Dancing With the Stars may have stumbled a bit with its latest spring opener, but that didn’t keep Castle‘s soap-flavored episode from — here it comes, right down Broadway — cleaning up in the ratings department.
No, Castle dominated the 10 o’clock hour with season highs in both total viewers (with 12.7 million of ’em) and in the demos (scoring a 3.3 rating, up 18 percent from its last fresh ep).
As for the aforementioned DWTS, it averaged 22.27 million total viewers and a 5.2 rating, which is down 6 and 18 percent, respectively, from its year ago season premiere. ABC will note, though, that the show delivered one million more viewers than with its September 2010 opener, so…. noted.
Elsewhere this Monday:
8/7c | House placed second behind DWTS, delivering 9.3 million viewers and a 3.4 rating, down a bit week-to-week. How I Met Your Mother‘s John Lithgow visit drew shy of 8 million viewers, but was down 15 percent in the demo, to a 2.9. Chuck shed 13 percent of its audience (4.32 mil) and dipped 3 percent in the demo to a new series low of 1.5. Frown.
9/8c | Placing third behind DWTS and CBS’ Two and a Half Men repeat/fresh Mike & Molly, The Chicago Code copped 6.3 million viewers (down 12 percent) and a 1.9 rating (on par with last week). The Event was down a smidgen, to barely 4 million viewers and a 1.2.
10/9c | Trailing Castle, Hawaii Five-0 drew 9.8 million viewers and a 2.9 rating (up 4 percent), while Harry’s Law dropped double digits to an audience of 8.2 mil and a series-low 1.6 rating.
What were you watching this Monday?