'Dancing With the Stars' wins Monday for ABC


With Dancing and Castle, ABC led the Monday pack in Total Viewers for the 4th week in a row, outdrawing CBS by 4.0 million viewers (HIMYM/2 Broke Girls/Two and a Half Men/Mike & Molly/Hawaii Five-0), Fox by 6.5 million viewers (MLB ALCS Game 2 – Detroit vs. Texas) and NBC by 11.3 million viewers (2-hour The Sing Off/Prime Suspect). 

Gaining audience throughout its broadcast against CBS’ Two and a Half Men-led comedy block and Fox’s Major League Baseball Playoffs from 8-10pm, Dancing with the Stars made ABC the top draw in its time slot for the 4th consecutive week, topping CBS’ comedies (+5.2 million), Fox’s baseball (+8.4 million) and NBC’s The Sing Off (+12.7 million).  In addition, ABC’s broad-appealing dancing performance show earned second place in the slot with young adults, W18-34 and W18-49, while ranking #1 with W25-54.  Head to head against its unscripted competition in the 2-hour time slot, ABC’s Dancing outdelivered NBC’s The Sing Off by a wide margin in Adults 18-49 (+121%). 

Topping CBS’ Two and a Half Men for the first time this season, ABC’s DWTS stood as the Monday’s most-watched broadcast.

For the 4th time in as many weeks this season, ABC’s Castle stood as the most-watched scripted TV program during Monday’s 10pm hour, leading CBS’ Hawaii Five-0. 

ABC’s Castle grew its overall audience from the same night last year, gaining viewers year to year for its 4th consecutive telecast this season.

Please Note:  ABC was pre-empted in Detroit for local coverage of ESPN’s Monday Night Football game (Lions-Bears), so the Fast Affiliate numbers are subject to change once the National ratings are issued this afternoon.

(source; ABC)