TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.', 'The Goldbergs', 'Trophy Wife' & 'Lucky 7' Tumble, 'Chicago Fire' Rises

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October 2nd, 2013

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Episode 2

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.8/11 2.7/8 1.9/6 1.5/4 1.3/4 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.8/9 1.5/5 1.4/5 1.6/5 1.1/4 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 12.470 15.429 5.488 3.424 3.340 1.093

 NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49  while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 4.4 down 6 percent from last week’s 4.7 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire scored a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating, up 4 percent from last week’s 2.7 series premiere rating.

On CBS NCIS notched a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 6 percent from last week’s 3.6. NCIS: Los Angeles earned a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, down 10 percent from last week’s 3.0. Person of Interest  garnered  a series low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 13 percent from last week’s 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, the second episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. earned a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating down 34 percent from last week’s 4.7. The Goldbergs garnered a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating down 29 percent from last week’s 3.1.Trophy Wife scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating down 39 percent  from last week’s 2.3. Lucky 7 notched a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating down 38 percent from last week’s 1.3.

On FOX, Dads earned a 1.3 down 13 percent  from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Brooklyn Nine-Nine scored a 1.4 down 22 percent from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl garnered a 1.9 down 10 percent from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project matched  last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, night two of the iHeartradio Music Festival earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating up 33 percent from last night’s 0.3.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, October 1, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.4/13 14.20
CBS NCIS 3.4/11 19.33
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3.1/10 8.40
FOX Dads 1.3/4 3.42
CW iHeartRadio Music Festival (8-10PM) 0.4/1 1.09
8:30 FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.4/4 3.42
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.7/7 14.79
ABC The Goldbergs 2.2/6 6.16
FOX New Girl 1.9/5 3.89
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.5/4 2.96
ABC Trophy Wife 1.4/4 4.28
10:00 NBC Chicago Fire 2.8/8 9.00
CBS Person of Interest 2.0/6 12.16
ABC Lucky 7 0.8/2 2.81



In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.7/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.


Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • ludoredjohn

    Lucky 7 was not lucky or rather, it was awful… so bear food…

  • hmm

    As a Joss/Marvel fan I am zero percent surprised that Shield fell so much. The pilot was terrible. Last night was little better, but I was still not as interested as I wanted to be.

  • Reality Check

    Are you for real?

  • Tommy

    Wow… just wow… Looks like 3.X will be rare come midseason…

  • Data

    @Dante: Are you Chicago Fire’s Max now?

  • Skull

    Dante, stop being a CF hater please.

  • Josh

    Looks like a bad day for television overall, for whatever reason. Interesting. That said, I don’t really watch anything on television on Tuesday, other than New Girl. Normally I am playing catch up from Sunday and Monday.

    Not surprising on S.H.I.E.L.D. — coming back down to reality.

  • mando

    Chicago fire is on Fire!! And not that funny ABC sitcoms.

  • bjssp

    It’ll be interesting to see if AOS falls further. The plan for NBC right now is to move TV to 8:00 at midseason, and if AOS looks weak, I imagine the network will do it, whereas now most people think it won’t.

    TW is the better reviewed show, and most seem to think it’s a better fit in tone with MF, so I can see a situation where SFN is moved to Tuesdays paired with Mixology. Even if AOS is down, it’ll be a decent lead in, and ABC will have a nicely streamlined schedule.

    Fox is in a difficult spot. NG is a stand out, but it’s an island. At this point, should the network consider putting one of its comedies on Wednesdays, even if Idol isn’t what it once was?

    CBS is strong, but you have to think the network is slightly disappointed by POI’s performance. Whether CF continues to beat it isn’t clear, but for now, it’s doing just okay.

  • BenA

    @Dante You need to shut up and stop trashing stuff. I wish there was a function where it can ban you from writing rude comments. Behave yourself, please and act mature!

  • Hobbitual

    Shame for B99, that’s a cool little show. Sucks for SHIELD but I expect another decline next week. Shut the second episode off halfway, way too much cheesyness. Lucky 7’s done obviously, think they’ll pull it this week or wait one more episode?

  • Seth

    Lucky 7 has to be removed ASAP, no?

  • sally

    NCIS<NCIS LA and POI are better than the unfunny comedies

  • Edward

    Dante, you predicted a 2.0 for Chicago Fire. Go sit in a corner. NBC has to be thrilled at The Voice’s performance and Fire’s week to week retention. CBS probably expected POI to be doing better. Fox and ABC have reasons to be stressed on Tuesday.

  • Ashley

    wow that is a huge drop for AoS! Also i knew B99,Dads and Mindy’s ratings will be bad but New Girl? didn’t expect 1.9 for that show

  • Mon

    POI was SOOO boring last night. Nice to see CBS down except NCIS. Not yet a total disaster but will go there.

    B99 and Mindy hng in there!

  • RandyL

    Well, that sucks for ABC.

    Chicago Fire’s ratings are insane! Will it hit a 3? I’d say, easily.
    Hopefully it won’t crash without the Voice. But considering how it’s rating grew last season, without the Voice, it should be fine.

  • reidjr

    What show could replace LUcky 7?

  • DKD

    When Chicago Fire premiered last year, who would have thought it would be winning its time period in season 2? (Not including Sons of Anarchy on cable)?

  • Petar

    Everything down. All cbs line up down 3 tehths. abc drop so much. Even fox new girl below 2.0 and 4 million people lol

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