ABC has picked up ‘Castle‘ for a 22-episode third season, just hours after the romantic dramystery delivered series-high ratings.
Monday night’s conclusion of ‘Castle’s two-parter guest-starring Dana Delany averaged 14.5 million total viewers, eclipsing last week’s all-time high by 12 percent.
It also marked the second straight week that the series topped the 10 o’clock hour in both total viewers and performance in the coveted 18-to-49 demo. Last time around, it even bested an original episode of time-slot Goliath ‘CSI: Miami.’
Most remarkably, this week’s ‘Castle’ gave ABC its biggest audience in the Mondays-at-10 slot since… wait for it… April 22, 1996. I’m not great at math, but that’s, like, 14 years ago!
Year-over-year, ‘Castle’ is up more than 50 percent in viewers and in the 18-to-49 demo.