ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars' Week 2 and the 'Castle' Premiere Grow Year to Year

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September 24th, 2013


via press release:

ABC Outdraws CBS by 4.4 Million Viewers and Fox by 5.1 Million Viewers

On Season Premiere Monday  


ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” Improves on Year-Ago Week Two

By 1.0 Million Viewers and by 10% in Adults 18-49


ABC’s “Castle” Season Premiere Builds on its Year-Ago Premiere and Season Finale

In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 


Monday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

On season premiere Monday, ABC (12.7 million) finished as the 2nd-most-watched TV network, leading CBS by 4.4 million viewers (8.3 million) and Fox by 5.1 million viewers (7.6 million).


“Dancing with the Stars” (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

Growing year to year for the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” was up over its second telecast last fall (10/1/12) by 1.0 million viewers (13.4 million vs. 12.4 million) and by 10% in Adults 18-49 (2.3/6 vs. 2.1/5).  Former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson was the first celebrity dancer to be eliminated from the competition this season.


“Castle” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

During the 10:00 p.m. hour, ABC’s season premiere of “Castle” beat CBS’ debut of “Hostages” by 4.0 million viewers (11.5 million vs. 7.5 million) , by 22% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6 vs. 1.8/5) and by 16% in Adults 25-54 (2.9/7 vs. 2.5/6).  “Castle” grew over its year-ago season premiere by 10% in Total Viewers and by 5% in Adults 18-49 (10.5 million and 2.1/6 on 9/24/12).  In addition, the show was up over last season’s finale (11.2 million and 2.1/6) in viewers (+3%) and young adults (+5%) to deliver its best numbers since April – since 4/22/13.   A big gainer via TV playback, “Castle’s” numbers shot up last season by 3.6 million viewers and by 50% in Adults 18-49 from Live + Same Day to Live + 7 Day.


Social Activity


  • “Castle” was the No. 1 most-tweeted series at 10:00 p.m. (60,122 tweets), beating the debuts of NBC’s “The Blacklist” (31,086 tweets) and CBS’ “Hostages” (10,879 tweets) head-to-head in the hour. This year’s premiere of “Castle,” which had the cast live tweeting during the episode, was up 104% over last season’s premiere (29,475 tweets).


  • Moses Reepe

    I’ve never missed an episode of Castle. But I’ve reached a point where I wish that the writers would ease up on the portrayal of Nathan Fillion’s character, Rick Castle, as having no testicles and overly often having the awareness of a 2 year old. I’d like to see him portrayed with the intelligence and manliness of someone like Robert Wagner’s character, Jonathan Hart, in the show Hart to Hart.

    This is not a slam against Fillion. Only the character of the wimpy, bumbling, childish character, Rick Castle.

  • Spiros

    But that’s what we liked in Castle in the first place! He’s like a child the opposite of Beckett. The guy who won’t stay away from trouble! If he looses that…Bang! There goes the entire show…

  • Pablo

    Robert Wagner!?? C’mon, Castle’s character compliments Beckett(Nathan is superb)
    Stana is terrific, supporting cast terrific, get out of the 70’s!!!! Have fun with it…. They are

  • markie

    I started watching the show because of rick,sure seasons ago arrogant but has subsided but loved watching his career his interviews ect..,but this best selling famous wealthy author reduced to ten seconds of carring a card board cut out of himself?Even last season no book that was finished and ALL were given is the career of a lady cop who castle greatly enhanced??Sure kate is actually treating rick better in ep. one but wouldn’t you if you got everything you wanted(the job,the relationship not because of anything she did rather because of how sweet and forgiving rick is).

  • Craig Mattes

    Get them the heck out of Washington and back to the core in new York. Stana Magic might be the most beautiful woman on TV and they need to use the couple and how great their chemistry is back in new York. And then don’t pull a Bones, have a wedding. These are the only 2 shows I watch on regular TV. And the reason is its an hour of fun withboth shows. I wish writers would stop oover thinking everything. Growing up in the Bronx in new York just make it real and film castle in new York. That’s where they belong. Stana katic has become incredible over time and is incredible although still a little conflicted in her direction. Otherwise great stuff.

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