‘The Bachelor’ Dominates ‘American Ninja Warrior’ + ‘Castle’ Grows

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via press release:

ABC Monday Prime (8-11pm – 8.2 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49): With The Bachelor and Castle, ABC finished as Monday’s #1 TV network in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 (tie), Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).


The Bachelor (8-10pm – 7.9 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49):  From 8-10pm, ABC’s The Bachelor dominated its unscripted competition in the 2-hour time period, beating NBC’s American Ninja Warrior by 2.3 million viewers (7.9 million vs. 5.6 million) and by 16% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6 vs. 1.9/5). The ABC unscripted series won its slot in Adults 18-34, stood was Monday’s #1 TV show in key Women (W18-34/W18-49) and was the night’s most social broadcast program with 173k tweets.  The Bachelor grew 5% over its year-ago telecast in Total Viewers (7.9 million vs. 7.5 million on 1/14/13).


Castle (10-11pm – 9.0 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49):  During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Castle beat out CBS’ time-period premiere of Intelligence by wide margins in Total Viewers (+48% – 9.0 million vs. 6.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+73% – 1.9/5 vs. 1.1/3).  The ABC drama ranked #1 in the hour with key Women (W18-34/W25-54).  Castle was up week to week in Total Viewers (+2%) and Adults 18-49 (+12%).

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