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. Joy says

    I love Castle and look forward each week to the next episode. The banter between the characters is fun and appealing to watch. Great writing!! One of the best show on TV! Should NOT be canceled! Love the way the relationship between Castle and Beckett has developed.

  2. Claudia says

    PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL…………… WE NEED NICE SHOWS LIKE THIS….

    TOO MUCH TRASH ON TV.

    THIS ONE IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JOAN says

      PLEASE DON’T CANCEL THIS SHOW, I LOVE WATCHING IT EACH WEEK AND CAN’T WAIT UNTIL IT COMES BACK SOON.

      • Doug says

        Th best show with an equally fantastic cast. It’s funny, dramatic,well acted with multiple not single story lines. If you watch it , you’ll love it !

  3. Jean Livingstone says

    Please do not cancel Castle, It is one of the best cop shows on TV, mystery comedy romance it has it all, the cast of Castle ,Beckett, Esposito and Ryan work so well togetheit would be a shame to spoil outr enjoyment

  4. Angel Ralston says

    Please don’t cancel…and if I’m too late…please reinstate this show……I love it and look forward for even the reruns to play

  5. Pat says

    This is the only series I watched. Will not even look for a substitute. It had everything I wanted – mystery, suspense, romance, comedy. And the gore was over quickly in the beginning.

  6. Doug Allbon says

    The best show on tv . I’ve bought all 5 seasons . Season 6 has been excellent. No other show matches it for its characters,plots and interaction between the entire cast. It’s definitely a show that works. Looking forward to Season 7 etc.

  7. says

    Watching castle with my wife n kids , have become a great family time to be together n try to figure out the exciting twist to revealing the case. Turns and curves that makes it fun to view this show . The family time has been worth it , funny , mysteries, n , clearly a wait to see what happens next. Thanx for all the family times we had and will have watching Castle

  8. Judy says

    Please DO NOT CANCEL CASTLE, it is one of the best shows on TV, I even go to on demand TNT to see the reruns over and over again.

  9. Barbara says

    Shellie has definitely got it right! Extremely well written, humor and drama alike. Primary and secondary characters all contribute to a sterling final product. Above all, the clever humor has kept it a cut above the other mystery shows. The casting is so well done. Thank you, ABC, so much for keeping our favorite show on the air!

  10. Geetu says

    I love this show so much!! There has to be a season 6!!! Viewers would want to know what is Kate’s decision and how her new job would be like!

  11. trudy says

    I love Castle. Please don’t cancel one of the more enjoyable television shows on t.v. Aside from all the reality shows there isn’t much to look foward to watch anymore. Please don’t take away this great show and these great cast of actors. I really look forwrd to my Monday nights with Nathan and Stana.

  12. Shellie says

    I love, love, love this show!! Please don’t cancel this show! Castle is my favorite show on television right now. I love the characters and situations. I love the dialogue and writing! This show needs to stay on tv!!!! Please, please, please!!!

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