ABC's Castle Finale Wins at 10pm, Marking 6-Month Highs and its Most-Watched Season Ever

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May 8th, 2012

via press release:

Featuring DWTS and Castle against all-original competition, ABC qualified as Monday’s most-watched TV net for the 8th week in a row, outdrawing CBS by 5.3 million viewers (8-10pm comedies/Hawaii Five-0), NBC by 5.9 million viewers (The Voice Monday finale/Smash) and Fox by 8.4 million viewers (Bones/House).  Among Adults 18-49, ABC defeated Fox’s drama lineup on the night by 30%. 


The most-watched TV show on Monday, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars jumped to the top its 2-hour slot for the 8th straight week, beating runner-up NBC’s The Voice finale in head-to-head competition by a resounding 5.5 million viewers.  In addition, the broad-appealing dance competition dominated Fox’s dramas in the slot among Adults 18-49 (+30%) and made ABC the #2 broadcaster with Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11


On its in its 4th season finale, ABC’s Castle won the 10 o’clock hour in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, registering as the most-watched TV series in the time period for its 6th consecutive broadcast, leading CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 by solid margins (by a best-ever +3.4 million viewer advantage).  Also in the hour, Castle outdelivered NBC’s Smash by its biggest-ever advantages with Total Viewers (+114%), Adults 18-49 (+32%) and Adults 25-54 (+50%).  In addition, the ABC drama marked its 5th time in 6 telecasts to stand as Monday’s most-watched scripted series.


  • Building week to week to week Total Viewers (+14%), in Adults 18-49 (+9%) and Adults 25-54 (+13%), ABC’s Castle closed out its season with its strongest performance in more than 6 months – since 10/31/11.


·         Growing its overall audience (+8%) for its 2nd straight season,  Castle produced the series’ most-watched season ever.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    GO CASTLE!! The #1 10pm show on Mondays, THE KING!

  • Beckstle

    CASTLE! YES! It SO Rocked last night – glad people got to see it!

  • JJF

    Go Castle! :D And people were actually talking about a “reduced final season” order? lol Castle’s got the stuff! :D

  • maria

    thanks for the News of the castle is better show :D

    castle always :D :P

  • JWH

    That has to be the worst-written release/story I have every (tried) to read. Half of the sentences make no sense whatsoever. Just one example:

    ‘On its in its 4th season finale…’

    Say what?

    Think I’ll read about television someplace where people can put simple sentences together correctly. Good lord…

  • Matt

    Haha at H50…. What a stupid show…

    Castle also beat H50 in the dem by 16% and in viewers also by 16% AWESOME!!!

  • Matt

    And Castle was also the 2nd most watched TV show on Monday! HAH take dat CBS!

  • Laura

    Let’s go Castle
    Marlowe We Love You!

  • Kyle7

    @JWH: Please don’t blame TVBTN for ABC’s PR team’s poor proofreading. TVBTN simply reposts their press releases, and any other sites reposting it will show the exact same errors.

  • Keri

    Have watched Castle since the beginning? Love that it is getting the respect it deserves. Favorite show on TV! Go Castle!

  • MFF

    Season 5: “The Engagement”
    Season 6: “The Wedding”
    Season 7: “Castle Jr.”
    If they do this right, no reason Season 10 can’t be reached!
    Congratulations, cast and crew – and thanks for the best tv show
    since The Adventures of Brisco County Jr! See you in Sept.!!

  • VB

    I love Castle. I can’t wait to see how they handle the new level of relationship between Castle and Beckett.
    See you in September, indeed!

  • psychic

    Hell YES. Deserves it. That was a damn good season, and the last episode was worth the wait.

  • Alex

    Yee haw!!

  • BEV

    I think the show was great.

  • Glenda Shearman

    Go Castle!!!! Always ! After watching promos for this episode, I was so hopeful,but was so afraid that it might not turn out aswell as I hoped. But Marlowe, and the cast and crew did sooo much more than I had hoped for! They really delivered it!!!Thank- you to the cast and crew for bringing us Castle! Looking forward to season5! See you in Sept.

  • Celtic Lady

    This is fantastic news! I love Castle! The actors, writers, directors etc. are the best and all deserve Emmys!

  • Carla


  • bigbri

    my wife and i have been watching from day one, cant get the relationship castle & beckett have together along with all the cast members.
    can’t wait until next season to see how their relationship grows with the death of beckett’s mother hanging over their heads. keep up the good work!!

  • tunawonder

    F*** YES. GO CASTLE. Thank god everybody managed to get home and watch it. I was losing hope with American drama and I was really happy to find Castle. Thank god ABC had the wits to pick this show up

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