ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is Up and ‘Castle’ is Monday’s Top Scripted Series in Total Viewers

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ABC earned second place on Monday night in Adults 18-49, finishing ahead of original lineups on both CBS (+5%) and Fox (+10%). Dancing with the Stars was up week to week in viewers and young adults and Castle once again was the most-watched TV show in the 10pm hour and the night’s top scripted series.


Please Note: ABC’s lineup was pre-empted in Boston last night.


Gaining week to week in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%), ABC’s Dancing with the Stars nearly tied CBS’ original 8-10pm comedy block among Adults 18-49 (pacing within 1-tenth of a rating point and tied in audience share) and beat out Fox’s first-run dramas (Bones/The Forgotten) by 10%. Up for the 2nd week in a row with Women 18-34, DWTS delivered a best-since-premiere rating – since 3/18/13.


During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Castle was the most-watched TV show in its slot for its 6th straight original airing and was Monday’s #1 scripted series for its 5th consecutive telecast. In the hour, Castle defeated CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 by a season-best 2.8 million viewers and 17% in Adults 18-49. The ABC drama was on par with its last original two weeks ago among Adults 18-49.

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