ABC Earns Season Highs on Monday

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November 19th, 2013


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.

  • Matt

    yeah due to MNF…

  • grey

    [eye roll] Really, ABC? Don’t you think you should wait for the final numbers? I mean, who is this press release for when all the entities that matter (i.e. the advertisers, etc.) know that the final numbers aren’t in yet? Geeze. ???

  • Douglas from Brazil

    ABC is afraid to finish number 4 behind NBC,they desperately don’t know what to do.Its entire line-up is another NBC mess.

  • starship

    Only at ABC would they send out a press release about majorly inflated shows…

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    NOTE: Last night’s Monday Night Football game (Patriots/Panthers) was simulcast on the ABC affiliates in Boston and Charlotte. As a result, ABC numbers may be inflated and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals

  • Matt M.

    I hope you all realize that last time ABC was football inflated, DWTS and Castle were only adjusted down 2 tenths. So the adjustments probably won’t be that major.

  • Judy912

    I am hoping the CASTLE’s final numbers will not go down too much.

  • It’s funny

    I really can’t believe they even published this press release. It seems pathetic.

  • grey

    @Matt M.

    Well, as I’m sure you now know the adjustment down this time was 3 tenths! And that is major.

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