ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' and 'Castle' Grow in Viewers and Young Adults on Monday
via press note:
Featuring DWTS: All Stars and Castle, ABC finished as the most-watched net to lead the pack for the 8th consecutive Monday this season, topping NBC by 3.0 million viewers (The Voice/Revolution), CBS by 5.2 million viewers (HIMYM/Partners/2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly/Hawaii Five-0) and Fox by 8.0 million viewers (Bones/The Mob Doctor). Additionally in Adults 18-49, ABC defeated Fox on the evening by 57%.
Please Note: ABC’s programming was preempted in Pittsburgh and Kansas City for local coverage of the Monday Night Football game.
Building its numbers from its first hour to its second hour, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars took first place in its time slot and registered as the most-watched TV series for the 6th straight Monday, outdrawing NBC’s The Voice in head-to-head competition by season-best 2.8 million viewers. In addition, ABC’s Dancing outdelivered Fox’s dramas in the 2-hour time period by 57% with Adults 18-49.
- · Gaining week to week in viewers (+6%) and young adults (+5%), ABC’s DWTS: All Stars generated its largest audience of the season.
Monday’s most-watched scripted TV program in its 7th consecutive broadcast, ABC’s Castle topped the 10 o’clock hour by season-best margins, leading CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 by 3.0 million viewers and NBC’s Revolution of 3.6 million viewers. In addition, the ABC drama ranked #1 in the hour among key Women demographics (W18-49/W25-54).
- · ABC’s Castle was up over the prior week in Total Viewers (+7%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%).