ABC is Monday's Most-Watched Network; 'Castle' is Up in Adults 18-49

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January 21st, 2014

Castle January 20

via press note:

ABC Monday Prime (8-11pm – 8.2 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49): For the 2nd week in a row, ABC finished as Monday’s most-watched network overall and ranked #1 with Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).  Growing week to week in Adults 18-49 (+5%), the Net ran in a virtual tie for #1 on the night, pacing within 1-tenth of a rating point and tied in share with Fox and its 2-hour Sleepy Hollow finale (2.2/6 vs. 2.3/6).  ABC’s Castle was Monday’s most-watched drama (8.9 million), outdrawing NBC’s Blacklist (8.7 million) and Fox’s Sleepy Hollow closer (6.9 million).


The Bachelor (8-10pm – 7.8 million and 2.3/6 in AD18-49):  From 8-10pm, ABC’s The Bachelor once again dominated its unscripted competition in the 2-hour time period, beating NBC’s back to back episodes of Hollywood Game Night by 3.3 million viewers (7.8 million vs. 4.5 million) and by 64% in Adults 18-49 (2.3/6 vs. 1.4/4). For the 2nd straight week, the ABC unscripted series won its slot in Adults 18-34 and was Monday’s #1 TV show in key Women (W18-34/W18-49).  The Bachelor gained 1-tenth of a rating point from its week-ago Fast Affiliate Adult 18-49 rating.


Castle (10-11pm – 8.9 million and 2.0/6 in AD18-49):  During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Castle was the most-watched TV show overall and nearly caught NBC’s Blacklist in Adults 18-49 with its closest-ever finish (2.0/6 vs. 2.3/6).  In addition, the ABC drama also held the #1 position in the hour over Blacklist in Adults 18-34 and across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).  Castle was up for the 2nd consecutive week in Adults 18-49 (+5%) to deliver its highest number since November – since 11/25/13.



  • DenverDean

    ABC and NBC continue with “most watched network” PRs after YEARS of shading CBS. Funny how those numbers matter now. Oh, and since when did a 0.3 demo difference equate to “nearly caught.”

  • enri

    Nearly caught…nice pr spin

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Castle is a ratings fortress! :lol: :razz:

  • Judy912

    WAY TO GO CASTLE!! My family’s favorite series on TV! The chemistry between the CASTLE and Beckett is amazing! The writer’s are fantastic and really keep me coming back for more. Keep it coming!

  • bernie


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