ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars' Outdraws NBC's 'Voice' to Lead Monday

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November 5th, 2013


via press release:

ABC Monday Prime 8-11pm (13.6 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49): ABC stood as Monday’s most-watched network, outdrawing NBC for the 2nd week in a row (13.6 million vs. 11.2 million) by increasing margins week to week.  ABC’s Dancing drew a larger audience than The Voice for the 2nd week running (14.4 million vs. 11.6 million) to lead the night, and Castle outdrew Blacklist for the 4th consecutive week (11.9 million vs. 10.3 million) as Monday’s most-watched scripted series.  The Net was up week to week to deliver a season high in viewers and a 6-week high in young adults (since 9/23/13).


Please Note:  ABC’s Monday lineup was preempted in Milwaukee and Green Bay for local NFL coverage (1.07% of the U.S.).

DWTS 8-10pm (14.4 million and 2.1/5 in AD18-49):  ABC’s Dancing with the Stars finished as Monday’s most-watched entertainment show for the 2nd consecutive week, widening its winning margin from the prior week over The Voice (14.4 million vs. 11.6 million).   Also in its time period, Dancing outdrew CBS’ 2-hour comedy block by over 6 million viewers (8.3 million).  Brant Daugherty was eliminated this week.  Growing week to week in Total Viewers, Dancing drew its biggest audience in 7 weeks – since its season premiere on 9/16/13.


Castle 10-11pm (11.9 million and 2.4/7 in AD18-49):  For the 4th week in a row, ABC’s Castle outdrew NBC’s Blacklist (11.9 million vs. 10.3 million) as the top series in the 10 o’clock hour and as Monday’s most-watched scripted program overallBuilding for the 2nd week in viewers and young adults, Castle hit season highs with its best performance since May 2012 (since 5/7/12). In addition, Castle was up over its year-ago telecast (10.0 million and 1.9/5 on 11/5/12) in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.


  • Nathan

    Lol, really ABC?

  • David

    Abc has been dominating this november, it has been strong for them, obviously NBC beat them in demo, but their viewership is up there

  • chrissy

    cher brought the star power last night…. wow!!

  • Samunto

    Do you work for ABC? November just started 4days ago!

    ABC’s PR never fails to impress!

  • Cameron

    In the UK, ABC would be classed as number one in the ratings as it had the most viewers. It’s weird how a show with a high youth demo and tiny ratings is seen as a success but a shows with a large total number of viewers is seen as a failure.

  • David

    @samunto I meant November so far

  • Juan

    I really hope castle is only adjusted down one tenth and still sets a new high. If not 2 tenth so it’s still up from last week.


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  • Whitney K.

    Though I miss the two show a week format, single night show a bit rushed, especially at the end…takes all the drama out of elimination night, I’m a devoted fan. Cher was a breath of fresh air…guest judges every now and then spices things up. Paula Abdul and J Lo, who’s been in the audience supporting Leah, would be great guest judges too. DWTS is a juggernaut that I hope continues for many more years…short term aim for 20 seasons and beyond!

  • Jenna O’Neil


    I have never watched Dancing with the Stars but did last night to see Cher. Wow, I loved the show and will watch it again. CHER was great and so CHER!!! Her beat has been going on for 50 Years!!!!

    Cher was fun and a true STAR!!!!!!!

  • Laura

    I think this has to do with DWTS having stars that are… actual stars this season or at least more relevant this season and known.
    I know I watch for Corbin, Elizabeth, Amber, and I was watching for Snookie/Nicole as well. So yeah. Good for them!

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