ABC Earns Season Highs on Monday


via press release:

ABC Monday Prime 8-11pm (13.7 million and 2.3/6 in AD18-49): ABC was Monday’s most-watched broadcaster for the 3rd week in a row (13.7 million). ABC’s Dancing once again delivered more viewers than NBC’s The Voice (14.5 million vs. 10.5 million) to lead by its biggest margin this season.  In addition among Adults 18-49, ABC (2.3/6) tied Fox on the night and beat CBS (2.0/5).  ABC’s Castle (12.0 million) stood as the night’s most-watched scripted TV show for the 5th time in its last 6 telecasts and outdrew its drama competition on the evening by wide margins, including Monday premiere of Fox’s Almost Human (6.6 million), Sleepy Hollow (7.1 million) and CBS’ Hostages (4.5 million).


·         The Network posted Monday season-highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 (tie).


Please Note:  ABC’s Monday line-up was pre-empted in Boston and Charlotte for local NFL coverage (3.1%).


DWTS 8-10pm (14.5 million and 2.3/6 in AD18-49):  Building its numbers in the semi-finals, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars was Monday’s most-watched entertainment show for the 4th week in a row. Leah Remini was the next celebrity dancer eliminated this season. Growing week to week in Total Viewers (+15%) and Adults 18-49 (+35%), DWTS drew its biggest audience since its season premiere and hit an 8-week high with young adults – since 9/16/13 and 9/23/13, respectively.


Castle 10-11pm (12.0 million and 2.3/6 in AD18-49):  During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Castle stood as the most-watched show, topping the final hour of NBC’s The Voice (12.0 million vs. 10.2 million).  Castle was up week to week to season highs in Total Viewers (+19%) and Adults 18-49 (+15%), with its biggest audience since May 2012 and its best young adult number since April 2013 – since 5/7/12 and 4/22/13, respectively.

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