"Dancing" Hits a 4-Week Viewership High/"Castle" Tops "Blacklist" as Monday's Most-Watched Scripted Show
ABC Monday Prime 8-11pm (12.3 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49): ABC paced within 200k viewers of tying NBC for the viewership lead on Monday (12.3 million vs. 12.5 million) and delivered its most competitive finish this season. The Net topped CBS by 5.0 million viewers (7.3 million) and Fox by 6.9 million viewers (5.4 million). In addition, ABC outdelivered Fox on the night by 19% in Adults 18-49 (1.9/5 vs. 1.6/4).
DWTS 8-10pm (13.1 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49): ABC's Dancing with the Stars was the 2nd-most-watched entertainment show on Monday, coming within 2% NBC's The Voice (13.1 million vs. 13.4 million) on the night to mark its closest finish this season. Also in its time period, Dancing outdrew CBS' 2-hour comedy block by 5.1 million viewers (8.0 million). No celebrity was eliminated this week. ABC's DWTS grew its overall audience week to week (13.1 million vs. 13.0 million) to deliver its most-watched telecast in 4 weeks - since 9/23/13.
Castle 10-11pm (10.6 million and 1.9/5 in AD18-49): Ranking as the most-watched series during the 10 o'clock hour for the 2nd week in a row, Castle continued to draw a larger audience than NBC's Blacklist (10.64 million vs. 10.57 million) to stand as Monday's #1 scripted program.