via press note:
ABC Monday Prime (8-11pm – 12.7 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49): ABC finished as Monday’s most-watched TV network for the 5th week running, outdrawing runner-up NBC by 18% (12.7 million vs. 10.8 million). In addition, the Net took 2nd on the night in Adults 18-49 (2.1/6), beating Fox with Bones and 24: Live Another Day by 17% (1.8/5) and CBS’ lineup by 62% (1.3/4). ABC was the only net up over the prior Monday, as Dancing and Castle spiked week-to-week in Adults 18-49, surging 16% and 25%, respectively. ABC’s Dancing with the Stars semi-finals was the night’s most-watched TV program overall.
Dancing with the Stars (8-10pm – 13.8 million and 2.2/6 in AD18-49): From 8-10pm, ABC’s DWTS stood as the night’s most-watched TV series for the 9th week in a row, topping NBC’s The Voice head to head by 2.9 million viewers (13.8 vs. 10.9 million).
- Dancing grew week to week in viewers (+5%) and young adults (+16%). In addition, DWTS was up over the same night last year (05/13/13) in Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%), building year to year for the 6th time in its last 7 telecasts.
Castle (10-11pm – 10.4 million and 2.0/6 in AD18-49): During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s season finale of Castle shot up week to week in Total Viewers (+16%) and Adults 18-49 (+25%), equaling a 14-week high with young adults – since 2/3/14. The ABC drama ranked #1 in the hour with Adults 18-34 (tie) and Women 18-34, posting its best numbers since November – since 11/4/13.
- On average this season, Castle was up in Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+4%), marking the series’ most-watched season overall.