ABC's 'Castle' Season Finale is Up to Rank a Strong #1 at 10pm in AD18-49

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May 14th, 2013


via press release:

With the Dancing semi-finals and the season finale of Castle, ABC ranked as Monday’s most-watched TV network for the 4th week in a row, topping all 6 half-hours and outdrawing runner-up NBC by 3.1 million viewers.  DWTS was Monday’s most-watched TV show for the 3rd week runningCastle was Monday’s most-watched scripted series for its 9th consecutive broadcast to finished out as the 2012-13 season’s top scripted show on the nightCastle won the 10 o’clock hour by double-digit margins in Adults 18-49 over its drama competition, beating NBC’s The Voice-led Revolution by a best-ever 16% and CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 by a best-ever 22%.


From 8-10pm in head-to-head competition, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars widened its lead over NBC’s The Voice to a season-best 2.0 million viewers and continued to narrow the gap in Adults 18-49.  The ABC unscripted series held even week to week as the NBC show continued to decline.


Up week to week in viewers (+5%) and young adults (+10%), ABC’s season finale of Castle finished a strong #1 in the 10 o’clock hour on both measures.  Building on its lead-in, Castle was the #1 TV series in the time period in Adults 18-49 on each of its last 6 originals this season.  Castle drew its 3rd largest audience of the season.


  • Teri

    Yea, Castle. It is the best show on TV and continues to shine with it’s writing and acting. Stana Katic is beyond remarkable!

  • Philrose

    Congratulations to all the cast, writers, and crew of Castle.. all of you guys made a brilliant job. We surely missing you all but see you all in fall and keep up the good work!!!

    I love watching CASTLE <3

  • Rebecca

    Just finished watching last night’s season finale. AWESOME. Can’t wait for the fall premiere.

  • sami

    All I can say is I love the show. My cable bill is a $160 mth with no extra’s (premiums) been wanting to down size but if I do then I can’t watch Castle but if they cancel ever the show . I am going to down size . All I watch is Castle , Bones, and the Mentalist. Now that summer is here I have nothing to watch don’t care for the summer shows. Be glad when Castle and Kate get married and have little castles

  • Jennifer

    Congrats to Castle. I’m a new fan this year and will use the summer to catch up on past seasons. Can’t wait for the fall.

  • Judy912

    Like you @Jennifer, I am fairly new to CASTLE (only since Sept 2012) and I can’t even think about CASTLE not being there for the fall season. I cried my eyes out after watching the last 5 minutes from the season 5 finale. Bring it on Andrew W Marlowe and the ABC network, for I am set for life. CASTLE is the best series on TV today and the chemistry Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic brings to the small screen is extraordinary. My loss that I didn’t catch it 4 years ago when it premiered but thankfully I caught up on past episodes via the TNT network. I am hooked on this series and can’t wait for little ‘castle’s to appear!!

  • Claudia

    Castle its amazing!Needs to back Sony Tv in Brasil

  • Libby

    Can’t wait for the fall episodes. Kate should accept both the ring and the new job. If Castle really loves her, he should support her in every ways. Let her maximize her full potentials.

  • yvette

    Castle is the best show I have seen in my lifetime. I am so happy it is being renewed for a 6th sesson. Thank you Andrew Marlow, team and cast for making me happy. You certainly have a true understanding about the human factor, men to women relatonships.

  • Lil

    Thank you for some really good news! Castle is one show I never miss watching. I have it DVR’d to auto tape every week in case of ever not being able to watch it live. Have watched it from the beginning. Love all the actors. I remember Nathan from All My Children. Just love love this show and I liked
    the finale. Please make it work for Castle & Kate they are excellent together.

  • Patti

    I have been wagching Castle with my husband the past 2 years and have enjoyed it very much. It goes to show that you don’t need sex to sell your story. The story lines are so close to real and all the characters are great. The writers are also top.

  • Barbara edelmann

    Pleade don’t cancel! Best show on tv, script writing, acting, intrigue, crime solving, drama, romance! DONT CACEL!

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