The ratings for “Tone Deatg” will be posted Tuesday morning. In the mean time, grade the episode.
Castle returns steady
Castle returned with a 1.1 in the 18 to 49 demo, which is on par with the seasonal average. Viewership was down considerably with 5.718 million viewers, that’s down nearly a million viewers from the fall average.
To put things in perspective, the show returned down last season a million viewers and stayed that way until Dancing with the Stars came back. While the show is no longer benefiting substantially from its lead-in, it still does better when paired against the celebrity dance competition. Looking further back in the ratings history, the nearly a million drop is less than in previous seasons, where the drop was closer to two million viewers.