Since Season 2 began viewer numbers have crept up with an increase almost every week, continuing against the trend as other shows continued to lose viewers. On October 20, ABC ordered a further nine episodes to add to the initial season order of 13.
Last week the much anticipated episode "Sucker Punch" in which the murder of Beckett's mother was revisited, obtained a season high in the 18-49 demographic reaching 2.8 and 9.44 million total viewers. Castle also took the number one spot for the hour and gained more viewers than CSI: Miami in the important "women 18-34" demographic.
This week the ratings rise continued with the episode "The Third Man" reaching a new series high of 3.1 in 18-49 with 10.5 million viewers.
No news yet on Season 3 but the signs continue to look positive.