ABC’s Castle closed out its eight-season run on Monday with 7.8 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating, rising 16 percent and two tenths week-to-week to deliver season highs. Versus its previous finale, Castle was down just 7 percent and a tenth.
TVLine readers gave the closure-y series ender an average grade of “B-,” while Season 8 as a whole merited a “C+.”
Opening ABC’s night, Dancing With the Stars (11.5 mil/1.8) ticked up.
Over on CBS, Mike & Molly’s final two episodes averaged 8 mil/1.5, down a tick from last week’s double pump. Its second half hour drew a season-high audience of 8.3 mil, but was down three tenths (1.6) from its previous finale. The Odd Couple (5.7 mil/1.3) was steady, while Person of Interest (5.3 mil/0.9) dipped week-to-week.
Elsewhere in the ratings:
NBC | The Voice (9.4 mil/2.1) and Blindspot (5.4 mil/1.3) were steady in the demo week-to-week, though the latter drew its smallest audience to date.
FOX | Gotham (3.8 mil/1.3) rose a tenth, Houdini & Doyle (2.5 mil/0.6) was steady.
THE CW | Reign (820K/0.3) and Jane the Virgin (950K/0.4) both ticked up, though the latter was down 23 percent and a tenth from its previous finale.