ABC's DANCING is Up in Ratings, is Monday's Most Social Series

ABC's DANCING is Up in Ratings, is Monday's Most Social Series

With the 17th season premiere of DWTS and an encore Castle, ABC was Monday's most-watched TV network with its biggest audience on the night since 3/18/13. In addition among Adults 18-49, ABC's Dancing premiere beat out its competition from 8-10pm, leading Fox's season premieres (Bones/Sleepy Hollow) in the 2-hour time period by 14% and NBC's originals (Million Second Quiz/American Ninja Warrior season finale) by 146%.

Building steadily throughout its opener and growing year over year, ABC's Dancing with the Stars ranked as Monday's most-watched TV show, drawing the biggest audience for any TV series telecast since 5/14/13. Dancing was up from its year-ago season opener by 15% in Total Viewers and by 28% in Adults 18-49, marking the show's strongest telecast since March 18, 2013.

Social Activity: DWTS was the #1 most social series on television last night with 230,243 tweets (up +137% vs. last year's premiere on 9/24/12, which delivered 97,166 tweets). DWTS dominated the competition, outperforming the premiere of Fox's Sleepy Hollow by +283% (60,110 tweets) and CBS' finale of Under the Dome by +611% (32,363 tweets).

During the 10pm hour, one week before its season premiere, ABC's Castle delivered its most-watched repeat telecast since April 2010 (4/26/10)