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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  • Cam

    I don’t understand how Chicago fire can have a 2.8 rating with 9 million viewers, but Person of Interest only gets a 2.0 rating, yet has over 3 million MORE viewers.

  • Katherine

    Cam. A lot of people outside the demo.

    That and a high likelihood that Chicago Fire will be adjusted down.

  • queeneeuq

    The Late Late Show had more viewers than Lucky 7. Imagine.

  • Ted Craig

    Lucky 7 will be the third show I can think of about people winning that lottery that flopped.

  • Travis

    Mindy is 74 episodes away from a syndication order. It’s nothing close to a hit like Modern Family, so a smaller, three-season order is not in the cards.

    Anyone claiming it’s “easier” or more cost-effective to keep Mindy on the air until possible syndication isn’t making sense.

  • David James

    With the exception of Chicago Fire, the only show to go up or stay steady was The Mindy Project. The show had good retention out of New Girl.

  • Travis

    @David James

    From New Girl 1.9 to Mindy’s 1.5 is not “good retention.”

    The ratings on Fox build from Dads through New Girl then crash with Mindy.

    It’s. Not. Working.

  • tvwatcher

    Carla –

    “Shaw is a mini-Reese without the charisma, empathy, sexiness, or credibility that Jim Caviezel brings to the part.”

    Seriously? Caviezel has no empathy, wooden performance and is dull – just seems to learn his lines and say them the same deadpan way each way with no change in tone or inflection at all. I just watch it because Michael Emerson and the others are good but with the convoluted storylines I’m about ready to give up. It just is proving that with real competiton it can’t hold it’s own.

  • RJ

    Watched Brooklyn Nine-Nine for the first time last night. I loved it. It’s my favourite new show of the broadcast season so far. So, of course, its ratings are dreadful. I’m hoping Fox shelves Mindy Project and gives it a shot at 9:30, even though New Girl clearly isn’t the ratings winner it was.

  • jules

    CBS screwed up by putting POI on Tuesday. Should have kept it on Thursday. It’s funny how Sarah Shahi bolted from Chicago Fire to POI and CF is doing better. I also find it very interesting when people think 2.8 For Chicago Fire means it’s doing great, yet these same people said those same numbers last year for POI meant it was a crap show. Chicago fire is all sex and shirtless fire fighters just like Greys Anatomy was all sex and shirtless doctors. POI can’t catch a break against these pathetic run of the mill nighttime soaps.

  • queeneeuq

    Mindy just beat the crap off Trophy Wife, Dads, and Brooklyn and people still dont think it will survive. Guess wholl be surprised in May.

  • reidjr


    The thing is yes its beating the news shows for now but its still not doing good and it can’t afford to sdrop any more if it falls to 1.2 it will be in big trouble.

  • Edward Mooney

    Oh! ABC Heads are rolling!

  • jules

    TV watcher: You call CF real competition? My husband is a fire fighter and he watched CF and POI and prefers POI because nothing that happens on CF is even close to what happens on real fire calls and in real fire stations. That show is convoluted too, no matter how much they want you to think that it isn’t.

  • Jason

    “LMFAO at Chicago Fire”???
    it was the sole program of the night to be up vs last week. sure theres a chance it’ll adjust down but still.

    all of a sudden the mindy project doesnt look so bad, does it?

  • k:Alex

    I did just finish watching ‘The Goldbergs’, Episode 2 was way better as the pilot.
    I think I will following the show for some more episodes.

  • k:Alex

    I did just finish watching ‘The Goldbergs’, Episode 2 was way better as the pilot.
    I think I will follow the show for some more episodes.

  • NickS

    CBS is killing POI. Move to Tuesday is not paying off. That time slot has been disastrous for them.

  • Jagger Dagger

    I like some of the comedy in B99, but when the show has to present the actual police work it gets a bit lame.
    The last cop/comedy that was sucessful that I can remember was probably Barney Miller, and that was about 35 years ago. Must be hard to produce a police show that is a straight comedy.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    FOX should “sacrifice” Mindy and Dads against NCIS and SHIELD at 8:00, and then move B99 behind New Girl to try to shore up the 9:00 hour. Or maybe bring Raising Hope off the bench to replace Dads….

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