ABC Outdraws Fox’s World Series to Lead Monday Night

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With its line-up of Dancing with the Stars and Castle, ABC registered as Monday’s most-watched TV network, outdrawing Fox’s World Series Game 5 coverage by 2.0 million viewers, CBS by 3.1 million viewers (HIMYM/2 Broke Girls/Two and a Half Men/Mike & Molly/Hawaii Five-0) and NBC by 11.4 million viewers (The Sing Off/Prime Suspect).  In addition, ABC more than doubled NBC’s Adult 18-49 audience on the evening (+142%).  ABC finished as Monday’s #1 network with Total Viewers for the 6th week running this season.


  • ABC generated its 2nd-largest audience on the night since season-premiere Monday 6 weeks ago.


Building steadily throughout its broadcast against the World Series and CBS’ Two and a Half Men-led comedy block, Dancing with the Stars made ABC the most-watched net in its time period for the 6th consecutive week.  DWTS held the #2 position in its slot with Women 18-34 and Women 18-49, while ranking #1 with Women 25-54. In addition, the wide-appealing ABC dance series was the #2 broadcast program in its slot with Kids 2-11.  Head to head against its unscripted competition in the 2-hour time period, DWTS towered over NBC’s The Sing Off among Adults 18-49 (+107%).


  • ABC’s Dancing with the Stars qualified as Monday’s most-watched TV show overall for the 3rd straight week.


During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Castle ran neck-and-neck with CBS’ Hawaii 5-0 in Total Viewers and led the CBS drama by 10% with Women 18-34.  In fact, ABC’s Castle has finished as the #1 scripted series in its slot with Women 18-34 on 4 of 6 telecasts this season.

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