ABC tops Monday


Building on the night, ABC was Monday’s most-watched TV network and ranked #1 in Adults 18-49 (tied w/CBS).   In Adults 18-49, the Net earned a Monday season high with series programming on the night to its best number since March 26, 2012.

Earning season bests for the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s The Bachelor defeated NBC’s The Biggest Loser 14 by its biggest margins yet in Total Viewers (+64%) and Adults 18-49 (+43%).  Up week to week in Total Viewers (+8%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%), The Bachelor achieved new season highs with the franchise’s top non-finale numbers in nearly 2 years  – since 3/7/11.  Continuing to improve year to year, The Bachelor was up over the same night last year by 1.0 million viewers and by 20% in Adults 18-49.

ABC’s Castle won the 10 o’clock hour, beating CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 by 8% in Total Viewers and by 10% in Adults 18-49.  It was Monday’s most-watched drama overall.   Increasing 10% in Adults 18-49 and up for the 2nd week in a row, Castle equaled a season high.  The ABC drama posted a new season high with Adults 18-34 for the 2nd week running to its best number in nearly 1 year – since 2/27/12.