Castle Season 8 Ratings Cancelled Renewed

Ratings: Castle Steady as NCAA Championship Game Draws 18 Million

Bubble drama Castle‘s excellent, Espo-centric hour this Monday drew 6.4 million total viewers and a 1.1 demo rating (per finals), on par with last week while facing a nailbiter NCAA Championship game that amassed nearly 18 million viewers across TNT, TBS and truTV (down 37 percent from 2015).

Note: Prior to adjustment due to DWTS overrun/MLB preemptions, Castle had been eyeing Season 8 highs.

Opening ABC’s lineup, Dancing With the Stars did 11.7 mil and a 1.7, steady week-to-week.

The night’s only other fresh broadcast fare, The Voice (10.4 mil/2.5) slipped to Monday lows for this cycle, while Blindspot (5.5 mil/1.3) slipped 8 and 19 percent to series lows.

Because someone may wonder: CBS’ pair of Big Bang reruns did 6.7 mil/1.4 and 7.1 mil/1.6, compared to Supergirl‘s most recent 7.2 mil/1.7.

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23 Comments
  1. d4h8a15r16m23a42 says:

    Castle was pre-empted in Chicago for the Cubs game so expect downward adjustments.

  2. Kiki says:

    Do you have any data on whether Castle does better when following DWTS vs The Bachelor or Bachelorette?

  3. Kevin K says:

    Really hope Castle gets renewed for a proper “final season” and the Nathan Fillon led series has been up and down so far this year (fingers crossed).

  4. SassyAF28 says:

    guess smiley virus doesn’t work as a ratings ploy lol

  5. David4 says:

    Castle might have tied a season high, but those are some sad ratings and nothing to be proud of.

    • Boiler says:

      Yea we know you don’t like the show and these might be overstated BUT it is performing better in popularity/viewers live than many ABC dramas already renewed.

    • Ellen says:

      Do you look at network TV ratings? ABC’s season average for all their shows is 1.20 and 4.58 million viewers. It’s all relative.

  6. Waleed says:

    People probably tuned in again bc they thought caskett were back together. But we really didn’t see them. Writers still doesn’t really know what to do with them and how to build a couple story

    • Chad says:

      they are back together but it was made very clear from the sneak peeks that this episode was solely about Espo and his past– so why would we see a lot of Beckett and Castle? We barely saw Ryan and never saw Lanie but I don’t see people complaining about that. these last two episodes have been the best by far and it looks to only get better

  7. Emma says:

    It always does better when it’s not a solely Castle centric episode.

  8. Barbara says:

    I would like to know why ABC WOULD CANCEL CASTLE. Everyone I talk to watches it. Everytime there is a good show on TV they cancel it. I don’t even want to watch a new show anymore because they are cancellef.

    • Joe says:

      Let’s see the ratings are down , and it’d getting expensive to produce, the Stars may not to do it, it had a long run , you might get a final season, if they come to an agreement

  9. SayinIt says:

    Guess I’m not the only one who gave The Voice a pass until it become Miley-free

  10. kmw says:

    Hope Castle’s numbers stay there but I don’t know. Ouch for Blindspot.

  11. Fran says:

    Castle was great Monday ! We need another season!

  12. teri says:

    I am happy with those Castle ratings considering the game and the start of Major League Baseball. Castle has been very steady and I expect DVR +7 to be very good for those who were blacked out. ABC cannot deny that Castle is very steady and has an excellent fan base.

  13. mazel tov says:

    If this episode were placed somewhere in the first 5 or 6 seasons it would be mediocre at best. However given this season’s disaster it comes off as quite good.