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. betty says

    please please please renew castle i have never loved a show as much as i do castle i record all the reruns on tnt and can’t wait for monday nights please don’t cancel

  2. Penny says

    WE JUST LOVE THIS SHOW. Our family watches every week and we pvr old episodes. Love the cast and the humor, and the anticipation of where these characters are going. Always interesting….. PLEASE RENEW FOR THE NEXT SEASON.

  3. Castlekit says

    I regularly watch only three shows, Castle is one of them. Although I don’t think this season was as strong as previous seasons, I still think it’s an excellent series and I make sure to catch every episode. By the way, I usually loathe episodes that are mainly made up of clips of other episodes, but the recent episode “Still” is a huge exception to that–I thought it was brilliantly done.

  4. Joda Solomon says

    I’m not always happy with Castle’s (or Kate’s character). When he angrily pushed her in the closet, she should have stood her ground. The intruder was Castle’s mother, who would have been delighted with the turn of events.
    And get rid of Kate’s beige pantsuit, please.
    And Castle, too many times, acts too insensitive, without a redeeming counteraction. And could someone please advise the writers of some synonyms for “sweet.” Anyone?
    Sometimes I think the best charactes on the show are anyone but Castle and Kate, who often have clever and revealing scenes and extraordinary acting support for Caskett.

  5. Kmo says

    Please renew Castle I just love this show Is there a better way to let the network know how much I love this show?

  6. vicki says

    There isn’t a lot of entertaining shows on television anymore! I hope that you decide to keep the show! And I hope that beckett picks rick over her career! Otherwise the show will not be the same! I also hope that one day castle and beckett do get married and live happily ever after! Like it should be! Don’t cancel! Let Castle and Beckett live on please!

  7. Glenda Shearman says

    PLASE. PLEASE. PEASE RENEW CASTLE! It is the BEST show on tv and this has been the best season so far! I have been a huge fan of this show since day 1 and I love, love, love this show! There isn’t a show on tv like this! I cant wait to see season6 and I pray that it will be renewed! Thanks, ABC!

  8. Manager1 says

    Castle, deserves to play on, it’s one of the most enjoyable, interesting shows on Television. The entire cast, as a team, reflects everything that can be done when everyone works together. Simply put, have never missed an episode.

  9. satcitykitty says

    At least leave the show on for one more season so we can see how Kate and Rick’s relationship really plays out.

  10. Denise says

    We have three favorite shows only one of them is on ABC and that is Castle. Castle is the best thing on ABC . How could they possibly think of not having a 6th Season
    Please dont make me leave ABC

  11. Patty French says

    PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL THIS SHOW! I LOVE IT. GOOD CAST–GOOD SCRIPTS–LOTS OF ACTION–AND I LOVE THE HUMOR!!!!!

  12. Aly says

    We love love love Castle!!! We are early30’s and just found out about it this season & bought seasons 1-5 on Itunes download! Please have Season 6! What is the rush in Caskett relationship?! It took 4 seasons of Castle waiting for her and all of a sudden she is in a hurry for his commitment?! I question the direction they are taking Beckett, but it is interesting! I cannot wait to see Season 6!! It is the only show we watch really & love all the characters & problem solving & wit & love story! So much fun both huaband & wife enjoy!!!

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