an ABC show and she won, even though she had a lot of mistakes. I think it was John O'Hurley against her? And he did much better but didn't win. So maybe that's why there are viewer votes-the judges can't get it right either.
That is true, an the judges do also seem to have favorites at times. On that show I don't always think they are all that professional a lot of the time, either. I am not saying to let the judges have all the say, but maybe weight it.
I also thought Kelly said that the first season was only 6 weeks, so that could have made a difference. It was the only season I didn't watch, therefore I can't speak from first hand viewership.