With DWTS: All Stars and Castle, ABC came in as Monday's most-watched TV network, running ahead of the pack for the 9th straight week this season. On the night, ABC outdrew NBC by 3.5 million viewers (The Voice/Revolution), CBS by 4.4 million viewers (HIMYM/Two and a Half Men/2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly/Hawaii Five-0) and Fox by 7.8 million viewers (Bones/The Mob Doctor). Additionally in Adults 18-49, ABC once again dominated Fox on the evening, leading by 57%.
Building in viewers and young adults from its first hour to its second hour, the season's penultimate Monday installment of Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars earned first in its time slot and registered as the most-watched TV series for the 7th straight Monday, outdrawing NBC's The Voice in head-to-head competition by a season-best 3.6 million viewers. In addition, ABC's Dancing outdelivered Fox's dramas in the 2-hour time period by 64% with Adults 18-49.
DWTS grew over the previous week by 10% in Adults 18-49 and equaled a season high in Total Viewers.
In the 10pm hour, ABC's Castle finished as Monday's most-watched scripted TV program in its 8th consecutive telecast and topped its slot by wide margins, beating CBS' Hawaii Five-0 by 1.7 million viewers and NBC's Revolution by a season-best 3.5 million viewers. The ABC drama finished #1 in the hour with Women 25-54, beating Hawaii Five-0 by 9% and Revolution by 15%.
Castle was up week to week in viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+5%) to post its best numbers in 3 weeks - since 10/29/12.