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[08/16/11 - 08:58 AM]
ABC's "Bachelor Pad" is Up Year to Year by Double-Digit Percentages
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 15.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "Bachelor Pad" is Up Year to Year by Double-Digit Percentages

With the Bachelor Pad and a repeat airing of Castle, ABC took second place to Fox's all-original 8-10pm line-up on Monday night in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

· ABC increased its overall Monday audience year to year for the 2nd week in a row, rising 12% over the same night last year with an all-original schedule (8/16/10).

For the 2nd consecutive week, ABC's Bachelor Pad won its time period (8-10pm) and finished as the Monday's #1 TV show across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).

· Bachelor Pad surged over the same night last year by double-digit percentages with Total Viewers (+15%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%). In addition, the show built from its week-ago season opener by 11% with Men 18-34.

During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's repeat airing of Castle beat out NBC's repeat Harry's Law by 18% in Total Viewers and by 13% in Adults 18-49. Additionally, Castle ranked #1 against its CBS (Hawaii Five-0) and NBC (Harry's Law) competition with key Women (W18-34/W18-49).

· Castle hit a summer-high among Adults 18-49, posting its top summer number in nearly 1 year - since 8/18/10.

· The repeat ABC drama grew its hour year to year by 5% in Total Viewers, outdrawing original programming in the time period on the same night last year.

Quick Take for Monday, August 15, 2011 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

For the 2nd Week in a Row, ABC's "Bachelor Pad" Leads its Time Period and Stands as Monday's No. 1 Program Across All Key Women Demos

"Bachelor Pad" Improves on its Year-Ago Telecast in Total Viewers and Young Adults

ABC's "Castle" Tops NBC's "Harry's Law" in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, Hitting a Summer-High in the Key Young Adult Demo

Monday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)

With the "Bachelor Pad" and a repeat airing of "Castle," ABC took second place to Fox's all-original 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. lineup on Monday night in Total Viewers (5.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.7/5).

· ABC increased its overall Monday audience year to year for the 2nd week in a row, rising 12% over the same night last year with an all-original schedule (4.9 million on 8/16/10).

"Bachelor Pad" (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

For the 2nd consecutive week, ABC's "Bachelor Pad" won its time period (8:00 - 10:00 p.m.) and finished as Monday's No. 1 TV show across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).

· "Bachelor Pad" surged over the same night last year by double-digit percentages with Total Viewers (+15% - 6.3 million vs. 5.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (+11% - 2.1/6 vs. 1.9/6). In addition, the show built from its week-ago season opener by 11% in Men 18-34.

"Castle" (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

During the 10 o'clock hour, ABC's repeat airing of "Castle" beat out NBC's repeat "Harry's Law" by 18% in Total Viewers (3.9 million vs. 3.3 million) and by 13% in Adults 18-49 (0.9/3 vs. 0.8/2). Additionally, "Castle" ranked No. 1 against its CBS ("Hawaii Five-0") and NBC ("Harry's Law") competition with key Women (W18-34/W18-49).

· "Castle" hit a summer-high among Adults 18-49, posting its top summer number in nearly 1 year - since 8/18/10.

· The repeat ABC drama grew its hour year to year by 5% in Total Viewers, outdrawing original programming in the period on the same night last year (3.7 million with "Dating in the Dark").

A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 41% currently, from 37% at the same point in 2010. More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric, once those stats are released by Nielsen.

Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings), 8/15/11.





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· BACHELOR PAD, THE (ABC)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· HARRY'S LAW (NBC)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)











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