via press release:

ABC Monday Prime (8-11pm – 6.5 million and 1.6/4 in AD18-49): Opposite ESPN’s record-setting College Football National Championship game (Ohio State-Oregon), ABC was the #1 non-sports network on Monday in Adults 18-49 (1.6/4), beating NBC original lineup by 14% (Celebrity Apprentice/State of Affairs =1.4/4).  

The Bachelor (8-10pm – 6.4 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49): From 8-10pm, ABC’s The Bachelor beat NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice head-to-head by 10% in Total Viewers (6.4 million vs. 5.8 million) and tied in Adults 18-49 (1.7/5).  In addition, the ABC unscripted series more than doubled Celebrity Apprentice in the 2-hour slot with Adults 18-34 (+113% – 1.7/6 vs. 0.8/3).   


The Bachelor ranked as Monday’s #1 TV series in Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49).



Castle (10-11pm – 6.8 million and 1.4/4 in AD18-49):   Returning to original for the first time in 4 weeks (since 12/8/14), ABC’s Castle was the #1 series during the 10pm hour, beating NBC’s original State of Affairs by best-ever margins of 89% in Total Viewers (6.8 million vs. 3.6 million) and 75% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 vs. 0.8/2). Castle held steady with its most recent original in Adults 18-49.

Posted by:Steve Baron

VP/Digital for TV station ownership group; Dad to young twins, runner, skier & spend a lot of times in airplanes.

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