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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October 16th, 2013

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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.



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.

  • iHeartJoss

    I’m not surprised to see the POI ratings go up after last week’s Lady Killer episode. They finally wrote for Carter and put the core team back together (kind of). After half a season plus the first few eps of this one of that not happening, LK was a welcome change that I hope they continue with.

  • Alex

    Regaining hope that if Mindy keeps winning its time slot and out-performs Dads that it MIGHT get a third season.

  • dantas



  • queeneeuq

    Mindy is safe this fall. The real fight is this spring between her and Rebel Wilson.

  • iSayso

    AoS is really Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. So BAD!

  • iHeartJoss


    “When the fall schedules were announced, I read post after post about how POI was going to trash CF. it was going to be no contest at all. From the looks of things, those posters were wrong. They overestimated the power of POI… ”

    No. They underestimated how much people didn’t like the change up in the cast and team. Shaw runs over Reese and takes Carter’s screen time, Finch has been turned into a glorified dispatcher for the most part, and then they just forget about Fusco and focus on Root. Now, I like root, and I am very interested in where her storyline is going, but I like Fusco too. I don’t think the main 4 (Finch/Reese/Carter/Fusco) should ever be overlooked for other people, and that’s where they have been having a problem.

    Ratings went up after Lady Killer. My prediction is that it’s a toss-up of them going down after this week’s episode because it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t particularly good (too much Shaw for me) and I know there are people that want to see next week’s episode from the promos that have come out. Either way, I think ratings will go up after the 10/22 episode if it lives up to the promos I’ve seen.

  • NewEnglandMike

    As a big POI fan, I’m sorry to see it’s not doing the same numbers it got on Thursdays at 9 p.m. But it is doing better than “Vegas” and “Golden Boy.” As an aside, I really liked the look and the cast of Vegas. I really wish it could have been picked up by a Showtime or Starz and be remade to more accurately reflect the scripts (sex and violence). Oh well.

  • Phoenixlighter

    Good for The Originals but it’ll probably go down next week since it’ll be up again against The Voice AND what’s more important the hugely hyped Pretty Little Liars Halloween special, which I expect to hit a 1.4+.

    SPN will be up against the World Premiere of the also highly hyped PLL Spin-Off RAVENSWOOD.

    And in 2 weeks it’ll be The Originals VS. Ravenswood. The battle of the Spin-Offs may begin. Let’s see…

  • Rebecca

    I’m almost caught up on my Monday shows; now I have to catch up on Tuesday’s favorites (B99, Mindy, SPN, Trophy Wife, The Goldbergs, New Girl). Planning to see Toy Story of Terror tonight on ABC. Had a good excuse for missing my Tuesday shows, though, being in the hospital yesterday (just the one day, not overnight) for my planned surgery. Doing fine at home now, ready to catch up (almost done watching Sleepy Hollow, lol). Still need to stream The Walking Dead and Drop Dead Diva some time when the kiddo isn’t around. BTW I think I’d pay to see a fight between Rebel Wilson and Mindy Kaling, LOL. I love them both, though.

  • chezmoi

    When does sport significantly affect the ratings? Was Tuesday an example?
    NCIS is great but…S.H.I.E.L.D. needs to be simpler, it seems more like 21st Century Knight Rider with no obvious baddie and far too many Brits. I am a Briton in England who has already given up on S.H.I.E.L.D.
    I did expect it to be up against NCIS: LA and the Voice. However, no two comic-con shows should compete.

  • CBSviewer

    It’s so good to see that NCIS is still getting high ratings. During the summer, everyone on this website said that SHIELD would kill NCIS but Gibbs is stronger than Marvel :)

  • Aeiouy

    Dummy Always Needs Top Entry

  • Laina


    I agree about Kripke and the dropped storylines. I was really disappointed about the writing off of Ellen, Jo, and Bela and the destruction of the Roadhouse. I wouldn’t say the first five seasons were perfect by any means, although in my opinion they were superior to seasons 6 & 7 (both of which I liked overall but had a lot of issues with certain storylines) and I loved S8 (minus the Sam/Amelia storyline that was boring). S8 even beats out S1 for me (I thought the first season was good but I prefer mytharc over monster-of-the week stories). I feel like the showrunners are more focused right now then they’ve been in years and I love that.

  • Parker Wyeth

    @ Marty It’s off Forbes list of highest paid TV actors(from May 2011-May 2012).
    When I actually went to Forbes website it read differently. After Kutcher was Hugh Laurie and Ray Romano @ $18mil. Romano’s was from People of a Certain Age + residuals from Raymond. I think(?) he was on Parenthood by then. Alec Baldwin tied Harmon @ $15m and then Cryer @ $13m. ( It just reads salary from acting.)

    Johnny Galeki and Jim Parsons each earned $ 8mil. That should jump considerably w/ the new contract.

    @ Big Brother- Harmon’s been making the big bucks for awhile as opposed to Perkin’s short lived HTLWYP. The older folks certainly love him.

  • jT

    New girl will bounce back.

  • Theisssuesarenow

    For a fact POI is doing worse than Vegas! It got a lower demo rating than Vegas week one. I never thought POI would do well in the Tuesday 10 failure slot. Wait til spring when POI will be sub 2.0 because its in the worse time slot on CBS

  • Tom2

    Watched SPN since the beginning, and its long term success despite the amazingly bad management at CW is due largely to Padalecki and Ackles, two actors who should get far more notice than they do. They matured as actors with the good showrunning and writing under Krepki (season 2’s my favorite), managed to carry the show in the awful 6 and 7 seasons (they could not save 7), and have shined (particularly Padalecki) in the revival of 8, and 9 is off to a great start. There is a reason this series has such loyal fans: Jensen and Jared.

  • Derrick

    Dante gets on this site every Wednesday morning and refreshes the home page until the article shows up just so he can be the first to post.

    He is super mad.

  • Da Pauly D

    Hey Dante, I’ll bet you $50 Chicago Fire gets renewed. Despite, Shty retention, it’s still good for NBC

  • Dude

    The CW finally found something that works on Tuesdays.

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