ABC’s ‘Castle’ series finale: What are ratings expectations for Stana Katic – Nathan Fillion send-off?
Since the ratings are in part one of the reasons why headlines around “Castle” exploded so many weeks ago, it only makes sense that we would talk about them further in the context of Monday night’s series finale.
Will the cancellation of the show lift the numbers in some way? We have to assume so, given that most recent episodes have hovered somewhere around a 1.0 or a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The news about Stana Katic’s imminent departure did not have any real impact on the past few episodes of the show, and we assume the reason for that was that Beckett fans were still for the most part interested in seeing the story through.
Now, most of these people can sit back and enjoy the final episode, knowing that there is going to be some sort of resolution, and it will be the end of the story for all of the major characters together as a group.
Ratings-wise, in the end we anticipate somewhere around a 1.2 or a 1.3 for the episode. We don’t necessarily think that there will be a huge spike, just because you’d have to get a whole lot of people back who haven’t watched the show live in over a year. Also, there has not really been any time at all for ABC to promote the final episode as such. Unless you’re following the headlines (which is really just a small percentage of the overall viewership), you’re probably not going to know that this is the last episode of the show.
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