or


[04/17/12 - 09:02 AM]
ABC's "DWTS" is Monday's Most-Watched Show and "Castle" is the Top Scripted Program
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, April 16.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "DWTS" is Monday's Most-Watched Show and "Castle" is the Top Scripted Program

Some early info on ABC's Monday, ahead of the regular press release.

Driven by another strong turnout for DWTS and Castle, ABC stood as Monday's most-watched TV net for the 5th week running, outdrawing NBC by 6.1 million viewers, CBS by 6.6 million viewers and more than doubling the audience of Fox (+133%). In addition among Adults 18-49, ABC defeated Fox's original drama lineup (Bones/House) by 30% and nearly tied CBS on the night.

· ABC grew week to week in viewers (+12%) and young adults (+8%), while increasing its overall audience by 6% from the year-ago evening.

Once again finishing as Monday's most-watched TV program, ABC's Dancing with the Stars soared to the top its 2-hour time slot for the 5th straight week, beating out runner-up NBC's The Voice in head-to-head competition by 6.4 million viewers. The ABC unscripted series dominated Fox's combo of Bones and House in Adults 18-49 by 40%. In addition, the broad-appealing dancing competition ranked #1 in the slot with Women 25-54, while taking second with Women 18-49 and making ABC the #2 broadcaster with Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.

ABC's Castle won the 10 o'clock hour by impressive margins in Total Viewers and key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54) to stand as Monday's most-watched scripted show overall. In the hour, ABC's Castle beat out NBC's first-run Smash by 5.4 million viewers, by a best-yet 39% in Adults 25-54 and by a best-yet 16% in Adults 18-49. In fact, Castle also qualified was Monday's #1 drama with viewers and key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54), outdelivering Fox's Bones and House, as well as NBC's Smash.

· ABC's Castle was up over its last original telecast two weeks ago among Adults 18-49 (+5%).

Quick Take for Monday, April 16, 2012 (Fast Affiliate Live+ Same Day Ratings)

ABC is Monday's Most-Watched Net for the 5th Week in a Row

Monday's No. 1 Program in Total Viewers, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Leads its 2-Hour Time Slot for the 5th Consecutive Week

ABC's "Castle" Wins at 10pm in Total Viewers and Key Adults, Leading NBC's "Smash" by Best-Yet Margins in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

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

Driven by another strong turnout for "DWTS" and "Castle," ABC (14.7 million) stood as Monday's most-watched TV net for the 5th week running, outdrawing NBC by 6.1 million viewers (8.6 million), CBS by 6.6 million viewers (8.1 million) and more than doubling the audience of Fox (+133% - 6.3 million). In addition among Adults 18-49, ABC (2.6/7) defeated Fox's original drama lineup (2.0/5 - "Bones"/"House") by 30% and nearly tied CBS (2.7/7) on the night.

· ABC grew week to week in viewers (+12%) and young adults (+8%), while increasing its overall audience by 6% from the year-ago evening (13.9 million on 4/18/11).

"Dancing with the Stars" (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

Once again finishing as Monday's most-watched TV program, ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" soared to the top its 2-hour time slot for the 5th straight week, beating out runner-up NBC's "The Voice" in head-to-head competition by 6.4 million viewers (16.3 million vs. 9.9 million). The ABC unscripted series dominated Fox's combo of "Bones" and "House" in Adults 18-49 by 40% (2.8/7 vs. 2.0/5). In addition, the broad-appealing dancing competition ranked No. 1 in the slot with Women 25-54 (5.8/13), while taking second with Women 18-49 (3.9/10) and making ABC the No. 2 broadcaster with Teens 12-17 (1.4/5) and Kids 2-11 (1.4/5).

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

ABC's "Castle" won the 10 o'clock hour by impressive margins in Total Viewers and key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54) to stand as Monday's most-watched scripted show overall. In the hour, ABC's "Castle" beat out NBC's first-run "Smash" by 5.5 million viewers (11.5 million vs. 6.0 million), by a best-yet 39% in Adults 25-54 (3.2/8 vs. 2.3/5) and by a best-yet 16% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6 vs. 1.9/5). "Castle" also qualified was Monday's No. 1 drama with viewers and key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54), outdelivering Fox's "Bones" and "House," as well as NBC's "Smash."

· ABC's "Castle" was up over its last original telecast two weeks ago among Adults 18-49 (+5% - 2.1/5 on 4/2/12).

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 43% currently, from 40% at the same point in 2011. 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), 4/16/12.





  [april 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BONES (FOX)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· SMASH (NBC)
· VOICE, THE (NBC)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[07/01/16 - 09:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Rises in Latest Victory for CBS
The Eye wins the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/30/16 - 08:37 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demo Race with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night among adults 18-49 while NBC is the most-watched network.

[06/29/16 - 12:28 PM]
Golf Channel Posts Most-Watched Second Quarter Ever
Golf Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/29/16 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Once Again Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock wins the night in adults 18-49 as well as total viewers.

[06/28/16 - 03:42 PM]
OWN Delivers 2Q 2016 Primetime Growth and Most-Watched Week in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/16 - 12:16 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Most Recent Original Premiere Marks 4th Consecutive Week with Top HH-Rated Movie of the Week
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.

[06/28/16 - 11:18 AM]
All Eyes Were on the 2016 "BET Awards" as 7.2mm Total Viewers Tuned in Across 12 Viacom Networks for the Premiere Telecast on Sunday, June 26
BET spins the numbers for Sunday, June 26.

[06/28/16 - 09:06 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "American Ninja Warrior" Hold Onto Top Spot
The Peacock leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/27/16 - 01:44 PM]
ESPN Films' "O.J.: Made in America" Seen by More than 35 Million People
ESPN spins the numbers for the series to date.

[06/27/16 - 12:48 PM]
TV One's June 14 Episode of Docu-Series "Rickey Smiley for Real" Is Most Watched Episode of the Series Among Key Demos
TV One further spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 14.

[06/27/16 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" Lineup Opens on Top
The Alphabet's "$100,000 Pyramid" leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with NBC
The Alphabet's "In an Instant" and the Peacock's "U.S. Olympic Trials" coverage lead the night among adults 18-49.

[06/26/16 - 08:47 AM]
NBC Ties for the Saturday Primetime Win as Men's Gymnastics Scores a 7-Week Slot High
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, June 25.

[06/25/16 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Demo Race
ABC, NBC and CBS all finish within a few ticks among adults 18-49.

[06/25/16 - 08:27 AM]
Women's Gymnastics Championship Grows 80% Vs. Year-Ago Saturday Telecast
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 24.