ABC's CASTLE Premiere Grows Year to Year
On season premiere Monday, ABC finished as the 2nd-most-watched TV network, leading CBS by 4.4 million viewers and FOX 5.1 million viewers.
Growing year to year for the 2nd week in a row, ABC's Dancing with the Stars was up over its second telecast last fall by 1.0 million viewers and by 10% in Adults 18-49.
During the 10pm hour, ABC's season premiere of Castle beat CBS' debut of Hostages by 4.0 million viewers and by 22% in Adults 18-49. Castle grew over its year-ago season premiere by 10% in Total Viewers and by 5% in Adults 18-49.
In addition, the show was up over its last season's finale in viewers (+3%) and young adults (+5%) to deliver its best numbers since April - since 4/22/13. A big gainer via TV playback, Castle's numbers shot up last season by 3.6 million viewers and by 50% in Adults 18-49 from Live + Same Day to Live + 7 Day.