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.

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  • Jeopardy

    Excellent news for NCIS – better ratings than the same episode last year. I think the ratings will continue to rise as people realize how much better the show is without Ziva and Tiva dragging it down. de Pablo leaving has injected a new creative energy into the show – last night’s episode was very well written and acted.

  • Nikki

    Not bad for The Originals.. but SN had more viewers and the same rating.. and that shows in its what 9th season. So i dont know how good that really is… and damn Chicago Fire those are the ratings Parenthood should be getting. Damn networks.

  • Joseph

    I suspect our own Cancellation Bear will soon pay a visit to Fox and devour “Dads” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”.

  • CreacK

    I love how all of Fox’s comedies were either below We Are Men from last week or even with it.

  • iSayso

    I also ditched AoS last night, rightfully so. Except for Ming-Na, everyone else (sorry Clark Gregg) is an Agent of S.U.C.K. It really belongs on the CW, but that toilet is already filled to the brim with stinky excrement. Flush the CW, PLEASE!


    WAY TO GO,PERSON OF INTEREST!!! Holding steady in the 2.1 18-49 demo and over 12 million viewers! Yes,I’m hoping for at least 5 more seasons. :)

  • omabin

    @Sara Bibel, Ultima or anyone who knows,

    Where can I find the number of people in each demo group according to Nielsen? Like to how many 18-49 people a certain 18-49 rating corresponds and to how many 18-34 people a certain 18-34 rating corresponds. I am mostly curious about the 18-34 one. Thanks!

  • queeneeuq

    We might see a rise in Back in the Game because of Toy Story in tomorrow’s ratings and a fall in Super Fun Night just because, either way, Trophy Wife is done by the end of the year.

    ABC’s spring schedule depends on which show gets the back nine. If The Goldbergs get extended, Suburgatory replaces Back in the Game on Wednesdays. If it is BitG, then The Goldbergs gets replaced instead.

    No matter what happens, Super Fun Night is likely to relocate to Trophy Wife’s spot to make way for Mixology. The Neighbors is staying on Fridays because that day is the least of ABC’s problems and The Neighbors is the only other comedy besides Modern Family and The Middle that has a 22 episode commitment.

    By May, it is a fourway fight for renewal between Mixology, Super Fun Night, The Neighbors and whatever’s left between The Goldbergs and Back in the Game.

  • Dorothy5334

    It is totally obvious that Dante works for this blog (TVBTN). We should just take his opinion – and it is his opinion (idiot) with a grain of salt…
    No, I don’t think TVBTN is doing that..

    The truth of the matter is this… I am not a troll, nor am I “Max”- this is the last time I am going to ask mods to check ISP’s to prove that. I will no longer even glorify those accusing me of it with an answer.

    Now, back to the subject at hand. I am not saying anything that is untrue. Without The Voice, the firemen would be barely reaching a 2.0. It would probably be in the middle 1?s in the fall and low 1?s in the spring. That’s just the way it would go without NBC’s strongest show in front of it.

    If NBC was so proud of it, they would try it out elsewhere and see how fast it plummets. It is like Revolution. It is like Smash. It is never going to be anything special for the network and it is probably quite EXPENSIVE to produce as well.
    Yes you are Max, that’s exactly what Max would say last year, trying to get TVBTN to check the THE login for the username when others typed the name Max and spewing more of your ridiculous hate..

    By the way, you don’t just move a show that is doing great or even good in a timeslot.. Last I checked they don’t usually move a show until the season is over or of it’s failing miserable… Are you still thinking it will be cancelled?? Cause it won’t.. By the way you had to eat humble pie last wk when you were wrong about American Horror story Coven.. I believe you had predicted it would be the lowest premiere of all 3 seasons and and wouldn’t even hit a 1.0. I believe it got a 3.0!!! That’s really what solidified it in my eyes that you ARE MAX.. He was hating on AHS last year…

  • JJF

    ABC is in trouble on this night. They should’ve never tried to pair The Goldbergs outside of the Wednesday comedy block. SHIELD is turning into a fairly “meh” performer. It’s marginally above OUAT now and that could change by midseason. The new season is seeming to be quite the wash in terms of new hits. There are a smattering of solid performers but nothing too noteworthy.

  • Ultima

    Where can I find the number of people in each demo group according to Nielsen?

    this site – /2013/08/27/whats-a-tv-rating-and-who-is-it-dating-2013-14-edition/199735/

  • omabin


    Thanks a lot for the fast and efficient answer. Missed that somehow! Thanks!


    I love Person of Interest,and IMO this show is only getting better and better. The chemistry between the cast of the show is great,you can tell that they really enjoy their roles,and as you can see by the steady ratings,the fans are liking what they see each week. Keeep up the good work,POI. :)

  • TheFlyGuy2

    Does anyone know when Suburgatory is supposed to return?

  • dantas


    Preach, brother, preach!

  • AAA

    Half hours for CW, anyone, please?
    Happy for Tuesday layout. Gave a shot to Originals because it’s airing before SPN, and was surprised by its quality. And I gave up on TVD after season 2, felt like I am too old for this high school drama. Anyway, yay for both shows, SPN held well against The Voice, I expected it to drop to 1.0 (and it still may in finals).

  • WillyWonka

    Is whedon running the S.H.E.I.L.D debacle??? I thought he was just brought in to direct the pilot, I can’t believe he has anything more to do with this turd.

    It’s like A-Team but in a plane, only Mr.T was a more believable character than the ‘walked straight out of a teen shampoo commercial but guess what I’m like one of the best hackers in the world’ Chloe Bennet character, not to mention the other half-assed cardboard stereotypes.

    Seriously? It’s writing and concept is on par with last seasons insanely bad (and thinkfully quickly gone) Charlie’s Angels.

    And they ride around in their plane making the world a safer place by thwarting the baddie of the week, how can people even bother with this recycled procedural crap these days?

    No wonder cable shows is what has cultural impact these days, network tv is stuck in an endless loop of crap where it’s not about actually telling an interesting story, but just feeding the viewers the same damn recycled storyline week after week with some new guest-star names.

  • HalCapone

    Another great episode of SHIELD. Nice alternative programming move by ABC competing against stale, cop procedural for grandma and grandpa on Crime Broadcasting Syndicate and the equally stale weight loss show that has exceeded its shelf life. It’s funny how a 22% increase for a show sounds wildly impressive until you find out it is on the kiddie network, The CW and the show went from 0.9 to 1.2.

  • dantas


    you must be REAALLLY well paid to deal with your everyday comments, huh?

  • Carlos

    Dante is Amanda Bynes, and Chicago Fire is Drake. The end.

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