RATINGS—Castle returned down with “Castle, P.I.” finishing with a 1.3 in the key demo with 6.77 million viewers. The lower numbers in viewers might have been impacted by the college football national championship game. However, viewers don’t matter. The demo does. And for that, the show was within the normal drop from first half to second half.
The show is at the point where it will be lower because it has traditionally posted lower numbers when paired with The Bachelor, and because the show is so lead-in dependent Castle‘s numbers are impacted by an under performing lead-in. So for example, if The Bachelor is down week-to-week, Castle is traditionally down week-to-week.
The natural argument iswhy doesn’t ABC pull the show from the Monday night slot. The fact is is that the show needs the cross-over viewers to maintain momentum. Without the boost from the sometimes-more-popular reality shows, Castle doesn’t have the strength to carry forward.
Predict the ratings for “Private Eye Caramba!”
“Private Eye Caramba!” – When a young Latin telenovela actress is murdered, Beckett and the team delve into a case that is as flamboyant and full of intrigue as any telenovela. Meanwhile, Castle is hired as private investigator by the show’s sultry star to pursue the case from another angle, on “Castle,” MONDAY, JANUARY 19 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Predict the ratings for "Private Eye Caramba!"
- 1.3 (19%, 29 Votes)
- 1.4 (24%, 36 Votes)
- 1.5 (14%, 21 Votes)
- 1.6 (13%, 20 Votes)
- 1.7 (29%, 44 Votes)
Total Voters: 150