Featuring Dancing with the Stars and Castle, ABC qualified as the most-watched TV network on Monday for the 2nd week in a row, topping CBS by 1.6 million viewers (HIMYM/2 Broke Girls/Two and a Half Men/Mike & Molly/Hawaii Five-0), Fox by 5.6 million viewers (2-hour series debut of Terra Nova) and NBC by 10.4 million viewers (2-hour The Sing Off/The Playboy Club).
Among Adults 18-49, ABC outdelivered Fox’s prime with its highly-promoted 2-hour debut of Terra Nova and more than doubled NBC’s delivery (+107%).
Growing its audience from its first hour to its second hour against CBS’ Two and a Half Men-fueled comedy block from 8-10pm, Dancing with the Stars once again made ABC the most-watched net in its time period, outdrawing CBS by 2.0 million viewers. Head to head among Adults 18-49, ABC’s DWTS defeated Fox’s 2-hour Terra Nova debut by 10% and NBC’s The Sing Off by 94%.
For the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s Castle stood as the most-watched TV show in the 10 o’clock hour, besting CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 (+7%) and more than tripling NBC’s The Playboy Club (+205%).
The ABC drama once again doubled The Playboy Club with Adults 18-49 (+123%). In addition, Castle registered as the #1 series in the hour for the 2nd week running with Adults 18-34 and across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).
In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC’s Castle was up over it year-ago performance on the evening.