ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ & ‘Castle’ Grow for the Network’s Most-Watched Monday in 8 Months
via press note:
ABC Monday Prime 8-11pm (13.3 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49): ABC was Monday’s most-watched broadcaster for the 4th week in a row (13.3 million), topping runner-up NBC by 20% (11.1 million). ABC’s Dancing continued to draw more viewers than NBC’s The Voice (14.2 million vs. 11.3 million), holding a 2.9 million viewer advantage (biggest advantage this season in head-to-head competition). In addition, ABC tied for #2 on the night in Adults 18-49. ABC’s Castle was the night’s most-watched scripted TV show for the 6th time in its last 7 telecasts, topping NBC’s Blacklist (11.4 million vs. 10.8 million).
- Building for the 2nd week in a row, ABC marked its most-watched Monday in 8 months and equaled its best young adult number since season-premiere Monday – since 3/18/13 and 9/23/13, respectively.
DWTS 8-10pm (14.2 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49): Building its numbers on night 1 of its 2-night finale, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars was Monday’s most-watched entertainment show for the 5th week in a row. Bill Engvall was the next celebrity dancer eliminated from the competition. Growing week to week in Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%), DWTS drew its biggest audience since its season premiere and scored a 9-week high with young adults – since 9/16/13 and 9/23/13, respectively. Season to date, Dancing is up 4% in Adults 18-49.
Castle 10-11pm (11.4 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49): During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s winter finale of Castle stood as the most-watched TV show, leading Blacklist by 6% (11.4 million vs. 10.8 million). Castle was up week to week in Total Viewers (+5%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%), with its biggest audience since its season opener 9 weeks ago on 9/23/13. Season to date, Castle is up 15% in Adults 18-49.