Castle: Ratings for the 2011-2012 TV Season

Castle ratingsHere are the TV ratings for the Castle series. Mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) both aids and annoys NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) and her team as they investigate crimes. The fourth season of Castle typically airs Monday nights at 10pm on the ABC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Castle is going to be cancelled or renewed for season five. Check out our ABC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

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Season four final averages: 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.71 million total viewers.

Episode 04-23: Monday, 05/07/12
2.4 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 12.36 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.33 in the demo with 10.71 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-22: Monday, 04/30/12
2.3 in the demo (+10% episode-to-episode change) with 11.08 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.32 in the demo with 10.64 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-21: Monday, 04/16/12
2.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 11.23 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.32 in the demo with 10.62 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-20: Monday, 04/02/12
2.1 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 11.69 million; tied for second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.34 in the demo with 10.59 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-19: Monday, 03/26/12
2.3 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 11.87 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.35 in the demo with 10.53 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-18: Monday, 03/19/12
2.3 in the demo (+10% episode-to-episode change) with 11.52 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.35 in the demo with 10.45 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-17: Monday, 02/27/12
2.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 9.10 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.35 in the demo with 10.39 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-16: Monday, 02/20/12
2.1 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 9.73 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.37 in the demo with 10.47 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 18 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-15: Monday, 02/13/12
2.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 8.86 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.39 in the demo with 10.52 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-14: Monday, 02/06/12
2.0 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 8.70 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.41 in the demo with 10.64 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-13: Monday, 01/23/12
2.1 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 10.05 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.45 in the demo with 10.79 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-12: Monday, 01/16/12
2.2 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 9.41 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.48 in the demo with 10.85 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-11: Monday, 01/09/12
2.3 in the demo (+15% episode-to-episode change) with 9.76 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.50 in the demo with 10.98 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-10: Monday, 12/05/11
2.0 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change) with 8.12 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.52 in the demo with 11.10 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-09: Monday, 11/21/11
2.3 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 10.85 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.58 in the demo with 11.43 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-08: Monday, 11/07/11
2.4 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 11.07 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.61 in the demo with 11.51 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-07: Monday, 10/31/11
2.7 in the demo (+13% episode-to-episode change) with 12.58 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.64 in the demo with 11.57 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 15 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-06: Monday, 10/24/11
2.4 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 10.8 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.63 in the demo with 11.40 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 14 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-05: Monday, 10/17/11
2.5 in the demo (+19% episode-to-episode change) with 11.23 million; second in the timeslot.
Demo average rank: #9 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).
Season average: 2.7 in the demo with 11.52 million.

Episode 04-04: Monday, 10/10/11
2.1 in the demo (-16% episode-to-episode change) with 10.23 million; third in the timeslot (House on FOX was delayed until 10pm and was in second place.)
Demo average rank: #8 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).
Season average: 2.7 in the demo with 11.59 million.

Episode 04-03: Monday, 10/3/11
2.5 in the demo (-19% episode-to-episode change) with 11.18 million. It was second in the timeslot, beaten by Hawaii Five-0.
Current demo rank: #9 of 12 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).
Season average: 2.9 in the demo with 12.04 million.

Episode 04-02: Monday, 9/26/11
Episode two was down slightly to a 3.1 in the demographic and 11.67 million viewers. It was in second place for the timeslot and outperformed last year’s episode by 10%. One wonders how much better the show would be doing if Dancing with the Stars was having a better season.
Season average: 3.2 demo with 12.48 million.

Episode 04-01: Monday, 9/19/11
The drama had a healthy kick-off to the season with a 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 13.28 million viewers. Year-to-year, it was up by 19% in the demo (2.7) and 24% in total viewership (10.70 million). It was a close second to the premiere of Hawaii Five-0 on CBS which likely got a boost from the return of Two and a Half Men. This was Castle’s best season premiere and nearly matched the show’s series high record (a 3.3 rating for the season three finale).


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.67 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Castle TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?

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  1. Connie says

    There are so few “great” tv shows out there anymore. You have a winning cast, crew, writers and story line and it has nothing to do with it’s time slot after DWTS. I don’t watch it – but at 8:59pm, I am glued to my set for THIS show. I also watch it online – especially when I need a pick-me-up after a long, hard day. Not renewing Castle (for several seasons at the very least) would be sheer insanity on ABC’s part. Mr. Fillion, Ms. Katic and the rest of this wonderful cast deserve to bask in this spotlight they have created for ABC. They would also be wise to remember that losing this show and it’s 11+ million weekly viewers will not only come back to bite them in the butt – but in their profits – and standing with this show’s fans/supporters as well.

  2. Demetreos Callinicos says

    Are you kidding! “Castle” is the best show on ABC. Why even think of not renewing.

  3. Susan says

    Definitely needs to be renewed for a 5th season. Castle is one of my favorite shows…love the chemistry between all of the characters!

  4. Chad says

    Easily the best show on TV. The cast and crew do an amazing job and I have not seen chemistry like this in many other shows. This one is big on my list next to Spartacus. Don’t make the same mistake they made with Firefly.

  5. Alex says

    I watch Castle because of Stana, period! She’s dreamy! However, since I work late, I watch it on abc.com, do the ratings capture online hits?

  6. Terry says

    I love Castle! Please don’t cancel it. One of the best shows on TV! I look forward to Mondays because of Castle.

  7. Kat says

    I don’t watch Dancing with the Stars, but considering Castle starts immediately after it, not giving viewers any time to change the channel, it’s fair to wonder if it’d be doing better if DwtS was doing better. Oh well. Castle’s the best thing on ABC currently, so I hope they stick with it.

  8. Caskett81 says

    Currently, one of the best shows on TV. ABC would be cursing themselves, if they decide not to continue Castle.

    The best show, the best cast, the best crew and above all the bet writer and his muse.

    Go Castle.