Castle‘s noteworthy Season 8 premiere, Part 2, drew 6.7 million total viewers and a 1.2 rating on Monday night (per football-adjusted finals), matching last week’s series lows.
TVLine readers gave the episode an average grade of “C+.”
Opening ABC’s night, Dancing With the Stars (11 mil/1.6) was down two tenths in the demo week-to-week.
FOX | Gotham (4.7 mil/1.6) was steady, while Minority Report (2.6 mil/0.9) slipped 13 and 18 percent from its debut.
NBC | The Voice (12.1 mil/3.4) dipped just a bit week-to-week, while Blindspot (9.1 mil/2.6) slipped 14 and 16 percent from its debut (yet still easily won the 10 o’clock hour).
CBS | Big Bang (15.2 mil/3.8), Life in Pieces (8.7mil/1.9) and Scorpion (9.5 mil/1.7) each dropped a good 20 percent in the demo, with Scorpion hitting a series low. NCIS: LA (7.7 mil/1.2) was steady.
THE CW | Penn & Teller (1.4 mil/0.4), Whose Line (1.3 mil/0.4) and Significant Mother (770K/0.2) each ticked up.