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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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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  • WoWza

    MIndy is too low to warrant renewal. Though it should be noted that it is not falling.

    Also, those three additional scripts for Dads should be written – and aired as a finale to tie the show up to be aired on Sundays .

  • Snoot

    Really disappointed in New Girl’s ratings and B99. Both great shows.

  • WoWza

    Minday has a fan base. Move it – It gets a 1.4 no matter what New GIrl is. IF it can get a 1.4 on Fridays great . Move it there.

  • Paleonut

    Wow! Loving Supernatural’s numbers & surprised by The Originals… Tuesdays are looking amazing for The CW! Very interested to see if/how they adjust.

  • sally

    NCIS<NCIS LA, and POI are all good

  • fringegot5seasons

    SHIELD is continuing a slow erode. I doubt it will have good numbers in spring. No real stand outs this night except NCIS back to the 3s. What a sad night for Fox but the CW has two shows above a 1, that’s cause for celebration when ABC and Fox comedies aren’t far off.

  • Ryan Schwartz

    If NBC could throw Biggest Loser on Thursdays from 8-9 and get that number, that solves one problem. They could easily move THE VOICE results up to 8 and throw the Chicago Fire spinoff on at 9 on Tuesdays in midseason.

  • eridapo

    Hey Dante… Why not use your forum name from last year, I believe most everyone around here suspects that you really are “Max” by your actions: first to post with pre-written forum post, Hatred for one particular show, and after posting once you leave the forum for the whole day….

    We wont hold you to your vowed never to return to the forum, So just call yourself Max.

  • WoWza

    New GIrl is fine. Its a hit for FOX. Its good, with L + 7 people do watch it just not the youngsters who watch it on the computer and on DVR if they can afford it.

  • r0ckmypants

    @WoWza – “Also, Brooklyn Nine Nine is doing so good in comparison to everything else, actually.”

    “Mindy is too low to warrant renewal.”

    Huh? Brooklyn Nine-Nine is only one tenth above Dads and The Mindy Project. How is it doing “so good” but then Mindy is “too low to warrant renewal?”

  • senor chang

    Not great but not terrible for Chicago Fire. NBC has bigger fish to fry, anyhow. I would consider moving it next season, though: it could shore up an hour on Wednesday/Thursday where NBC needs the most support.

    Decent premiere for The Biggest Loser and still strong for The Voice.

    ABC’s big mistake was putting all of their eggs in SHIELD’s basket. You can’t build an entire night of new programming on one hit (modestly-rated hit, at that). I expect a lot of changes midseason, including the return of the Dancing results show somewhere and some comedy shuffling.

    Nothing worth commenting on for CBS, though you have to wonder where NCIS is going to be in the spring if it’s already hovering right at a 3.

    The FOX 8PM hour is exceeding my expectations, honestly. Dads is holding up better than I thought but it’s still likely to be cancelled. Isn’t it doing about what Raising Hope was doing in the slot last season? Brooklyn 9-9 is doing marginally better numbers, but relative to Dads it also has stronger creative legitimacy and a more enthusiastic fanbase. It’s still very much a player for renewal.

    (Yikes at New Girl, though. Hard to believe that there was a time it was pulling mid-to-high 3s.)

    Somebody at CW headquarters is getting plastered right now.

  • Mary

    Great show last night Supernatural, felt “on” again, unlike the last couple of seasons. :-) Nice work to Mark Sheppard and Alaina Huffman, and Osric Chau, who is now FAMILY. Finally, Jared Padalecki, you’re going to kill me with the awesomeness of your acting. And Jensen Ackles, you and Alaina Huffman are great together.

  • senor chang

    regarding Dante, don’t feed the troll.

  • One

    All who have not watched Brooklyn 9-9 must begin doing so immediately. Non-compliance will be met with overwhelming force leading to incalculable agony.

    You’ve been warned.

  • TJ

    I’m thrilled for Supernatural. Admittedly I was holding my breath, but nice to see it standing strong in week 2. It makes me happy to see that the CW has a strong Wednesday night line-up so far. I may have to give TO a chance as long as it’s free of TVD triangle crap.

  • WoWza

    Next season – It might be risky but Im calling it. Us and Them will be renewed along with 99 new girl and Hope. Thats four shows and they need one , onl one , Hit comedy (emphasis on Hit) for next season to really focus on. So greenlight two, and replace a failure with the other show.

  • BrieK

    I don’t understand why networks pull new shows and replace them with repeats. A new episode of Lucky 7 could have got better ratings than that Scandal repeat.

  • baja7475

    I’m so glad that Dads went up, last night’s episode was hilarious. Haven’t laughed that hard in a long time!!!!

  • Timothy W.

    I love how The Originals did not premiere too high but it’s been incredibly stable since the start. These kind of reliable, good ratings definitely point towards a second season.

  • tj

    Wowza you remind me of a contestant on Fear Factor with your Yes, please. Ryan, I agree. I keep looking at Chicago Fires numbers and wonder why all the hate when it’s doing good for NBC. Compared to what they have anyway. Whoever said The Originals is the new Arrow,no. Arrow through at least the 1st half of their 1st season hit a 1.4 constant 1.2 and 1.3’s. Then it dropped from there. Even VD in it’s heyday was passing a 1.4. The Originals 1.1 and 1.0’s are good but not spectacular. By the end of the season it will stabilize to the 0.7 or 0.8 range. Good for another season. Good job SN. Why is dad’s so low? Seth Green should equal ratings, he’s quite funny. Does the writing suck? Anybody, I haven’t watched.

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