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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.


    SHIELD crumbled harder than I thought (I expected 35%) & evidently is dragging everything else down w/ it–(un)Lucky 7 .08!!

    NG below 2.0 already & FOX in serious trouble on Tues

    NCIS should reign the roost in another week & entire sled not bad

    The Voice still potent “GET UP EVERYBODY & SING!” as CF rises in demo “WE ARE FAMILY” & the peacock is not afraid to parade

  • Eric

    LMAO @ Shield losing 6 million viewers!!!!

  • bjssp


    Oh, it’s a long way from being bad. It’s just that some were talking this up to be a legitimate killer, and it’s not that.

  • tv_viewer


    Doesn’t CBS cancel 3 of their fall dramas by the following May? Last season CBS eventually dumped Vegas, CSI: NY, and Made in Jersey. So far Person of Interest is doing better than Hawaii Five-O, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, and The Mentalist. Person of Interest looks safe for now.

  • mando

    NBC’s only problem is Thursday when TBBT rules. But MJF show will solve its problem.

  • me

    LMAO @ Dante’s Fire at Chicago Fire. I guess he must have played with matches as a kid.

  • Chris

    I’m enjoying Lucky 7 even though I know it has no chance of surviving.

  • CBSviewer

    I hope NCIS will be adjusted up 0.2 like last week.

  • Tommy M.

    @ r0ckmypants,
    Can we all stop with the doom and gloom over Agents of SHIELD? Yes, that’s a big drop from the premiere, but a 3.1 is hardly bad

    I agree that a 3.1 isn’t bad, but I don’t agree that there isn’t reason to be concerned. We’ve seen this happen to ABC shows many times where they premiere huge and then sink like a rock. AOS is starting to follow that path, but we still need more time to see where it levels off at.

  • Seth

    The only comedies that seems to be doing well this season on any of the networks are stalwarts Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and Modern Family. Everything else is a disaster. I’m not counting Crazy Ones yet, let’s see how it does without BBT in front. These networks need some better development.

  • Hatim

    Come on America, Brooklyn Nine Nine is a good show, so much better than the comedy dross ABC are serving up


    Bad night for T.V… Marvel show will settle in mid to low 2’s. Mindy Project will get renewed if it can get better ratings then Dads, B99, Raising Hope.

  • James

    If they pull Lucky 7 what will they replace it with? A re-run of Castle would get better ratings but is there a new show they can launch?

  • Tom Shaw

    Pedantic: Last week wasn’t Dads’ premiere.

    Otherwise, yeesh.
    SHIELD will remain on the air, but it won’t do much to prop up ABC Tuesday the rest of the year.
    ABC could pull Lucky 7, and ride out the rest of 2013 with Primetimes, Holiday Specials, and Scandal repeats, but it’ll be ugly.
    I just don’t think there’s any way to fix the Fox comedy block. Then again, I’ve been saying that for a year. They’ve got to go Glee – New Girl – Us & Them in Spring before three comedies hit 1.0, right?
    PoI gets another season. Syndication over everything! But at this rate I could see Tuesdays being NCIS Original Recipe, New Orleans, LA, with PoI replacing The Mentalist.

  • Alex

    Ouch across the board for ABC.

    Excluding SHIELD I can’t say I’m especially surprised by any of the week two drops for ABC. The SHIELD drop is surprising in its sheer size. It was always going to drop but that its dropped this much this quickly has to be of concern to ABC. We’ll see what it does over the next couple of weeks before judging to harshly especially as it’ll likely finish the week as ABC’s number 1 or 2 drama (unless Scandal comes back big).

    You’ve got to wonder if Paul Lee might be the next network executive shown the door though. He’s not had a great time of it since taking over.

    Elsewhere another rough night for Fox. Just how long can they stick with this Tuesday comedy block as is? The World Seires can’t come soon enough and should probably prompt them to shake the schedule up a little (or a lot) after ward.

    Another solid night for NBC powered by The Voice. Although the 8PM competition is hitting The Voice on Tuesday. It averaged a 3.8 across 8PM last night compared to a 4.2 in the same hour on Monday night.

    CBS had a down night. Just not as down as ABC’s although Person of Interest looks a little concerning at 10PM. That they didn’t get a departure bump for NCIS may very well be disappointing to them.

  • Owen

    If POI does 2.0+ for the season, CBS will be happy i think. Was their highest rated show on 10 pm last week so no real concerns for s4 renewal.

  • Damon

    @Crim TV
    Probably wont happen anytime soon

  • dantas

    Many people here should remember the GUNSMOKE RULE before comparing Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s numbers with V’s…

    SO HAPPY for Chicago Fire!

    Too bad Brookklyn Nine Nine is failing. It is the BEST NEW COMEDY of the 2013 – 2014 season for sure.

  • BenA

    an option could be re-runs of Scandal but Castle would be a good choice, too.

  • TV Viewer

    Last night there was a baseball Wild Card game (8:00 PM TBS) and I wonder if that had any impact on the ratings?

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