The Monday night Nielsen ratings are in new scripted episodes on the broadcast networks competing with THE VOICE and DANCING WITH THE STARS. Below is a roundup of April 16 ratings reports we have so far.
ABC’s CASTLE won the 10 o’clock hour by impressive margins in Total Viewers and key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54) to stand as Monday’s most-watched scripted show overall.
In the hour, ABC’s CASTLE beat out NBC’s first-run SMASH by 5.5 million viewers (11.5 million vs. 6.0 million), by a best-yet 39% in Adults 25-54 (3.2/8 vs. 2.3/5) and by a best-yet 16% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/6 vs. 1.9/5). “Castle” also qualified was Monday’s No. 1 drama with viewers and key Adults (AD18-49/AD25-54), outdelivering Fox’s BONES and HOUSE, as well as NBC’s SMASH.
From TV Guide:
SMASH (5.9 million, 1.9) slumped to a series low. Still, that was enough for NBC to win the coveted demo with a 3.1 average.
GOSSIP GIRL 1.1 million (0.6)
HART OF DIXIE 1.3 million (0.6)