'Dancing With the Stars' takes Monday win for ABC


Featuring Dancing with the Stars and Castle, ABC once again qualified as Monday’s most-watched TV network, topping CBS by a season-best 4.0 million viewers (HIMYM/2 Broke Girls/Two and a Half Men/Mike & Molly/Hawaii Five-0), Fox by 7.3 million viewers (Terra Nova/House) and NBC by 11.7 million viewers (The Sing Off/Prime Suspect).  Among Adults 18-49, ABC beat out Fox’s line up by 3% and NBC’s line up by 131%.  ABC stood as Monday’s #1 net in Total Viewers for the 5th week in a row,  

ABC’s grew week to week in viewers (+6%) and young adults (+11%), generating its largest audience on the night since season-premiere Monday (on 9/19/11).

Picking up audience throughout its telecast against CBS’ Two and a Half Men-led comedy block, Dancing with the Stars made ABC the top draw overall in its time slot for the 5th straight week, while finishing #2 in Adults 18-49 with a 10% advantage over Fox’s dramas and doubling NBC’s The Sing Off (+100%). ABC’s Dancing stood as Monday’s most-watched TV show for the 2nd week in a row.

Building its viewer count for the 2nd week in a row (+4%) and gaining week to week with Adults 18-49 (+7%), DWTS generated its most-watched telecast in 4 weeks – since its season opener.  

For the 5th  week running this season, ABC’s Castle registered as the most-watched scripted show in Monday’s 10 o’clock hour.  In addition, ABC’s Castle was the evening’s most-watched drama telecast overall, pacing ahead of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 (+6%), Fox’s House (+37%) and Fox’s Terra Nova (+44%).

Building week to week in Total Viewers (+13%) and Adults 18-49 (+24%), Castle marked its strongest results in 3 weeks – since 9/26/11.

Castle rose over its year-ago telecast, increasing its overall audience year to year for the 4th time in 5 tries this season.

(source; ABC)