Updated: Ratings for “Witness for the Prosecution” and grade the episode

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CASTLE - "Witness for the Prosecution" - Castle finally gets his day in court when he takes the stand as the key witness to a murder from five months ago. But when new information suddenly arises, he and Beckett must race against the clock to prevent a miscarriage of justice, on "Castle," SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Scott Everett White) CLARE GRANT, KRISTOFFER POLAHA, STANA KATIC
(ABC/Scott Everett White)

CASTLE IS THE KEY WITNESS IN A MURDER CASE, ON ABC’S “CASTLE”

“Witness for the Prosecution” – Castle finally gets his day in court when he takes the stand as the key witness to a murder from five months ago. But when new information suddenly arises, he and Beckett must race against the clock to prevent a miscarriage of justice, on “Castle,” SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.

Ratings for “Witness for the Prosecution”

Castle and the special Valetine’s Day airing did the show no favors. With a traditionally weak lead-in which mustered a 1.0 and 4.04 million viewers in The Bachelor anniversary special, Castle  front a .8 and 4.09 million viewers. Good news is, it grew in the final hour but still ended up under one for a series low.

I will use the “fan excuse” bingo card and put my chips on: it aired on a Sunday and not on its traditional night.

Promoting wasn’t the problem. If you bothered to watch the show last Monday (Feb. 8) and the credits leading up to the 11 p.m., then you knew it was airing Sunday. If you watch ABC programming, chances are you saw a commercial (ABC aired more than the usually do). If you follow social media, then you probably knew. The show was, for better or worse, promoted more for these two episodes than they have the past couple of seasons for just one episode.

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