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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  • James

    The Goldbergs was horrible last night and it’s only the second episode! Joss Whedon needs to kill off the entire supporting cast of Shield and replace them with some interesting characters. Other than Clark Gregg, the entire cast is just bland and boring or worse, annoying.

  • chloe

    New girl is still going to get renewed because of syndication and also owned by Fox

  • Shane Vendrell

    Really love how NBC has turned around from last year.

  • Travis

    Guys, just stop responding to Dante. Don’t feed the troll…

  • David

    @Eelna how can you be a fan of something that hasn’t aired

  • CrimTV

    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?

    What’s the point of leaving Lucky 7 for another episode. Even if it rises 100% it would still be likely to be cancelled.

  • bjssp


    Nobody here doubts TV is helping CF, but that’s the point. It’s without a doubt the best lead-in NBC has these days, and outside of TBBT, is probably the best lead-in any network has. It showed strong resilience last season, and NBC wisely figured it could grow this season. We’ll need to see what happens if/when TV isn’t two hours and/or isn’t directly in front of it, but for now, NBC has a lot to be proud of. It’s the number one show in its time slot and is up significantly from where it was last season.

  • The Old Women

    Wow. Person of Interest is crashing and burning at 10 P.M. It was having an easy ride at 9. Now with the later time it’s not doing so well.

  • grey

    I am surprised “Agents of SHIELD” didn’t beat “NCIS.” I guess many just checked in for the premiere and then bailed.

  • Cougar Town Forever

    Sad about Brooklyn 9-9. That’s easily been my favorite new show so far. Fox is in big trouble this year. Nothing broke a 2!

    AoS deserved that drop. Lame show that is shamelessly cashing in on the Avengers brand. Let’s see if it keeps dropping next week.

    And lucky 7… That’s totally getting pulled before next week, right?

  • Jay

    Great for CF, buried the competition. Dante/Max, give it up already. It is the same, week after week. You have issues with a cast member or some such thing. Just move on. CF will be on for years. You are making yourself look like an idiot.

  • Steve R

    Something doesn’t seem right with ABC, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them adjusted up.

    Steve R

  • JR35

    Yikes… Agents may not fare much better than V did back when it premiere- though it is set to run consecutively for some time, yes?

  • Damon

    Ouch wasn’t expecting that from The Shield and fox comedies not that great either

  • Philip

    NBC with big results at Monday and Tuesday
    Go NBc

  • Tommy M.

    Yikes at Fox too! Not a single show over 2.0 (Even though New Girl will probably adjust up to a 2.0 this afternoon.)

  • Eric

    The Voice will be adjusted up…maybe a 4.6

  • SG

    Body of Proof usually had 9 million viewers or more. DUMB MOVE ABC!

  • bjssp

    @Shane Vendrell:

    Isn’t it? There’s a lot of time left in this season, but so far, NBC’s execs are doing a pretty bang up job.

  • Shane Vendrell

    @Dante right because POI and Lucky seven did so much better at the ten o’clock hour than Chicago Fire did and grew from the last week premier, I find it interesting how you constantly and critically praise NBC shows yet seem to bash Chicago Fire, Thou protest too much if you ask me.

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