'The Bachelor' Hits Season Highs & 'Castle' Posts Top Number Since October

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January 22nd, 2013

via press note:

With The Bachelor and Castle on the rise, ABC delivered its top rated Monday among Adults 18-49 since November 19, 2012 with regular programming. ABC ranked #1 on the night with Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 (2nd week in a row) and Women 18-49.


Building for the 2nd straight week in Adults 18-49 (+4%), ABC’s The Bachelor beat NBC’s The Biggest Loser 14 in head-to-head competition from 8-10pm. The ABC unscripted series continued to lead time slot among its core audience of Women 18-34 and stood as Monday’s #1 series for the 3rd straight week. The Bachelor hit season highs across all key Adult demos (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54). In fact, the show delivered 16-month highs for ABC in the 2-hour time period in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34 – since 9/19/11.


During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Castle more than doubled the audience NBC’s Deception (+141%) and led by increasing margins with key Adults: AD18-49 (+54%) and AD25-54 (+73%). Castle ranked #1 in its slot with Adults 18-34 and all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). Gaining 5% week to week in Adults 18-49, Castle equaled its highest rating since October – since 10/29/12. In addition, the ABC drama earned the series’ best Adult 18-34 rating in nearly 1 year – since 2/27/12.

  • Mari

    wow ABC is getting a lot of young viewers. That’s a good thing.

  • dennis

    Castle is my favorite show i like castles input into case and makesitfun for me to watch my age by the way is 59

  • Castle Lover

    Castle is my favorite show,it keeps me coming back every week,I’ve been telling all my friends if they like a new kind of cop show with a great love story this show fits the bill.I hope they have a lot more kissing and hugging and showing of effection then they have,after all they are suppose to love each other.Can’t wait till next episode.

  • Judy912

    @Castle Lover….I couldn’t agree with you more. I am a recent newcomer to the series and can’t believe what I have been missing. That Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic are the best couple on TV. Bring on the romance and continue with the fantastic storylines.

  • Mike

    Castle is getting new fans through its syndication that started this year…if anything, the Bear should have crossed Castle off its dinner list already, because of its blockbuster syndication ratings with TNT have been steady for a few months. More new episodes, equals more episodes for syndication, and more viewers.

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