TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Supernatural' Returns Up, 'NCIS', 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' & 'Chicago Fire' Down + 'Trophy Wife' & 'Dads' Flat

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October 9th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/8 2.4/7 1.8/5 1.6/5 1.3/4 1.0/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/7 1.3/4 1.2/4 1.7/6 1.2/4 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 9.211 14.776 5.384 3.362 3.401 2.229

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

On NBC, The Voice clip show earned a 2.9  adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from the 3.0 last year's clip show earned. Chicago Fire scored a 2.2, down four tenths from last week’s 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS NCIS notched a 2.7, down eight tenths from last week's 3.5 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: Los Angeles earned a 2.6, down a tenth from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Person of Interest  fell a tenth from last week's 2.1 to a series low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,  Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. earned a 2.8, down half a ratings point from last week's 3.3 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic.  The Goldbergs garnered a 2.0, down two tenths from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Trophy Wife was even with last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Dads matched last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Brooklyn Nine-Nine scored a 1.5, up a tenth from last week's 1.4  adults 18-49 rating. New Girl garnered a 2.1, up two tenths from last week's 1.9  adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project notched a 1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW,  The Originals earned a 0.9, down a tenth from its 1.0 adults 18-49 premiere rating. The season premiere of Supernatural earned a 1.2, up from from last season's 0.8 adults 18-49 premiere rating. This year's premiere was the most-watched since 2010.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, October 8, 2013:


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 2.9 8 10.03
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.8 9 7.79
CBS NCIS 2.7 8 17.87
FOX Dads 1.3 4 3.11
CW The Originals 0.9 2 1.90
8:30PM FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.5 4 3.37
9:00 PM CBS NCIS: LA 2.6 7 14.78
ABC The Goldbergs 2.0 5 5.73
FOX New Girl 2.1 6 3.99
CW Supernatural -Premiere 1.2 3 2.50
9:30PM ABC Trophy Wife 1.4 4 4.69
FOX The Mindy Project 1.4 4 2.97
10:00 PM NBC Chicago Fire 2.2 6 7.58
CBS Person of Interest 2.0 6 11.68
ABC Scandal -R 1.0 3 3.22


In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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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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  • Dante

    OH, and the FIRE is starting to cool already…

    Would you look at that? The Voice airs a 2-hour clip show and Chicago Fire drops. Imagine if The Voice only aired it for an hour and something else lead-in to Chicago Fire? The numbers would be even lower.

    So… drop? Check.
    drop at the 1/2 hour? Check. (2.3 TO 2.0 and a loss of over a million viewers)
    possibility of a tenth adjustment down later today? Check.

    If this show can barely muster a 2.0 with a Voice clip show, it would no doubt be in the one’s with any other lead-in.

    Go ahead people. Tell me what a success this is for NBC. Tell me how they must be so impressed and happy with the performance. LMAO.

    See yah next week.

  • Edward

    Decent retention for Chicago Fire!

  • Steven

    What the hell happen to Chicago Fire

  • Tommy M.

    Nailed my AoS prediction! 15% isn’t a horrible decline for the 3rd episode, but it still needs to settle before predicting what’s going to happen with it.

  • RandyL

    Damn. Why are the ratings down so much?

  • Adam Stabelli

    Because the shows are not that good.

  • Rono

    Wow at SPN.

  • MattR

    Wow to Supernatural

  • Dillan

    The Originals did pretty good. Hoping it’s adjusted up.

    Very good for Supernatural!

  • eelna

    Supernatural doesn’t have a big competition as the originals, that’s why it is better.

  • Joe

    Amazing and so well deserved for Supernatural

  • Dante


    It is starting the inevitable decline toward cancellation. Duh!

  • Bee

    OMG what happened to NCIS? lol it crashed.

    still waiting for SHIELD to stabilize, but we’re close. will probably be in the 2.4-2.7 area.

    great for the originals! managed to do almost the same as its hyped premiere behind its parent show.

    ABC and FOX comedies (besides new girl) still in trouble.

  • ravi

    Very good points Dante.

  • Colin

    Great for Chicago fire! Didnt expect that!

  • 939484503

    9 years later & it’s above a 1.0 that’s an accomplishment for the CW

  • AcE

    AoS is falling hard, Revolution 2.0. Won’t make it to season 2.

    TVD will be #3 for the CW, Arrow and SPN will take over.

  • Dan S

    Here comes Dante ready to trash Chicago Fire being down from last week. Supernatural did really well on its move to Tues & at least Goldbergs is hanging in there at 2.0 nearly matching New Girl.

  • Paleonut

    Way to go Supernatural! That’s got to be pretty unusual for a show in it’s ninth season… but then, SPN’s not your usual show ;-) Loved all the new possibilities & very much looking forward to where the season takes us!

  • Setheriel

    Glad I gave AOS another chance as last nights episode was the best so far, imo. 15% isn’t too bad a drop, but next week will truly tell the tale. If we see a 15% or more drop next week again, it may be time to worry.

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