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Dancing With the Stars' Tom Bergeron and Bruno Tonioli Weigh In on Schedule Downsizing: "It Hurts!"

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Ingo Rademacher wasn't the only elimination Dancing With the Stars suffered this week.

ABC unveiled its fall schedule on Tuesday and made a shocking move: They are condensing Dancing With the Stars to only one night a week, getting rid of Tuesday night's results show.

We caught up with host Tom Bergeron and judge Bruno Tonioli backstage after last night's show to get their opinion on Dancing With the Stars' downsizing and what changes fans can expect when they move from two shows a week to one.

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"I am hopeful. I get why they did it," Bergeron tells E! News of the network's decision to do away with the Tuesday-night show. "Dancing With the Stars, like many other shows, has suffered ratings erosion. Only 40 percent of the viewers who watch on Tuesday watch the Monday show. I think it could really help the show's longevity in the long-term."

But Bergeron admits, "In the short-term, it hurts, because you lose some staff members very likely and things of that nature, but I certainly get it."

And Tonioli is positive the show will do on, telling us, "Your duty is to deliver the best possible show regardless, and I'm sure we're going to come back and do a great show. We just found out ourselves, so obviously, there's a lot to put in one show, but we will do it...bigger and better than ever! Trust me!"

Reporting by Jeremy Thomas

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