ABC’s “Castle” Hits a Season High as Monday’s Top Scripted Show for the 4th Week Running
Early info on ABC’s Monday, ahead of the regular press release.
DWTS and Castle boosted ABC to the front of the pack on Monday for the 4th straight week this season, topping each half-hour and outdrawing runner-up NBC by 1.1 million viewers (The Voice/Revolution), CBS by 4.4 million viewers (HIMYM/Partners/2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly/Hawaii Five-0) and Fox by 7.8 million viewers (2012 MLB National League Championship). In addition among Adults 18-49, ABC paced well ahead of Fox’s post-season baseball coverage on the night.
· Gaining week to week, ABC drew its biggest audience on the night since season-premiere Monday (9/24/12).
Growing steadily in each half-hour against strong competition, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars finished as Monday’s most-watched TV series for the 2nd week running and outdrew NBC’s The Voice in head-to-head competition in the time period by 5%. In addition, the ABC unscripted series beat out Fox’s MLB Playoffs in the slot by 62% in Adults 18-49.
Monday’s most-watched scripted TV show for the 4th week in a row, ABC’s Castle topped the 10 o’clock hour by sizeable margins, beating out NBC’s Revolution by 2.1 million viewers and CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 by 2.5 million viewers. In addition, the ABC drama ranked as the #2 series in the hour with Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.
· Building its audience for the 2nd week in a row, Castle scored its most-watched telecast this season.