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