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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.

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

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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DonaGuth November 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I love Castle! It’s one of the shows I love to watch!!! I also watch Revolution , Modern Family and the Mentalist! There isn’t that many shows I like to watch anymore! There is too many reality shows on television! What make this show good is the chemistry that the actors have. Harry’s Law was good too! I miss It!

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jo ann November 15, 2012 at 7:16 pm

I THINK CASTLE IS THE BEST SHOW ON TV. IT IS A SHOW YOU CAN WATCH WITH YOUR FAMILY. IT HAS A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING IN IT. THE CHEMISTRY OF THE LEADS IS THE BEST ON TV. WITH THE TECH. BEING WHAT IT IS TODAY ,IT IS SO HARD FOR THESE RATINGS COULD BE ACCURATE. THIS IS JUST PURE FUN AN ENTERTAINMENT. IF ABC TAKES IT OFF, I TO WILL LEAVE ABC.

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jo ann November 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I feel Castle is the best show on tv.It has alot of everything in it and the only show you can watch with a family. I don’t think the ratings are accurate with all the tech. out there.If they cancel I too will leave abc. If they look at the youtube videos of castle and look at the number of people who watch them, I think they would be surprised.

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Sharon November 15, 2012 at 11:30 am

ABC, please do not cancel this show. I think it is the best TV show on any of the networks. It has humor and a great cast along with good writers.

My one question to ABC, have you done your job in promoting this series. I am not normally a viewer of ABC and just found this series recently on TNT. Now I try to watch all the shows (even reruns) whether it is on ABC or TNT.

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a November 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Whether it “should” be cancelled is moot. Whether it WILL be cancelled, is probably. I’m predicting 1 of 2 things:

1. Cancellation after this season because the actors want too much money for a flailing show.
2. A Mid Season 6 cancellation when the ratings continue to tank.

Books probably can’t keep it afloat if it gets down to 1.5. They’ve already got syndication deals. They don’t need to make new shows.

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Georgia November 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Castle is one of the best shows on TV. There’s competition on Monday night, but Castle is our first choice and we record Rvolution. When will the powers that be wake up and get rid of the Nielsen rating system!!! With the modern technolofgy we have there’s no reason to use it!

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Kate November 12, 2012 at 12:02 am

I couldn’t agree more! Times are changing with Tivo, DVR, and online streaming. And we’re still using the same rating system?!

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Sally Laughlin November 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm

How can Nelsen get a REAL count on who’s watching what? I wasn’t contacted about liking or disliking Castle – nor any of my many, many relatives and friends. WE LOVE THIS SHOW!!!! We love what they have done in Season 5. It’s the best ever. The writing (great stuff), the characters – everything about the show – the humor – the stories – the chemistry between all the characters. What’s not to love?

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Carmen November 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

I love this show. it is the only one that I keep on my PVR and watch over and over again till the next episode. keep it coming. watch every episode live and record at the same time to watch over. Want a season 10 if possible!!

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Butterflykisses November 1, 2012 at 4:30 am

Of course it should be renewed! Awesome show, awesome cast! I completely missed this jewel until recently, and have been buying it season by season (The Finder is well worth paying for as well). As others have already praised all that needs praising, I’m just going to comment on something that should remain unchanged; Susan Sullivan’s gorgeous face! As soon as I showed my 40 plus husband one episode he immediately commented on how lovely and beautiful a woman looks who didn’t appear to start plastic surgery in her thirties. As his 13 year junior, I wholeheartedly agreed! How wonderfully refreshing it is to see a woman who doesn’t look like a distorted monster with trout pout. Please Ms. Sullivan, you are already a genuine beauty, and an amazing actress, please remain a role model for woman everywhere.

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Maria October 31, 2012 at 3:37 am

I hope Castle is renewed for a 6th season! I´m from Europe, and every monday I wake up to watch online (the 5th season only starts 7 Dec. on my country).
I know I don´t count in rating terms, but I know it´s a show watched around the world and hope the network takes that in consideration:)

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geri October 30, 2012 at 11:22 am

Good show. Good cast. I liked it a lot. I repeat myself by saying that I love my DVR, because I like Hawaii Five-O and Revolution too.

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Amy October 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Castle is the best tv show I’ve seen! They’re bringing back the humor to the show! If u cancel it I will stop watching ABC & switch elsewhere! You’d be crazy if the network let this one good show slip thru there hands!! Nielsen? Who cares what they think! Listen to the voices of the viewers!!! Leave Castle alone!!!!!

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Yaya October 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

The show is straying from its original style. Last season had too many dark episodes about the search for Beckett’s mom’s killer and not enough of the lighter episodes with the humor the show started out with.
If they go back to more of the light stuff, the show could go on a long time!

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LeighLee January 29, 2013 at 9:44 pm

The serious (I don’t see them as dark) episodes are my favorites. They’re what really sucked me in to the show. When I caught up on the entire series, I thought season 3 was when it REALLY started getting good. Didn’t care too much for season 1 at all.

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Barbara Dubour October 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

I LOVE Castle and hope the series is renewed for many more seasons. Det. Kate Beckett and Castle have THE BEST chemistry on TV!

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smartgirl October 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Castle is the only show I think is worth my time, and the only one on my DVR. It’s the best written procedural on TV, including cable. I’m an intelligent professional who cares about a story line, and have zero interest in reality shows. I’m not sure who Nelsen talks to, but not me!

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