ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is Up + ‘Castle’ Beats ‘Hostages’ by Best-Yet Margins


via press release:

ABC Monday Prime 8-11pm (12.3 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49): ABC ranked as the #2 broadcaster on Monday, topping Fox by 4.9 million viewers (7.4 million) and CBS by 6.1 million viewers (6.2 million).  In addition, ABC beat CBS on the night by 11% in Adults 18-49 (2.1/6 vs. 1.9/5).

DWTS 8-10pm (13.0 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49):  ABC’s Dancing with the Stars finished as the 2nd-most-watched broadcast of the night to NBC’s The Voice, outdrawing Fox’s dramas in the 2-hour time period by 5.6 million viewers (7.4 million) and CBS’ comedies by 6.3 million viewers (6.7 million).  Valerie Harper was the third celebrity dancer to be eliminated from the competition this season.  Dancing was up 5% week to week among Adults 18-49.

Castle 10-11pm (10.8 million and 2.0/6 in AD18-49):  During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Castle widened its advantages over Hostages (5.1 million and 1.2/3) week to week, beating the CBS drama by its largest margins yet of 112% in Total Viewers and 67% in Adults 18-49.  Castle has grown its overall audience year to year on all 3 telecasts this season.

Please Note: ABC’s Monday lineup was preempted in Atlanta for local NFL coverage.

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