ABC was #1 in 18-34


ABCBased on Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings: With The Bachelor and Castle on the rise, ABC delivered its top rated Monday among Adults 18-49 with regular programming since November 19, 2012. ABC ranked #1 on the night with Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 (2nd week in a row) and Women 18-49.

Building for the 2nd straight week in Adults 18-49 (+4%), ABC’s The Bachelor beat NBC’s The Biggest Loser 14 in head-to-head competition from 8–10pm.  The ABC unscripted series continued to lead its time slot among its core audience of Women 18-34 and stood as Monday’s #1 series for the 3rd straight week.  The Bachelor hit season highs across all key Adult demos (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54).  In fact, the show delivered 16-month highs for ABC in the 2-hour time period in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34 – since 9/19/11.

During the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s Castle more than doubled the audience of NBC’s Deception (+141%) and led by increasing margins with key Adults: AD18-49 (+54%) and AD25-54 (+73%).   Castle ranked #1 in its slot with Adults 18-34 and all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).  Gaining 5% week to week in Adults 18-49, Castle equaled its highest rating since October – since 10/29/12.  In addition, the ABC drama earned the series’ best Adult 18-34 rating in nearly 1 year – since 2/27/12.