ABC's 'The Bachelor' getting closer to finale wins Monday


ABC earned first place on Monday evening in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, leading for the 2nd straight week in the key young adult sales demo.  In addition, the Net finished #1 on Monday for the 6th week in a row across all key Women demographics (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). 

Growing for the 2nd week in a row, ABC produced its strongest Monday in 14 weeks among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 – since 11/22/10.  The Net equaled a 5-month Monday high with Adults 18-34 – since 9/27/10. 

Hitting season-highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC’s The Bachelor won its 8-10pm time slot for the 2nd week running, beating out CBS’ second-place comedy block by 1.1 million viewers and by 6% in young adults.  

In addition, The Bachelor led its 2-hour time period among Adults 18-34 for the 5th consecutive week and registered as Monday’s #1 TV series overall with key Women (W18-34/W18-49) for the 9th week in a row.  The 12th-season cast of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars was announced during the second hour of The Bachelor. 

ABC’s Castle won the 10 o’clock hour Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.  ABC’s Castle defeated NBC’s original Harry’s Law by best-ever margins in Total Viewers (+11%) and 56% in Adults 18-49 (+56%). In addition, the ABC drama won the hour with Women 18-34 for its 6th straight airing.  Also worth noting, Castle grew from its lead-in across all key Men (M18-34/M18-49/M25-54).

Building by 1.1 million viewers and by 8% in Adults 18-49 over the prior week with its 2nd straight week of gains, ABC’s Castle drew its biggest audience since the beginning of November and posted its highest young adult number since the end of October – since 11/8/10 and 10/25/10, respectively.

(source: ABC)