ABC is Monday’s Non-Sports Leader; ‘The Bachelor’ is the Number 1 Series in Adults 18-49 & ‘Castle’ the Top Series in Viewers

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The Bachelor February 17

via press note:

ABC Monday Prime (8-11pm – 7.7 million and 2.0/5 in AD18-49): With The Bachelor and Castle, ABC finished as Monday’s #1 non-sports network for the 2nd week in a row in Total Viewers (7.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.0/5).  Posting strong advantages over its competition, ABC’s The Bachelor was once again Monday’s #1 regular TV program in Adults 18-49.  At 10pm, ABC’s Castle stood as the night’s most-watched TV series overall and as the top-rated scripted show in Adults 18-49 (tie).


  • The Network grew week to week by 1.3 million viewers and by 5% in Adults 18-49.


The Bachelor (8-10pm – 7.6 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49):  Topping its non-sports competition in each half-hour from 8-10pm against the Olympics, ABC’s The Bachelor beat out Fox’s original dramas (Almost Human/The Following) in the 2-hour time period by wide margins in Total Viewers (+46% – 7.6 million vs. 5.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+29% – 2.2/6 vs. 1.7/4).


Castle (10-11pm – 7.8 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49):  During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Castle was the dominant #1 series, beating CBS’ Intelligence by 37% in Total Viewers (7.8 million vs. 5.7 million) and by 42% in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5 vs. 1.2/3).


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