ABC's 'Castle' is Up 11 Percent in Adults 18-49 & is Monday's Top Gainer

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October 29th, 2013

Castle Get a Clue

via press note:

ABC Monday Prime 8-11pm (12.207 million and 2.0/5 in AD18-49): Opposite the World Series Game 5 on Fox, ABC’s Monday delivery grew 5% week to week in Adults  18-49ABC edged out NBC on the night for the first time this season in Total Viewers (12.207 million vs. 12.198 million) to rank as Monday’s most-watched non-sports net.  In fact, Dancing drew a larger audience than The Voice for the first time this season and Castle outdrew Blacklist as the night’s most-watched scripted show for 3rd consecutive week.

DWTS 8-10pm (12.972 million and 2.0/5 in AD18-49):  ABC’s Dancing with the Stars finished as Monday’s most-watched entertainment show, moving ahead of The Voice (12.972 million vs. 12.968 million).   Also in its time period, Dancing outdrew CBS’ 2-hour comedy block by 5.6 million viewers (7.4 million).  Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi was eliminated this week.  The show was up 1-tenth from its week-ago Fast Affiliate Adult 18-49 rating and even with its National number. On average, Dancing is up year to year in both Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%).


Castle 10-11pm (10.677 million and 2.1/5 in AD18-49):  Building on its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 10pm, ABC’s Castle was up 11% Adults 18-49 to stand as the biggest week-to-week broadcast series gainer.  For the 3rd week in a row, ABC’s Castle outdrew NBC’s Blacklist (10.677 million vs. 10.656 million) as top series in the 10 o’clock hour and as Monday’s most-watched scripted program overall.


  • Teri

    Congrats to Castle. More and more people are realizing what a fantastic show it is!

  • violet hour

    castle is the best and its a syndication beast it aint going anywhere

  • Judy912

    I have to admit that I never gave CASTLE a try until I caught the repeats on the TNT Network starting in Sept 2012 and now it’s my favorite program on television. I have bought the prior 5 Seasons on DVD and can’t seem to get enough of this series for it has everything I look for in entertainment…drama with a touch of comedy along with the great chemistry between it’s stars, Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic and an outstanding supporting cast besides the best writing staff on television!!! WAY TO GO CASTLE!!!

  • Matt

    Castle is ABC’s only drama to garner over 10 million viewers consistently every week. While it’s a modest 18-49 performer, and a MONSTER in total viewers, it is probably one of the most steadiest show on TV in all key demos and viewers. CASTLE also does extremely well in syndication. I can easily see ABC giving it a 2-season renewal at the end of this season.

  • grey

    Steady as she goes there “Castle,” steady as she goes.” :D

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