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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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Anonymous December 10, 2012 at 10:35 am

Castle is the best show on primetime right now! Please do not cancel this terrific show. The chemistry of Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic is unmatched. I look forward to watching this show on Mondays. It’s not the same when it’s not on. All the cast are great and have such chemistry and you can see how they thoroughly enjoy each other with their playfulness. It’ll be a sad day when this show end! Caskett’s please watch, watch, watch and boost the ratings of our favorite show!!!

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Anonymous December 9, 2012 at 1:12 am

Castle is the most entertaining crime fighting show on TV. The chemistry between the two main stars is fabulous, and the dialogue is excellent. It appeals to people my age (baby boomers) and those my daughter’s age (twenties). I hope it won’t be cancelled.

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Bonnie December 5, 2012 at 10:05 pm

This is a GTEAT show. I love it, love it, love it. Everything about it is entertaining. It is sooooo well written, something that is almost impossible to find in this day of garbage TV. Please don’t cancel it. I absolutely agree with Jami.
Nathan Fillion’s Firefly got canceled and look at the fan base still watching the the episodes. What a mistake it was when it got cancelled. Someone really screwed up on that one. Please don’t make that mistake with Castle.

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Allydale December 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm

PLEASE DON’T CANCEL THIS WONDERFUL, GREAT, FABULOUS, TERRIFIC SERIES! Great dialogue, wonderful cast — good story lines and plots. Good grief! I’m taping every episode in case you make a horrible decision! I never miss an episode. How can you even think about taking “Castle” away from fans like I am?! Please!!!

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Allydale December 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Please don’t cancel this series! It’s wonderful! Great Nathan Fillion and other cast members — love the dialogue and everything about it . Why do you schedule it on Monday nights!????? I’m rewatching as many as possible on TNT’s marathons , and waiting impatiently to know that there will be another season, and more and more , of “Castle.”
Wake up, ABC! There are people other than Monday football fans — Castle MUST remain, and why not try another night? I use my DVR to tape every episode, wherever and whenever it appears on any station.

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BH Lee December 5, 2012 at 5:47 am

Castle is my favorite series at the moment. Everything else is just not worth my staying up after 10pm. Cancelling it will be a mistake as its popularity cannot be accurately gauged by viewership numbers as there are other ways of watching the show which should also be taken into account – think of the number who record and watch later and those who watch online. The chemistry between the 2 main characters is its main attraction; kudos to Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic.

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Gillian F. December 5, 2012 at 3:59 am

I have watched Castle from the very beginning, even to watching it a second time through as we wait for Season 5 to start. I agree wholeheartedly with the previous comments, to the extent I have even got my daughter to watch it as well. Following Castle’s romance with Becket and how Castle interacts with his daughter is one of my highlights for the week. Please do not cancel.

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caskett December 4, 2012 at 1:01 am

Castle is one of my best crime fighting show I’ve been watching from the start. Its a tough monday slot with football, but i think the show would have higher rating if it was a tuesday Wednesday or even thursday. I think they are just doing fine. Check your ratings again some people might miss the show but definitely watch it online the next day.at least i do. I definitely think castle have many more season at least 4 or more..its hard to keep a great show going but caskett are definitely here to stay for a long time.i love this show.

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Gail Saunders November 27, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I have loved this show from the night it aired. I think the ratings dropped because of Kate’s hunt for her mother’s killer. It wasn’t real. I don’t want the show to end. It’s light in an array of programs on all channels that’s dark. I live for Castle’s silly moments.
I am uneasy about the story line with him and Kate because since they’ve put them together, I don’t want them to be pulled apart – another dark story.

Don’t cancel the show.

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antonio marques November 26, 2012 at 9:51 pm

castle and an excellent series. I hope that many more series to come

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Jami November 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Castle, the LAST smart show with chemistry, drama, comedy, mystery and a devoted fan base! ABC you make THE WORST decisions! Castle needs to remain, it’s one of the few incredibly well casted and well written programs on TV with REAL actors and not crap reality programming!

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Eric F November 22, 2012 at 12:13 am

Concidering that the biggest Castle fan site is based in Austrailia, ABC (Which is owned by Disney I think) would be seriously remiss not to continue this series. It has a truly world wide audience. I bought seasons 1-4 on DVD and would have preferred Blu-Ray. I find it to be a smart, engaging show and it is literally the only TV show I plan to watch every week.

I agree that the Nielsen rating system needs to scrapped or updated to reflect people that re-watch shows via PVR or people who don’t have cable and only catch up online after it airs. Heck, if it helped, I’d build a PC just to continually play episodes online to drive up hits.

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Linda Stutting November 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Castle is one of my most favorite TV shows to watch. I looked forward to it every week. I do have to watch it “on demand” as it comes on too late for me to watch at it’s regular time, but I really do like the show.

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geri November 20, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I like this show a lot. The two main characters have such chemistry. A curios note, I saw an old Closer episode the other day that had Stana Katic in a guest appearance. She looks a lot deferent now, much softer. I wonder if anyone else has noticed.

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Anonymous November 20, 2012 at 6:44 am

Quero que a série Castle tenha a sexta temporada e outras é MARAVILHOSA!!!!!!!!!!

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