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Good news, Castle nation. Last night’s third season premiere brought ABC a sizable increase in ratings from last season’s Castle premiere.

Last night, a third more viewers tuned in to see Castle’s season opener than last year. ABC placed second in the 10 P.M. time slot with a 2.8, following close behind CBS’s series premiere of Hawaii Five-0.

Altogether, ABC won the best Monday night ratings thanks to Castle and a strong two-hour debut of Dancing with the Stars. Even more impressively, ABC was the only network that did not premiere a new series last night. Congratulations!

Source: TVBytheNumbers, MediaLifeMagazine