In my recent article titled "Looking Forward to Monday Nights" I talked about the return of ABC's Dancing With The Stars for its sixteenth season - Castle's lead-in for tomorrow night's episode, along with NBC's The Voice, followed by Revolution, which air against Dancing With The Stars and Castle respectively.
I also talked about how Castle hasn't seen an audience lower than the 10 million mark when Dancing With The Stars has been the lead-in for about 3 1/2 years, or since Season 2's episode titled "Kill The Messenger" which aired on November 9 2011. That episode earned a 2.4 18-49 rating and 9.82 million viewers.
Castle returns tomorrow after a 3 week break, and on the back of the terrific 2-parter, which earned season high ratings, with both episodes earning a 2.3 rating. The second episode in the 2-parter, "Hunt" earned 10.77 million viewers, nearly 1 million more than the first episode, "Target", and the third most watched episode of the season behind "Murder, He Wrote" and "Probable Cause", with both episodes airing back to back, in that order, with 10.94 million viewers and a 2.0 rating, and 10.84 million viewers and a 2.2 rating respectively
However Dancing With The Stars has seen pretty large ratings and audience drops in the 5 years it's led in Castle, so will tomorrows episode, and the remaining episodes this season, be able to continue the run of double digit millions audiences, as has been the case for the last 3 1/2 years? Don't forget to take into account the impact Revolution, led in by The Voice, could have, as well as Hawaii Five-0, on Castle's ratings. But remember tomorrows episode is going to be a hilarious one, and Perlmutter is back!! Is he worth a million viewers?? I certainly hope so!!
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