Boosted by another strong turnout for Dancing with the Stars and Castle, ABC qualified as the Monday’s most-watched TV network for the 2nd week running, outdrawing runner-up NBC with The Voice and Smash by 5.8 million viewers. Finishing a strong #2 on the night in Adults 18-49, ABC beat Fox with the 2-hour season finale of Alcatraz by 93% and CBS’ encore line up by 53%.
The most-watched TV show on Monday for the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars topped its 2-hour time period by 5.8 million viewers over runner-up NBC’s The Voice in head-to-head competition. Among Adults 18-49, Dancing more than doubled the delivery of Fox’s 2-hour Alcatraz finale (+107%) in the time period.
- ABC’s Dancing exhibited strong retention of its week-earlier season premiere in Total Viewers (94%) and Adults 18-49 (89%).
ABC’s Castle won the 10 o’clock hour to stand as Monday’s #1 scripted TV show in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. ABC’s Castle beat out NBC’s Smash by its biggest-ever margins, topping the NBC drama by 5.8 million viewers and by 9% in Adults 18-49. The ABC drama also ranked #1 in the hour with Adults 25-54 for the 2nd consecutive week.
- In viewers and young adults, ABC’s Castle produced its strongest results since October – since 10/31/11.
- Continuing to build its audience year to year, Castle surged by 2.1 million viewers over its year-ago broadcast.