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.

  • Jayme


    The Shield did have big numbers but will they hold or drop the safe mon ey is they will drop as for Trophy Wife it did good enoigh the Goldbergs had a good start but i think they will see a huge drop now with Chicago Fie it was a solid start for them.

  • KJ Styles

    “Anyone who thought Person of Interest which struggled to crack a 3.0 after TBBT & 2.5 Men would beat last year’s premiere were obviously high on something. It will go below a 2.0 in about a month.”

    Nonsense!! Chicago Fire’s numbers will eventually drop. I believe that’s a series high for the show. It will not last. POI’s will go up guaranteed. They’ve gone up from it’s premiere numbers each of the last 3 seasons.

  • KJ Styles

    I predict NCIS will go up next week with the departure of Ziva, and SHIELD will go down.

  • Flanged

    With CBS getting more of its revenue from retransmission fees, total viewership may become more of a factor. Cable companies want to maximize subscribers, and are less concerned about their ago demo.

  • mando

    There are many CF haters who bet CF’s going to crush when The Voice is gone. Maybe..But it will definitely be renewed if its ratings get above 1.5 !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joseph A

    just to help keep everything in perspective since the Networks are looking at viewership differently ,

    Based on the Neilsen Top 10 ,
    Source: Nielsen. Primetime Broadcast Programs. Viewing estimates on this page include Live viewing and DVR playback on the Same Day, defined as 3am-3am. Ratings are the percentage of TV homes in the U.S. tuned into television.

    for the Week of September 9th ,

    60 MINUTES had a Demo of 8.0 , an audience of 12.448
    UNDER THE DOME Had a Demo of 6.3 , an audience of 9.721
    NCIS (Repeat) had a Demo of 6.0 , an audience of 9.066
    AMERICAS GOT TALENT (TUE) had a Demo of 5.8 , an audience of 9.237

  • Tommy M.

    @ Flanged, CBS has increased their retrans fees, but the fact that they have high ratings in the coveted demos is what gave them the power to negotiate in the first place. The cable and satellite companies like ad revenue too.

  • CraveRecords

    Chicago Fire will retain The Voice’s numbers better over the season than anything from last year — though Go On, Ready for Love, and (yes) Revolution were some of the worst in quality of the bunch last year. Of course, Grimm is what it is.

  • Holly


    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.

    I agree, the move was a good strategy for them. It gets a larger sampling and greater exposure of a show that demonstrated surprising stability and growth last year. It allowed them to premiere Ironside with a compatible lead-in (hopefully that works). Unless Fire collapses in the coming weeks (unlikely), this move will be a real win for them.

  • Mark

    What ABC should do is move the Goldberg’s to Wednesday Night following the Middle I think the show would do much better with a strong comedy lead in. Lucky 7 is DOA.

  • jules

    CBS put Person of Interest after the NCIS shows for a reason. A 2.3 and second place is not what they were looking for. They hoped the huge male18-49 lead in from NCIS would pump up POI’s ratings to the 3’s. They had to deal with lame 2.3 ratings all last season against Grey’s Anatomy. CBS cannot be happy. The male demo is going to switch to the sex and action crazed Chicago Fire. When I saw POI was going against Chicago Fire on Tuesday night, I predicted that it would be doomed all season. I hope I am wrong. POI is a better and smarter show.

  • rob60990

    “What ABC should do is move the Goldberg’s to Wednesday Night following the Middle I think the show would do much better with a strong comedy lead in.”

    No thanks, Back in the Game was a better show.

  • forg

    Lucy 7 really didn’t look that appealing from that trailer so no surprise it tanked. But I wonder what ABC will replace it with when they pull it out. The only thing that could keep it from getting pulled out early is at least get 1.3 again next week but the odds are against it

    Solid enough for The Goldbergs but 3.1 is not strong enough sampling given the lead in but it has lot of room to fall to stay solid and get a back 9. Trophy Wife’s ratings are not promising at least it can do what Better With You which premiered to 2.5 but never dropped below 2.0 for the succeding weeks so it earned a back 9.

    Strong performance from NCIS as always. It’s old skewing yes but it has enough 18-49 to keep on going

    Brooklyn 99 needs to rise next week but I think it can still get a back 9 if it does not fall below 1.5. I dunno about Dads though but Ben & Kate aired all its produced episodes so I guess this one as well

    Strong for Chicago Fire, good move NBC. The show has potential to grow as well if it follow last year’s pattern

  • Gary R.

    I enjoyed the Goldberg, as well as lucky 7. Lucky 7 looks like it has alto of potential. I thought Marvel would do better.

  • Wesley

    Ok ABC, Lucky 7 sucked. Bring back Body of Proof. That was a good show.

  • Phill

    OMG SHIELD!! best tv series in years!

  • Dante


    You were wrong then and you still are. I don’t know which Max you are talking about. A few posters on here are named Max. But I do find it ironic and funny that you are trying to call me out when you are considered one of the most outrageous posters on here with your own crazy comments regarding a little show called Bates Motel, among other shows.


    @Dante. NBC is not a “Hot” network. They have The Voice & pretty much that’s it. Their Thursday comedies last year TANKED (Go On, New Normal, Animal Practice). And their dramas didn’t do that well (Smash, Hannibal, even Revolution). NBC is still a network were shows go to die unless their behind The Voice

  • HV

    Really surprised at how badly Lucky 7 did. I really liked the show!
    Meanwhile, the rest of ABC did better than I expected.

  • Mumbo

    I called a 5.0 for SHIELD, looks like I was pretty close.

    Big surprise. Like I said, there’s more audience to go around than people think. The Voice, NCIS, and SHIELD can all put up big numbers at the same time because I highly doubt they have a lot of audience overlap. And this includes same-day viewing, so everyone with a PVR can just record one and then watch another right after.

    I voted Dads for first show cancelled this year, but Lucky 7 has launched itself into top contention. Should be a dogfight between those two for who can suck more :P

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