Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'The Voice' & 'NCIS' Adjusted Up; 'The Goldbergs' & 'Chicago Fire' Adjusted Down

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September 25th, 2013

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NCIS was adjusted up two tenths, The Voice and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were each adjusted up a tenth while The Goldbergs and Chicago Fire  were adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Tuesday broadcast ratings.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for September 24,  2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.7 13 14.35
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. -Premiere 4.7 14 12.12
CBS NCIS -Premiere 3.6 11 20.02
FOX Dads 1.5 5 3.65
CW Whose Line is it Anyway? 0.5 1 1.29
8:30PM FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.8 5 4.03
CW Whose Line is it Anyway? -R 0.4 1 1.20
9:00 PM ABC The Goldbergs -Premiere 3.1 8 8.94
CBS NCIS: LA -Premiere 3.0 8 16.35
FOX New Girl 2.1 6 4.04
CW Capture 0.2 1 0.69
9:30PM ABC Trophy Wife -Premiere 2.3 6 6.69
FOX The Mindy Project 1.5 4 2.94
10:00 PM NBC Chicago Fire -Premiere 2.7 8 8.90
CBS Person of Interest -Premiere 2.3 6 12.44
ABC Lucky 7 -Premiere 1.3 4 4.43


Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • CBSviewer

    *highest rated drama, sorry ;)

  • Percysowner

    Admittedly, I don’t remember what I should about ratings, but I’m not terribly concerned about the drop for POI. IIR, 10:00 USUALLY do less well ratings wise than 9:00 shows (Scandal being an exceeption). People watch one show, DVR another and then use the 10:00 hour to catch up then watch the 10:00 show the next day. It means that skipping commercials they can make it to bed before 11:00. So I expected POI to drop with the time slot change. Moving a show can hurt its ratings as well, although that is a lesser issue, IMHO. Chicago Fire is behind a MUCH stronger lead in and was doing pretty well on its own last year, so the spike in ratings doesn’t surprise me. Frankly, I can watch CF and surf the net and still follow it pretty well, POI sometimes takes more concentration for me, so I always DVR and then watch it, so I can rewind if I miss something. That could be me being quirky, or it could be the type of show it is.

    Nikita is a myth. Awful rating, but it keeps getting renewed and now will have a final season :D

    I want to see if another CW’s show will enjoy this same kind of treatment. hehe

    The CW is working from a sightly different income model than the other networks. They are making money with Netflix sales and DVD sales. Their hits are often cult shows with shall we say invested fans. It is to their benefit to give their shows that have lasted several seasons closure. Yes, one season shows go off with cliffhangers, but other shows, even ones that were doing very poorly tend to get a final albeit shortened season to wrap things up. Gossip Girl, was not exactly doing great guns and yet they got a shortened season to wrap up. Even 90210 was given enough warning that they could throw together a series finale that covered most of the bases.

    Frankly, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the WB and the CW. They took chances and introduced sci-fi/fantasy/comic book shows genres that have not done well in broadcast network and they actually are working for the CW. Having Supernatural, Arrow and TVD show some success may have given the other networks reason to gamble on Sleepy HOllow, Almost Human, SHIELD, Grimm, etc. Since these all fit into the type of storytelling that captures my interest, this season is a wealth of shows I’m actually interested. in.

  • omabin

    I have been reading the comments all day and I honestly think there is a competition going on for the most ignorant poster! What is the prize and why haven’t I been invited?


    I adore your presence on this website, at least you make the crazy comments fun when you answer them as if they are rational people :P Seriously, I have a blast reading you!

  • Ross

    Eh, I don’t mind the switch to 10 PM for Person of Interest. I watch it live and would still do so regardless of how much the ratings decline. It’s practically guaranteed a fourth season because of expected syndication deals, so that’s plenty of time for the show to broaden its base and expand in the ratings.

    And if the fourth season is its last, then so be it. One of the best series to ever air on broadcast television, nevertheless.

  • Ryan

    I really don’t think there needs to be any concern for POI. Not only will it be going into syndication year, there will be plenty of bear bait in front of it. At the very minimum, you have Hawaii 5-0, Blue Bloods, The Mentalist, and The Good Wife all ahead of it when it comes feeding time. Add in DOA Hostages. Not even the slightest of worries here.

  • Bruce

    The opening first show of NCIS was just bizarre. What a strange plot. It made no nense at all.
    Are they trying to kill their own show?
    The only thing it had going was the Tony/Zhiva thing.
    The rest of plot was nonsense and the actors were made to say words that were ridiculous.

  • Ultima

    I adore your presence on this website, at least you make the crazy comments fun when you answer them as if they are rational people :P Seriously, I have a blast reading you!

    Thanks! :D

    @The Old Man
    Keep Rockin’

    I love the fall. The old smart people return after a slow summer and we get a fresh batch of new crazy people! :D

  • SJ

    Still a series high for Chicago Fire. I actually like NBC’s strategy of exposing the show to a wider audience before premiering its offshoot mid-season. I know I criticize a lot of their decisions, but this one actually makes a lot of sense.

    Wow, there sure are some crazies commenting here today! While the POI ratings are disappointing and admittedly made me do a double take, I hardly think they’re that tragic and I still think the show is safe for at least two more seasons (for a total of five).

    Even more amazing for SHIELD. Best drama premiere in 4 years and leading its time slot in the 18-49 demo. The Goldbergs premiered a tad lower than The Neighbors last season but I hope it has a better ratings trajectory going forward.

    Even though total viewers don’t count, I am mightily impressed at NCIS breaking the 20 million mark yet again against very stiff competition.


    @ Ultima

    You mean crazy cool! I’m back baybee!


    @ SJ

    Well said!

  • JJF

    SHIELD’s overall numbers are quite soft. Given what I saw, I could see it fizzling to mediocre numbers by May.

    CBS again tries to kill a drama in POI. I suppose the good news is that it’s still probably going to be among their stronger performers.

    Still strong for The Goldbergs. I hope it holds because it seems like a good show. At the very least, it got sampled. We’ll see if it can hold them.

  • Tommy M.


    It’s good seeing you again! I’m glad the new season is here and we all get to discuss the TV world with each other again. :-)

  • 728huey

    I watched SHIELD, and despite the mixed reviews I thought it was pretty good for a new TV show. Of course, it had the weight of The Avengers and all of the prior related superhero movies in the expectations department, so there was no possible way to live up to those standards. And I’ve read a lot of posts about how cheap the show looks. Once again, SHIELD may actually be one of the most expensive shows on television, but no one is going to spend money on a TV show the same way they do on mammoth blockbuster movies.

    As for The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife, they lost a lot of viewers over the hour. This looks to be a repeat of Go On and The New Normal ratings wise.

    And what can I say about (un)Lucky 7? I think I got it all wrong when I called Dads as the first show to be cancelled this season. Dads is pretty god awful, but I think it will last at least up until the World Series begins. I think the race for first cancellation is between Lucky 7 and we Are Men.

    FOX has a real problem on their hands with their comedy block. Dads is DOA, and it’s dragging B99 with it. Mindy is not connecting with most audiences, and New Girl looks like its about to suffer the dreaded Moonlighting curse. I watched last night’s episode, and it looked really silly in a bad way.

  • Jayme

    Comedy wise Fox will have issue but Sleepy Hallow is doing well could be a big hit this year Master Chef will do well then we have Rake which i think will do very well and of course the Following.

  • KC

    Looks like Lucky will be cancelled within the next couple of weeks… Not shocked by that. There really wasn’t a lot of publicity for the show. ABC really put all of their eggs into one basket (SHIELD) and it looks as if it paid off. I don’t predict a huge dropoff for SHIELD because Marvel is a big name, but there will be dropoff next week.

  • Nasir

    I just watched AoS and I have to say it was not very interesting. I’ll probably give it 2-3 more episodes. Hopefully the show takes on a serialized approach as I think it would be a lot better.

  • ATXCountry

    @Ryan, Blue Bloods is in its own category bear bait wise. A Friday show (averaging 13 million viewers last season), produced by CBS, syndication ready this season with international distribution is completely different from the other dramas.

  • Joseph A

    Just watched SHIELD via ABC website ,
    I like what I saw, though doubt I will watch the broadcast due to it being up against THE VOICE , But will take time to stream it weekly

    I might check out THE GOLDBERGS , but only so many hours I care to watch Broadcast related content

  • Joseph A

    The Goldbergs , really really bad at least from my perspective.
    It may or may not continue to get decent ratings, but for me it was liking watching a really bad cheap knock off attempt of the Wonder Years ,

  • Ann

    Happy with the 2nd season premiere numbers for Chicago Fire. They did what they were supposed to do…take advantage of a good lead-in, better their premiere from last season and beat their competition in the all-important demos. Good job all around. I know their ratings were all over the map last season so I’m hoping for more stability this year and for them to stay competitive in their Tuesday timeslot.

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