ABC'S CASTLE SCORES DOUBLE-DIGIT INCREASES TO STAND
AS MONDAY'S TOP SERIES (1/9)
ABC Beats CBS on Monday by 1.1 Million Viewers and by 5% in Adults 18-49
ABC’s “The Bachelor” is No. 1 in its Time Period and Stands as Monday’s
No. 1 Series Across All Key Women Demos
ABC’s “Castle” Finishes as the No. 1 Series at 10pm, Posting
Double-Digit Increases Over Its Most-Recent Original in Total Viewers
and Adults 18-49
Monday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)
Featuring “The Bachelor” and “Castle,” ABC led the network pack on
Monday, beating runner-up CBS by 1.1 million viewers (8.1 million vs.
7.0 million) and by 5% in Adults 18-49 (2.2/5 vs. 2.1/5).
ABC marked its most-watched Monday since November – since 11/21/11.
“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m.)
ABC’s “The Bachelor” ran a strong No. 2 against regular competition from
8:00-10:00 p.m. with Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, while finishing No.
1 among all key Women demographics (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54). In addition,
“The Bachelor” beat out its original unscripted competition on NBC
(“Who’s Still Standing?”/”Fear Factor”) during the 2-hour time period,
leading by 1.4 million viewers (7.2 million vs. 5.8 million) and by 16%
in Adults 18-49 (2.2/5 vs. 1.9/5). The ABC unscripted show was Monday’s
No. 1 TV series across the Women demos.
“Castle” (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Building on its lead-in, ABC’s “Castle” finished as the No. 1 regular
program during the 10 o’clock hour among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
to stand as Monday’s most-watched TV series overall. In the hour, the
ABC drama essentially tripled the delivery of NBC’s “Rock Center With
Brian Williams” in viewers (+216% - 9.8 million vs. 3.1 million) and
young adults (+188% - 2.3/6 vs. 0.8/2).
On its first original in 5 weeks (8.1 million and 2.0/5 on 12/5/11),
“Castle” jumped by double-digits over its last first-run telecast with
Total Viewers (+21%) and Adults 18-49 (+15%).
“Castle” rose over its performance on the same night last year by 8%
with viewers and by 10% with young adults (9.1 million and 2.1/5 on
A note about increasing DVR penetration and year-to-year rating
comparisons: Year-to-year rating comparisons based on the Live + Same
Day data stream are distorted by the level of DVR penetration in the
Nielsen sample, which has jumped up to 43% currently, from 38% at the
same point in 2011.
More viewers are watching shows on their own timetables, which may not
be reflected in the overnight next day numbers. The only truly valid
year-to-year comparison would be one based on the Live + 7 Day metric,
once those stats are released by Nielsen.
Source: The Nielsen Company (Fast Affiliate, Live + Same Day Ratings),
LIVE TWITTER CHAT WITH "CASTLE" STAR SEAMUS DEVER
SET TO TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 9
Fans of ABC's hit drama series "Castle" will be able to submit questions and
receive real-time responses from actor Seamus Dever (Kevin Ryan), who will be up
on Twitter at @seamusdever, during the West Coast broadcast of the show on
MONDAY, JANUARY 9 from 10:00-11:00 p.m., PT. Seamus will also offer commentary
and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about working on the show.
That night's episode, "'Till Death Do Us Part," is about Kevin's wedding with
Jenny (Dever's real-life wife, Juliana Dever, guest stars). For more on their
Nathan Fillion is nominated for a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Drama
Actor. Castle is also nominated for Favorite TV Crime Drama. The show airs Jan.
11, 2012 on CBS.
AFTER HAL LOCKWOOD ESCAPES, CASTLE & BECKETT ARE ON THE HUNT
FOR HIM, AS WELL AS THE IDENTITY OF A DIRTY COP TIED TO
THE MURDER OF BECKETT'S MOM, ON ABC'S "CASTLE"
Max Martini Returns
"Knockout" - Kate Beckett's investigation into her mother's death is reactivated when Hal Lockwood (guest star Max Martini, "The Unit") - a professional hitman with knowledge of Beckett's mother's murder - stages a spectacular escape during a court hearing. As police launch a manhunt for Lockwood, Castle and the team uncover evidence of a deeper conspiracy involving a mysterious figure with law enforcement connections who is linked to both Lockwood's escape and the killing of Johanna Beckett. The search for Lockwood and the quest to identify his co-conspirator leads to a shocking and deadly conclusion, on "Castle," MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 5/16/11)
Guest Cast: Max Martini as Hal Lockwood, Brian Goodman as Gary McCallister, Scott Paulin as Jim Beckett, Matt McTighe as Chuck Ryker.
"Knockout" was written by Will Beall and directed by Rob Bowman.
One of the stars of ABC's #1 Drama is actress
Tamala Jones, who stars on the fan favorite series, CASTLE. Jones plays
the sassy, sexy coroner, "Lanie Parish," who encourages Beckett (Stana
Katic) and Castle (Nathan Fillion) to act on their escalating feelings for
each other. CASTLE will return for its 4th season third season on Monday,
September 19th at 10:00 PM.
Expect to see a lot more of Ms. Jones in the upcoming season of "Castle."
Check out an exclusive look
at Season Four
Additionally, Jones' character on CASTLE was originally written for a
Caucasian woman and was only meant to be just a recurring role. However,
Jones' talent captivated casting directors and the character was not only
re-written for her, but also transformed into a starring role. Season Four
will show the development of the relationship we saw building
JONES can also be seen in the indie drama THINGS NEVER SAID in theater
Spring 2012; she will play opposite Shanola Hampton ("Shameless") and
Show "Castle" returns September 19 on ABC.
CASTLE: To Love and Die in L.A. (08/29)
CASTLE & BECKETT HUNT HER EX-PARTNER'S KILLER
IN LOS ANGELES, ON ABC'S "CASTLE"
"To Love and Die in L.A." - While investigating the shooting death of her ex-partner in New York, Beckett comes to believe
the suspect has fled to Los Angeles. Against orders, she travels to L.A., going renegade to track down the killer, with Castle
unexpectedly along for the ride. As they dig deeper into the motives, they uncover a trail that leads from a rooftop pool in
Hollywood to the sandy beach of Santa Monica. Along the way, they visit the set of the "Heat Wave" movie (based on
Castle's book) and enlist the cast to help break the case. But as they get closer to apprehending the killer, Castle begins to
wonder whether Beckett is out for justice -- or revenge -- on "Castle," MONDAY, AUGUST 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on
the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 5/2/11)
In the episode, Gene Simmons (legendary rock star of KISS) appears as himself, Dominic Purcell ("Prison Break") guests as
a local businessman who may have a connection to the murder, D.B. Sweeney ("The Cutting Edge") plays a detective in
Robbery Homicide who questions Castle and Beckett about their rogue investigation, and Jason George ("Off the Map")
guests as an entrepreneur with a connection to the murder case.
Guest Cast: Gene Simmons as himself, Dominic Purcell as Russell Ganz, D.B. Sweeney as Detective Kyle Seeger, Jason
George as Charles Kelvin, Justice Gamble as Ochoa (Esposito in the movie), Ryan Deal as Raley (Ryan in the movie).
"To Love and Die in L.A." was written by Alexi Hawley and directed by John Terlesky.
CASTLE: Slice of Death
CASTLE & BECKETT TRY TO SOLVE THE MURDER OF A MAN FOUND DEAD INSIDE A PIZZA OVEN, ON ABC'S "CASTLE"
"Slice of Death" - When a body is found in a pizza oven, charred beyond recognition, Castle & Beckett investigate whether fierce competition between local New York pizza parlors has escalated to murder. But the story takes a turn when the victim is identified as a prominent investigative reporter. Did the article he was writing on "The Pizza Wars" get him killed -- or did he uncover some deeper conspiracy? -- on "Castle," MONDAY, AUGUST 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 4/4/11)
Guest Cast: Gary Basaraba as Ralph Carbone, Peter Onorati as Sal Malavolta, John Ciccolini as Vinnie Delfino, Joe Guzaldo as Luca Sabalini, Liz Vassey as Monica Wyatt, Gregg Daniel as Walt Shaw, Darin Brooks as Nick Jr., Beth Behrs as Ginger, Alton Clemente as server and Stephan Smith Collins as Harley.
"Slice of Death" was written by Scott Williams and directed by Steve Boyum.
CASTLE: Law & Murder
CASTLE & BECKETT INVESTIGATE THE CASE OF A JUROR WHO WAS MURDERED DURING A
MURDER TRIAL, ON ABC'S "CASTLE"
"Law & Murder" - During the high-profile trial of a murdered socialite, a juror
suddenly tumbles out of the jury box -- dead! When Castle & Beckett learn the
juror was poisoned, their investigation soon uncovers that this seemingly
innocent juror may not have been so innocent after all, on "Castle," MONDAY,
AUGUST 15 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD
"Law & Murder" was written by Terence Paul Winter and directed by Jeff Bleckner.
Walt Disney Studio's Home Entertainment has announced that nine
exciting ABC Studios Series, such as Grey's Anatomy, Cougar Town, Brothers
and Sisters, and more, will be available on DVD this fall! Each collectible
Complete Season DVD Set is packaged as a multi-disk set that includes every
episode in the season, as well as exciting bonus materials including
bloopers, outtakes, behind the scenes featurettes and more.
Check out the
press release announcement, detailing each series release. You
can watch the DVD's uninterrupted by commercials, in the comfort of your own
homes! More info:
TNT Acquires Hit Crime Drama Castle
In its latest high-profile acquisition, TNT has secured the exclusive off-network cable rights to the hit series, Castle, from Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Castle, which just completed its third highly rated season on ABC, is a crime drama starring Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Desperate Housewives) and Stana Katic (Quantum of Solace, TNT’s The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice). Castle (seasons 1 & 2) will begin airing on TNT in summer 2012. As part of TNT’s TV Everywhere rollout, Castle will also be available for online viewing through mobile phones, tablets, computers and other devices.
“With the addition of Castle, TNT continues to build a collection of hit shows that will perfectly complement our high-profile original series,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
TNT’s deal for Castle follows on the heels of the network’s recent acquisition of Hawaii Five-0, which will join the TNT lineup in 2014. TNT has also landed the popular series The Mentalist, which recently enjoyed a strong opening in its Wednesday 7-9 p.m. timeslot.
Castle centers on the life of Richard Castle (Fillion) – a famous mystery novelist and divorced father raising his teenage daughter, while being kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother. He was creatively blocked until the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books. Castle found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, a bright and aggressive homicide detective with a fascination for odd and offbeat cases stemming from the years-old unsolved murder of her own mother. Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle stepped in to help find the copycat killer. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle’s writer intuition and Beckett’s creative detective work.
"RICHARDCASTLE.NET" LAUNCHES TODAY
Famous Mystery Writer Is Central Character for
ABC's Hit Series "Castle"
Famous mystery writer Richard Castle, author of
the recent books "Naked Heat" and "Heat Wave,"
has launched his own website - "RichardCastle.net"
-- today. Castle is the central character for
the hit series "Castle," which airs Mondays
(10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. A mention for
this new website will be highlighted in
"RichardCastle.net" will be a living website
that will be frequently updated with features,
interviews and videos. Among the elements to be
included are a home page newsfeed of the
author's adventures, a bibliography containing
his books in print and earlier works "currently
unavailable," an ongoing bio that expands as
events happen in his life and on the television
screen, a shop section linking to Hyperion Books
and a Q & A section where fans will be able to
pose questions/get answers back.
Exclusive Photo Gallery:
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ABC ANNOUNCES EARLY PICK-UPS FOR NEXT SEASON
“Castle,” “Cougar Town,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family”
And “Private Practice” Receive Early Pick-ups for the 2011-12 Season
ABC announced early pick-ups for the 2011-12 season of “Castle,” “Cougar Town,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family” and “Private Practice.”
A solid mix of promising new series and proven returning hits helped the network achieve a strong start to the 2010-11 TV season. Season to date among Adults 18-49, ABC delivers 4 of the Top 10 highest-rated TV shows, the most for any network, including the Top 2 scripted programs. In fact among young adults, the network claims TV’s No. 1 comedy (“Modern Family”), the No. 1 drama (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and the No. 1 unscripted series (“Dancing with the Stars”). In Total Viewers, the network airs 2 of the Top 4 programs, including America’s No. 1 most-watched TV show overall with “Dancing with the Stars.” Led by Emmy-winning “Modern Family,” ABC’s 2-hour Wednesday night comedy block continues to resonate with viewers in its second year, surging by 15% in Total Viewers and by 14% in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic from the same point last season.
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