TV Ratings Tuesday: 'NCIS', 'Chicago Fire' & 'The Originals' Rise, 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' & 'New Girl' Fall, 'The Biggest Loser' Returns Down

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.8/8 2.6/7 1.6/5 1.5/4 1.1/3 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.4/4 1.2/4 1.7/5 1.0/3 1.0/3
Total Viewers (million) 9.314 15.175 5.010 3.281 3.048 2.256

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

On NBC, the season premiere of The Biggest Loser earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating down 27 percent from a 3.0 for last season’s two hour premiere on Sunday, January 6. It was the series lowest rated premiere ever.  The Voice  earned a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating, up 30 percent from last week’s clip show but down 13 percent from a 4.5 for the most recent Tuesday original two weeks ago. Chicago Fire scored a 2.4 up 14 percent from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS NCIS notched a 3.0 up 7 percent from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. The 100th episode of  NCIS: Los Angeles matched  last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Person of Interest garnered a  2.1  up 5 percent from last week’s series low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,  Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. earned a 2.7 down 7 percent from last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Goldbergs garnered a series low 1.6 down 16 percent from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Trophy Wife fell to a 1.3 down 7 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Dads scored a 1.4 up 8 percent from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Brooklyn Nine-Nine matched last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl garnered a 1.8 down 14 percent from last week's 2.1  adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project matched last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Originals earned a 1.1, up 22 percent from last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Supernatural scored a 1.1 down 8 percent from a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating for last week’s premiere.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, October 15, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 3.0/9 18.43
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.7/8 7.68
NBC The Biggest Loser - Season Premiere 2.2/7 7.00
FOX Dads 1.4/4 3.40
CW The Originals 1.1/3 2.20
8:30 FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.5/4 3.41
9:00 NBC The Voice 3.9/10 12.69
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.6/7 14.68
FOX New Girl 1.8/5 3.48
ABC The Goldbergs 1.6/4 5.08
CW Supernatural 1.1/3 2.31
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.4/4 2.83
ABC Trophy Wife 1.3/3 4.07
10:00 NBC Chicago Fire 2.4/7 8.25
CBS Person of Interest 2.1/6 12.42
ABC Scandal - R 0.7/2 2.77



In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

via NBC press note:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's original "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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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.

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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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Dante

    I’m ready from the excuses Chicago Fire fans (not that there are many on here)…

    – Is it the SOA effect at 10PM?
    – Catfish finale on MTV?
    – Only an hour of a NEW Voice as a lead-in as opposed to 2-hours?
    – Worry about the debt ceiling and shutdown?

    I’m pulling at strings here because I can’t imagine how these numbers are going to be spun as “good” when the show barely retained 60 percent of The Voice audience and isn’t doing much in the demo either as compared to NBC’s Monday hit- The Blacklist. Plus, chances of adjusting down are high.

    So, give me reasons (beyond the excuses I made) as to why this is good for NBC and why the show is “heading” (which it isn’t) to a third season renewal?

    OH- and to that one poster- we are now what, one week away from this supposed NBC announcement of a 2-season CF renewal because the big heads at the network just adore this show, right?


    Oh and just for reference purposes:

    10:00 p.m.
    CBS – Person of Interest
    Viewers: 12.75 million (#1), A18-49: 2.2/ 6 (#2)

    NBC – Chicago Fire
    Viewers: 8.89 million (#2), A18-49: 2.6/ 7 (#1)


    10:30 p.m.
    CBS – Person of Interest
    Viewers: 12.09 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#1t)

    NBC – Chicago Fire
    Viewers: 7.61 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#1t)

    A 2.6 to a 2.1 and a loss of over a million viewers at the half. LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RandyL

    Chicago Fire is not dead or dying it’s still going strong!

  • CC

    GO NCIS!

  • Gio

    Great night for CW!

  • Cody

    Shield has somewhat stabilized, good. I think Wheedon hit his stride and give a few Avengers cameos we shall have a solid hit on our hand.

  • Brian

    Wow, Tuesdays work pretty amazing for TheCW! Congrats to Supernatural – they def. deserve it!

  • Timmy G

    YAY Originals! I know it didn’t have the voice competition but I don’t care, it’s still valid. I suspect a full season pick up in the next few hours.

  • Carl

    Going against a new Voice episode I thought SPN was going to have a bigger drop than that. (I know it could adjust down). That genuinely surprises me.

    This hasn’t been a great season for sitcoms has it?

  • casey

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D dropped again but should still be safe.
    The Biggest Loser falls again, I think altough reduced to one hour did not help…I think the bear might start to get hundry

  • psychic

    Dante, first poster as usual. For someone who hates Chicago Fire you certainly spend a lot of your life typing up long messages about it.

  • LOL

    LOL @ ABC

  • M

    Dante needs serious help.

  • Edward

    Great numbers for Fire! Great episode last night!

    Loser did better than expected.

    Goldbergs did worse.

  • Bright

    SHIELD has still good ratings, but they don’t seem so good because of all the expectation they made about it. At other random show, it would be clasified as a ‘hit’ in these times we are. Shame on them for such a tacky show.

  • James

    Shield needs to stop dropping. They also need to kill-off a majority of the supporting cast and replace them with people who can act.

  • eridapo

    CW — Without the Voice competition, the Originals perked up slightly. Typical night for Supernatural. I’m really liking Alaina Huffman and Mark Sheppard in their villainy roles. The CW must be happy that its two shows remained above a 1.0 and 2 Million viewers.

    CBS has to be happy that at this night is holding to form. All shows held. POI had one of those episodes that is filler for some and made you think that Mr. Reese was losing his “badassness”, but the way the episode had Mr. Reese handled the couple was a reminder that he has not gone too soft.

    NBC — The Voice did its job — it kept NBC in the game. It led to a CF that without it would be second @ 10PM.

    ABC must be glad MAOS seems to be stabilizing, but when you consider there was no Voice competition you have to wonder if it would not have fallen a little more. The rest of the night is forgettable.

    FOX is in the mid 1s for the whole night, but without knowing the 18-34 demo one can not comment on whether they are happy with these results for the night. NG has lost its shine though.

  • Cyrax86

    The Goldbergs! :( SHIELD seems to be a major disappointment, it’s falling faster than No Ordinary Family three years ago!

  • HB

    Good Tuesday for CW!

  • DenverDean

    TV again had to spill over to 10:01 – every TV episode has an extra minute or two. Cue the NBC press release how the 10 pm dramas prelim INCREASED over FINAL of previous week. Notice they never issue a release after the ratings are adjusted. CF is retaining about 60% of 9:30 portion of TV. It’s OK, but not great considering ABC is basically airing a test pattern.

  • Charmed

    Ouch @ S.H.I.E.L.D, and the only way is down. Great for SPN considering!

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