Castle: Season Five Ratings

Castle TV show ratingsThe competition for ratings on Monday nights is getting tougher and Castle’s ratings were already on the decline last season. Will it survive to see a sixth season or will it be cancelled after more than 100 episodes? Stay tuned.

The fifth season of Castle typically airs Monday nights at 10pm on the ABC network. The cast includes Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Jon Huertas, Molly Quinn, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Seamus Dever, Susan Sullivan, and Tamala Jones.

Below are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Castle is going to be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season.

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Final season averages: 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.18 million total viewers.

Episode 05-24: Monday, 05/13/13
2.1 in the demo (+5% change) with 11.16 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.04 in the demo with 10.18 million.

UPDATE: ABC has renewed this show for a sixth season for 2013-14.

Episode 05-23: Monday, 05/06/13
2.0 in the demo (0% change) with 10.84 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.04 in the demo with 10.18 million.

Episode 05-22: Monday, 04/29/13
2.0 in the demo (-13% change) with 10.53 million (-11% change).
Season averages: 2.04 in the demo with 10.15 million.

Episode 05-21: Monday, 04/22/13
2.3 in the demo (+15% change) with 11.76 million (+16% change).
Season averages: 2.04 in the demo with 10.13 million.

Episode 05-20: Monday, 04/15/13
2.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 10.18 million (-14% change).
Season averages: 2.03 in the demo with 10.05 million.

Episode 05-19: Monday, 04/01/13
2.2 in the demo (+5% change) with 11.79 million (+12% change).
Season averages: 2.03 in the demo with 10.05 million.

Episode 05-18: Monday, 03/25/13
2.1 in the demo (-5% change) with 10.57 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 2.02 in the demo with 9.95 million.

Episode 05-17: Monday, 03/18/13
2.2 in the demo (-4% change) with 11.26 million (+5% change).
Season averages: 2.02 in the demo with 9.91 million.

Episode 05-16: Monday, 02/25/13
2.3 in the demo (0% change) with 10.77 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 2.01 in the demo with 9.83 million.

Episode 05-15: Monday, 02/18/13
2.3 in the demo (+15% change) with 9.85 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 1.99 in the demo with 9.76 million.

Episode 05-14: Monday, 02/11/13
2.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 8.97 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 1.96 in the demo with 9.76 million.

Episode 05-13: Monday, 02/04/13
1.8 in the demo (-10% change) with 8.89 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 1.96 in the demo with 9.82 million.

Episode 05-12: Monday, 01/21/13
2.0 in the demo (+5% change) with 8.82 million (-4% change).
Season averages: 1.98 in the demo with 9.90 million.

Episode 05-11: Monday, 01/14/13
1.9 in the demo (0% change) with 9.14 million (+6% change).
Season averages: 1.97 in the demo with 9.99 million.

ABC TV show ratingsEpisode 05-10: Monday, 01/07/13
1.9 in the demo (+12% change) with 8.66 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.98 in the demo with 10.08 million.

Episode 05-09: Monday, 12/03/12
1.7 in the demo (-15% change) with 8.50 million (-18% change).
Season averages: 1.99 in the demo with 10.24 million.

Episode 05-08: Monday, 11/19/12
2.0 in the demo (+5% change) with 10.36 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.02 in the demo with 10.46 million.

Episode 05-07: Monday, 11/12/12
1.9 in the demo (0% change) with 10.07 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 2.03 in the demo with 10.47 million.

Episode 05-06: Monday, 11/05/12
1.9 in the demo (-14% change) with 10.02 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 2.05 in the demo with 10.54 million.

Episode 05-05: Monday, 10/29/12
2.2 in the demo (+10% change) with 10.84 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.08 in the demo with 10.64 million.

Episode 05-04: Monday, 10/15/12
2.0 in the demo (-9% change) with 10.94 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.05 in the demo with 10.59 million.

Episode 05-03: Monday, 10/08/12
2.2 in the demo (+16% change) with 10.61 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 2.07 in the demo with 10.47 million.

Episode 05-02: Monday, 10/01/12
1.9 in the demo (-10% change) with 10.35 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 2.00 in the demo with 10.40 million.

Episode 05-01: Monday, 09/24/12
2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.45 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.10 in the demo with 10.45 million.

Year-to-year, the Castle debut was down by 34% in the demo (vs a 3.2 rating) and down by 21% in viewers (vs 13.28 million). It was the lowest demo since April 2012 and the lowest viewership since February 2012.


Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.71 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 still like the Castle TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season?

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273 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Rita says

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RENEW THIS SHOW!!!!
    With all the ‘other stuff’ going on in the USA, Superstorm Sandy (for starters) that still has millions out of electric – how can you even think viewership is ‘down’ – can’t watch if they can’t get to a TV, internet, etc…. Then all the flooding and major storms this past 6+ months, come on, viewship is only down due to mother nature’s wrath – so PLEASE DON”T MAKE THE REST OF US SUFFER – the others will be back as electic and homes are restored…

  2. Lynn Schuler says

    you have an amazing cast which makes the series stand out on its own, I love the chemistry between Castle and Beckett, and your writers seem to know just when to spice it up. That’s what I love about this show and why I can hardly wait for Monday nights to roll around again, so please don’t cancel this show I would love to see more than just a six season, and how far you can take Castle and Becketts relationship.

  3. blake says

    I love the show shows very good please don’t cancel continue on the 6th season it touches my heart when I watch the show keep on the show is very amazing I read it six stars the highest 510 stars if there was such a number

  4. Mar says

    Let’s keep the show….a soft murder mystery with romance and humor…..soooooo tired of “reality shows”….or dancing and singing that drag on for weeks….

  5. Heather Andrews says

    I do not want you to cancel Castle. I am 33 and I love Nathan Fillian.I look forward to the show every week and watch reruns over and over.

  6. Lloyd says

    Have been a big Castle fan since I discovered the show during season 2. I do find myself losing interest as the show seems creatively stale. Don’t expect the series to last more than one more season (if it gets renewed).

  7. CastleFan says

    Castle is one of my favorite shows on television and currently out of all the shows I watch, probably the one I have enjoyed the most this tv season. Everything about the show is perfect and the cast is spectacular. Like others have said I’ve got all my fingers crossed for a season 6 as they simply can’t cancel it after season 5. That would be a disservice to the fans of this wonderful tv show. I’m anxiously waiting news to hear if it’s been renewed and until then, I will be enjoying the last 3 episodes of season 5. Here’s to 100 more Castle episodes. (Hopefully many more than that!)

  8. Olga Petrova says

    Please don’t cancel Castle. It is one of the best shows to ever exist on earth. It’s everything a brilliant show would have. I’m like literally glued to my bed when I watch Castle. Castle makes me feel life and happy. The chemistry between each character is amazing, the actors do a fantastic job, the writers do a brilliant job too. All the stories that they write are phenomenal. Please don’t end Castle, I will not survive as there are still so many stories to be told in Castle and to end on season 5 is just not right!! Castle like the only show I watch, I don’t watch anything else except this show. I can never get my eyes of the screen when Castle is on. Castle is the only reason why I look forward to Mondays so much! Words can hardly describe how spectacular this show is, the actors, the writes and of course the stories. I think that cancelling this show would be a huge mistake. There’s just so much more stories to be told, so much secrets about each of the characters to told and so much much more. Castle is literally the only show that is real and worth watching and has got everything an amazing show should have unlike others. It has everything in one, Romance, Comedy, Action, Mystery, Drama, Crime etc. Castle always brings joy and laughter when I watch it, It always cheers me up and as each day, week, month and year goes by Castle just gets better and better every time and this without a doubt has been the BEST season out of the previous 4. It has so much chemistries between each character, the relationships that they have is tremendous!! This show is just too special not to be renewed and all the actors, writers, producers and directors are all also amazing and special and I am honoured to be a fan of this such huge, amazing, tremendous, extremely awesome, spectacular (Castle’s word) EPIC show!! Please please pleaaaaaase renew Castle for season 6. It deserves to be on TV for another couple of years!!!

    All the best and hoping for the magic of Castle renewal!! Fingers crossed and praying for a season 6!

    Looking forward to the last 3 episodes of Castle as season 5 truly by far has definitely been the best season with each episode just rising and rising each time to a high level of awesomeness. Castle is like heaven!! Each episode on season 5 just gets better and better and I have no doubt that the last 3 episodes will be fabulous, out of this world, marvellous, remarkable, fantastic, amazing, tremendous, awesome, beautiful, intense, touching, heart warming, sensational, terrific, superb and of course the last of all EPIC (in the words of our beloved Richard Castle S5E19)

    Olga x

  9. Debbie says

    Castle is my favorite show, I can’t get enough of it, I don’t miss an episode, I can’t wait for monday nights to watch Castle.

  10. Merian says

    Almost caught up to the 5th season. I can’t get enough of this show. I love the chemistry between all the actors, especially between Nathan Fallon and Stana Katic. Keep the show going please.

  11. Cat says

    Just started watching Castle a couple months ago … really enjoy this fresh approach ! Nothing else quite like it on the tube … hope it will see a sixth season for sure :)

    Best wishes

    C

  12. Jan Presnell says

    I just got into Castle a couple months ago and have been ordering past seasons so I can catch up. Love it and will be SO disappointed if it is cancelled!!

  13. blake says

    I love the show the shows amazing please keep it going on for the 6th season I would be happy to have it on and I’ll look for more to it and the fans agree we would be happy

  14. Scott says

    New to Castle and have watched TNT reruns. Stana Katic is the most beautiful woman on TV. Show is worth just to see closeups on her face.

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