‘Castle’ & Becket enters the world of Ex-Cons, Escorts


Monday at 10p, look out – “Love Me Dead” — The murder of an Assistant District Attorney thrusts Castle and Beckett into the world of ex-cons and escorts.

But when Castle’s desire to help a vulnerable call girl endangers the case, Beckett is forced to decide between honoring promises and putting a killer behind bars.

Matters are complicated even further when Castle’s daughter shares a potentially explosive secret with Beckett instead of her father, on “Castle,” this MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

Ratings review from last Monday: Castle (10-11pm):  earned second place in the 10 o’clock hour to CBS’ original CSI: Miami, beating out NBC’s original Jay Leno Monday finale by 5.2 million viewers (9.5 million vs. 4.3 million) and by 108% in Adults 18-49 (2.5/7 vs. 1.2/3). 

On average season to date, Castle is growing its time period year to year for ABC by 1.2 million viewers, over the same nights last year.

Castle also attracts an advertiser-coveted Upscale audience, with an annual median income of $68,000 for its Adult 18-49 audience (among the highest on broadcast television) and pulling in 22% higher ratings than the norm in homes with $100k+ annual income (index of 122).    

One of TV’s biggest gainers in the 10 o’clock hour this season, ABC’s Castle is generating substantial increases over its first-reported numbers through DVR playback, picking up an average 1.8 million viewers and an additional 6-tenths of an Adult 18-49 rating point (+25%) from the initially reported Live + Same Day Numbers to the Live + 7 Day DVR finals. 

(source: ABC)

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