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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.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

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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{ 56 comments }

Lori January 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I NEED this show! It makes me smile every week cause I love cop shows, I love trying to figure out whodunit, I love the chemistry between the main characters, I love the entire cast and I would hate to have to say goodbye.

Susie I January 23, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I definitely want Castle to continue. It’s one of my favorite shows. I never miss it. I love all the characters and the way they interact with each other, as well as the interesting and clever story lines.

absolutely a castle fan January 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

i have enjoyed this show since episode 1 of season 1. i really appreciate them working with hulu.com; it was and still is a lifesaver since i’m on such a tight budget, and can often work late. i would love it to come to the 9:00 slot, but has been really handy coming on at ten here on the east coast; that way i have no distractions. nice!! i enjoy your crew of charactors and actors are just perfect. you have really done well with your casting, but i would like to see something a bit better in plot and stories. i enjoy them; no doubt about that, and i talk about this show everywhere i go, and share on facebook!! i just want to see more extradinary crimes and even more on traveling. i want the couple together, too….like every fan, but i would love to see some stumble and fall on the timing, failed attempts…and it would just have to be funny and unpreditable from both sides. i think beckett can use some fun!! take her to the beach for a case….love to see more of alexis and love for her to follow in beckett’s footsteps at some point, too. i don’t know how much my insight or opinons count, but either way i look forward to more of the shows, and wish them all much success!!! love love love castle!

nito January 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I love Castle. Hope this show is not cancelled. Lately every time I like a show it is cancelled. It is getting a little frustrating.

Joan Roffler January 16, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Love Castle. Watching it right now. It’s unique – not copy of anything else currently on air. Love the humor combined with crime solving. All actors are great, including his mother and daughter. Keep it on, please!

Carla Dougherty January 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Fantastic Show. Keep it going for the 5th season. Gives me a reason to watch regular TV.

Beatrice December 27, 2011 at 7:53 am

KEEP IT GOING!!!

J Robo December 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm

My favourite television series of all time. Keep it going.

Edward December 3, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Do you really think Lorre is going to forgive and forget.Not likely to much anger there .He probably has copyrite and control over hiring and firing.
Warner Bros.Doesn t want him either,so Charlie Is gone period

Bonnie December 2, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Castle is near the top of my favorite shows list. RENEW! Such a fun show it even hooked me into reading the Nikki Heat series!

Rachael November 26, 2011 at 2:23 pm

When is the earliest we would hear about renewal? Do we have to wait to the ABC Upfronts in May?

admin November 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Rachael » Hard to say. The upfronts will be the latest.

Melanie Conner November 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Castle should absolutely be renewed. We need many more shows like this.

Fan November 21, 2011 at 10:30 pm

I notice that ranking in demo and time slot are beginning to slip. What are the odds of castle being cancelled or renewed if they manage to maintain their position and viewership? The numbers don’t seem as strong as last season and I’m a little concerned. If they are in danger, what kind of improvements in rankings and viewers guarantee a renewal?

admin November 22, 2011 at 9:15 am

Fan » The shows at the top of the rankings are obviously safe, the ones at the bottom are in serious trouble. The middle ground is harder to judge. Castle is actually averaging about what it was doing last season. ABC owns the show so they have a vested interest in keeping it going. If the ratings continue as they are (or improve), I suspect it will get renewed for season five so they’ll have plenty of episodes for the syndication package (TNT already purchased the rights for seasons one and two). Unless things get better, I also think that will be the end. Time will tell!

ILLene7 November 12, 2011 at 7:51 am

Great showw!! Castle is such an addictive showw.. Loovee it!!

SEAL76 November 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

Great show. Keep it going.