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Jessica Jumps In: A Newbie's Sample of ABC's Castle
3. Likelihood Of Staying On Air
Despite being in its fifth season, Castle is the type of show that has grown more popular from year to year. The show averaged over 10 million total viewers an episode during Season 1 and 2, over 11 million total viewers in Season 3, and more than 12 million last season. According to TV By The Numbers, Castle did 11.95 million total viewers last night, which means the show is holding steady.
Unlike some procedurals that blow their wad with plotlines in the first few seasons, Castle seems to be taking things pretty slowly, bringing in recurring serial killers and setting up a serious romance between two of the characters, which I’m guessing was teased in prior seasons. Between feeling fresh in Season 5 and “Probable Cause’s” ratings, Castle seems very likely to be renewed on ABC.
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