ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'Castle' Grow in Adults 18-49

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October 15th, 2013

Castle October 14

via press note:

ABC Monday Prime 8-11pm (12.2 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49): ABC ranked #2 on Monday in viewers, outdrawing Fox by 4.9 million viewers (7.3 million) and CBS by 5.2 million viewers (7.0 million).  In addition, ABC continued to beat CBS on the night in Adults 18-49, leading by 5% (2.1/6 vs. 2.0/5).   Both Dancing (+5%) and Castle (+16%) were up week to week in Adults 18-49.


DWTS 8-10pm (12.8 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49):  ABC’s Dancing with the Stars once again ranked as the 2nd-most-watched entertainment show on Monday to NBC’s The Voice, and in its time period outdrew CBS’ 2-hour comedy block by 4.9 million viewers (7.9 million) and Fox’s dramas by 5.5 million viewers (7.3 million).  Christina Milian was the fourth celebrity dancer to be eliminated from the competition this season.  Dancing was up 5% week to week among Adults 18-49 to a 3-week high.  On average, ABC’s DWTS is up over the same point last season by 4% in Total Viewers and by 9% in Adults 18-49.


Castle 10-11pm (11.1 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49):  Building on its lead-in at 10pm in Adults 18-49 (+5%), ABC’s Castle surged 16% week to week to match a season highIn addition, the ABC drama spiked 42% in Adults 18-34 over the prior week to earn a 2-year high – since 10/17/11.  Castle was up 10% over its year-ago telecast (2.0/5 on 10/15/12) in Adults 18-49 and is also up 10% season to date (L+SD).


  • Juan

    Go Castle, it has never been a buzzy show, or critical darling, or ratings monsters but it is one of the most steady shows on tv ratings wise. It’s a great show with one of the most loyal fan bases. I’m really happy for it

  • grey

    Amen, Juan.

  • Alli

    ABC is being very misleading here. I knew something didn’t seem right, so I checked the numbers here. DWTS runs two seasons a year, and last season week five they had a 2.2 in the demo. They are bragging the show is up slightly when really it’s down slightly. Maybe they’re just being sloppy because the numbers aren’t really giving them much to brag about. They’re still getting clobbered by The Voice.

    Either way, ABC already admitted All Stars was a failure and now it’s been a full year and the ratings in the demo haven’t moved much. They’re still failing. Kind of shocking that there haven’t been major shake ups there beyond trimming out the results show.

  • It’s funny

    @Alli, everyone tends to compare year-to-year ratings, though DWTS and The Voice have had season-to-season comparisons as well. Still, I think the comparison still holds if they were citing Oct. 2012 ratings.

  • Judy912

    I am one happy viewer of CASTLE! Though I realize ‘Blacklist’ is a bit hit with the prime age demo group, it’s CASTLE that floats my boat. Nothing but pure entertainment value without the graphic violence some current hit shows display. Call me old fashioned if you like, but I’ll take CASTLE any day over many of the other ‘dramas’ currently broadcast on television today! BRING IT ON CASTLE!!!

  • Matt

    Castle is a ratings monster when it comes to viewership. It is ABC’s most watched scripted program and is one of the steadiest shows on TV.

  • Matt

    It is ABC’s only show to consistently garner over 10 million viewers every week. And has superbly impressive retention.

  • MattyD

    nice for castle

  • Scott

    Yea Castle is one of the best shows on tv and I am a huge fan and just know that once that whole Fed arc was over the rating with go up and boy did they ever and I feel will keep going up and up .

  • WUBITA74

    Castle have the best fandom, loyal, intelligent, informed and specially respectful of the Castle Team, the fandom is very appreciative of the efforts Master AM does to keep the show interesting and fun and that’s why they rewarded him and the Castle Team with an steady viewership.


    Please ABC make it a 1001 episode….
    dost matter to us if Stana is not WITH Nathan, as long as Kate is With Rick We will MAKE SPACE ON THE DANCE FLOOR FOR THEM TO MAKE A GOOD DANCE!!!

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