ABC’s Monday is Up Over Last Year; ‘Castle’ Holds its Premiere Rating and Grows 16 Percent Year to Year
via press note:
ABC Monday Prime 8-11pm (12.2 million and 2.1/6): ABC finished as the #2 net on Monday night in Total Viewers, outdrawing Fox by 4.7 million viewers and CBS by 5.4 million viewers. ABC was up from the same night last year by 4% in Total Viewers and by 5% in Adults 18-49 (11.7 million and 2.0/5 on 10/1/12).
DWTS 8-10pm (12.8 million and 2.0/5): ABC’s Dancing with the Stars stood as the 2nd most-watched TV show of the evening to The Voice, topping Fox’s dramas in the 2-hour time period by 5.3 million viewers and CBS’ comedies by 5.6 million viewers. Bill Nye was the second celebrity dancer to be eliminated from the competition this season.
Castle 10-11pm (10.9 million and 2.2/6): Building 10% on its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 10pm, ABC’s Castle held even with its week-earlier season premiere and was up 16% over its performance on the same night last year (1.9/5 on 10/1/12). In the hour, Castle beat CBS’ Hostages (6.0 million and 1.5/4) by even wider margins week to week, leading by 82% in Total Viewers and by 47% in Adults 18-49. Live + 3 Day Ratings: Last week’s season opener of ABC’s Castle gained nearly a full Adult 18-49 rating point in the L+3 numbers, going from a 2.3 rating to a 3.2 rating (+0.9 rating points) and also added 3.4 million viewers to its next-day totals (going from 11.5 million to 14.9 million).