Castle returns to Seven rating 753,000

US drama Castle  returned to Seven with season five premiering to preliminary overnight metro ratings of 753,000 last night .

The new episode aired at 8.45pm after Seven’s number one show The X Factor which won the night and rated 1.417m and 14th in total viewers according to OzTAM.

In its timeslot, Castle was third for total viewers, beaten by ABC’s Four Corners on 897,000 and Nine’s The Mentalist on 849,000, but beating Ten’s Can of Worms which rated 567,000.

In the key advertising demographics of 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, Castle was third in its time slot behind The Mentalist and Can of Worms.

US political drama Scandal rated 317,000 for Seven in the 9.45pm time slot after being moved back from an earlier timeslot.

The X Factor’s performance episode also won the day in 18-49 and 25-54, but was second behind Nine’s Big Brother in 16-39. Among all people, Big Brother rated 1.063m.

ABC’s Australian Story, at 7.30pm, which last night focused on Sydney Morning Herald veteran journalist Malcolm Brown, rated 908,000 in total viewers.

In the battle for breakfast television, Sunrise beat Today, 367,000 to 362,000. Ten’s Breakfast rated 36,000.

Seven won the night in channel share on 21.9%, just ahead of Nine on 21%. ABC1 was third with 15.6% while Ten was fourth on 11.7%. SBS1 was seventh on 3.4%, behind digital channel 7TWO on 4.8% and GO! on 4.3%.

Monday’s Top 15 shows:
1. The X Factor – Seven 1.417m
2. Seven News – Seven 1.105m
3. Nine News – Nine 1.100m
4. Today Tonight – Seven 1.073m
5. Big Brother – Nine 1.063m
6. ABC News – ABC 1.044m
7. Home and Away – Seven 1.022m
8. A Current Affair – Nine 0.964m
9. Australian Story – ABC 0.908m
10. Four Corners – ABC 0.897m
11. The Mentalist – Nine 0.849m
12. Media Watch – ABC 0.792m
13. 7:30 – ABC 0.774m
14. Castle – Seven 0.753m
15. Modern Family – Episode 2 – Ten 0.690m

Monday’s channel share:
Seven: 21.9%
Nine: 21.0%
ABC1: 15.6%
Ten: 11.7%
7TWO: 4.8%
GO!: 4.3%
SBS1: 3.4%
Gem: 3.3%
Eleven: 3.1%
7mate: 3.0%
ABC2: 2.6%
One: 1.7%
SBS2: 1.7%
ABC3: 1.0%
ABC News 24: 0.9%

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