'Castle' Outdraws 'Smash' at 10pm

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February 14th, 2012

via press note:

Opposite NBC’s The Voice and CBS’ original Monday schedule, ABC combination of The Bachelor and Castle defeated Fox’s original drama lineup (House/Alcatraz)during primetime in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.   The Net once again held the #2 position on the night with Women 18-34 and was the 2nd-highest-rated broadcaster with Teens 12-17.


Facing The Voice and CBS’ first-run comedy block, ABC’s The Bachelor grew its audience from its first hour to second hour, beating out Fox’s dramas in head-to-head competition from 8-10 pm by an even wider margin this week of 1.3 million viewers and by 19% in Adults 18-49.  The ABC unscripted series earned second in its time slot with its core audience of Women 18-34, beating CBS’ comedy block by 15%.


During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Castle built on its lead-in to draw 10% more viewers than NBC’s Voice-fueled Smash.  Castle also finished as the #2 drama in the hour with Women 18-34.


  • ABC’s Castle grew its overall audience week to week and was also up over the same week last year.
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