via press note:
DWTS and Castle boosted ABC to the front of the pack on Monday for the 4th straight week this season, topping each half-hour and outdrawing runner-up NBC by 1.1 million viewers (The Voice/Revolution), CBS by 4.4 million viewers (HIMYM/Partners/2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly/Hawaii Five-0) and Fox by 7.8 million viewers (2012 MLB National League Championship). In addition among Adults 18-49, ABC paced well ahead of Fox’s post-season baseball coverage on the night.
- · Gaining week to week, ABC drew its biggest audience on the night since season-premiere Monday (9/24/12).
Growing steadily in each half-hour against strong competition, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars finished as Monday’s most-watched TV series for the 2nd week running and outdrew NBC’s The Voice in head-to-head competition in the time period by 5%. In addition, the ABC unscripted series beat out Fox’s MLB Playoffs in the slot by 62% in Adults 18-49.
Monday’s most-watched scripted TV show for the 4th week in a row, ABC’s Castle topped the 10 o’clock hour by sizeable margins, beating out NBC’s Revolution by 2.1 million viewers and CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 by 2.5 million viewers. In addition, the ABC drama ranked as the #2 series in the hour with Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.
- · Building its audience for the 2nd week in a row, Castle scored its most-watched telecast this season.