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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  • Jerri

    SHIELD was actually good last night. But a lot of people are watching NCIS live and DVRing SHIELD, so those numbers are a lot better.

  • Ryan Schwartz

    @Wowza – Guess you missed the news that Us & Them is over.

  • Dan

    Wow Originals may be the next Arrow (In terms of airing before Supernatural and both shows doing well)

    Great job it should get a full season. Speaking of full seasons my guess is that Dads and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are doing equally crappy so my guess is Dads may get additional episodes and B99 may get a full season.

  • WoWza

    Brooklyn improves on a lead in less than itself.

    – This is obvious rockmypants.

  • One @ BrieK

    Week two of Lucky 7 got an 0.7. That’s the exact same as that Scandal repeat, but it costs them less cause repeats cost less than new episodes. Ere go, ABC is losing less money airing repeats of Scandal than they would burning off a show that no one cares about.

  • Michael

    With TVD being preempted last week with football, we’ll see if the show can reclaim its number #1 spot on the network. If not, Tuesday is CW’s strongest and most compatible night in the week for the network!

  • senor chang


    I cared. *sniffle*

    (Okay, for one episode, but it was hardly a bad pilot.)

  • Chris_SAdvisor

    Was hoping SPN would hit 1.2, but for CW 1.1 is still great.

    AoS is going to fall further with writing like that. Dendrotoxins produce convulsions and a host of other really nasty effects, but the venom does not knock you out. Or the fact that somehow the ‘handler’ did not notice the woman’s hands changed to a white man’s in the car while driving (they point that out eventually). Just look at the screen in front of you and you will see your hands in your peripheral vision – so imagine them on the steering wheel. Or the lame dialogue “you have filters we could not dream of”. Or the plot holes – Akula is in a room that is shielded from *everything*, yet somehow she is in danger from a wifi signal kill-switch?

    This episode is the worst so far, so hopefully Joss will get his butt back onto the actual team (not just Exec. P), or AoS is bear food by the end of the season.

  • Jerry

    Seems like SHIELD has found its place, and if it gets adjusted up as usual, that would mean only a one tenth drop from last week. It dropped 14 tenths for the first week, 4 tenths for the second week, and 2 tenths for the 3rd week. Seems like it would stabilize, after all there would be some hardcore fans that will watch as long as something has to do with Marvel. (A bit like those Vampire Diaries fans that stick with it as long as the hot trio is there, and there’s vampires involved, which explains its good ratings despite some rough episodes)

    Trophy Wife despite low ratings have held stable since the 2nd week. It does seem that it is able to retain audience quite well week to week, which only shows that it’s struggling only due to a bad timeslot. Should have been part of Wednesday block.

  • busy06

    Sheild is gonna keep going down.
    CBS and NBC were solid for the night
    FOX and ABC have some major problems to figure out on this night.
    CW had a great night for. Both shows 1.1 demo and over 2 million viewers.

  • chloe

    The Voice is hurting NG and MP Ratings

  • BrieK

    Yeah, I didn’t realize Lucky 7 did that poorly. I thought it was around 1.3.

  • Kissan

    I’m glad SHIELD is starting to stabilize in the high 2’s and low 3’s now ABC finally has a hit on Tuesdays. But I wonder why SHIELD went down when The Voice wasn’t on and plus it went down to a 2.6 at 8:30. I don’t know why a lot of people aren’t watching The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife. They’re both good shows but they don’t deserve to be on Tuesdays with an incompatible lead in. They both need to go to Wednesdays, Goldbergs after The Middle and Trophy Wife after Modern Family. SFN and Mixology need to go to Tuesdays, Neighbors needs to get pulled and BITG needs to go to Fridays. I wonder when ABC will listen to us. The NCIS twins are still going strong and POI is very steady against a Voice boosted Chicago Fire. Speaking of Fire, it was a good episode last night. But I wonder why it went down five tenths at 10:30 from a 2.6 to a 2.1.

    FOX comedies are doing alright. New Girl is safe because of syndication but I don’t think it will ever see a 3.0 again except for the superbowl episode. B99 is doing alright but it’s doing like the exact same numbers as Dads which is a little bad. I hope TMP dies and gets cancelled. The Originals went up surprisingly so good for them, but next week will be the real test since Pretty Little Liars (which I’ll be watching live) comes back next Tuesday so I expect The Originals to be heavily DVR’d.

  • John A

    CW creeping back up in ratings. See when they try to make good shows people watch. Now get rid of BATB TCD and Nikita ending they may do even better.

  • Rob

    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…

  • jay

    hasn’t “shield” adjusted up every week so far? i though last nights episode was really the strongest so far…they probably do need to through in a bit more marvel/avengers lore to keep the fanboys engaged. “shield” and “survivor” are literally the only shows i watch live other than sporting events…

  • Michael1

    I wonder if NBC could just give Leno and Fallon the night off on Mondays and Tuesdays and air repeats of their shows, at least while “The Voice” is on. As long as the affiliates receive some sort of infusion from “The Voice”, their repeats don’t seem to have any trouble beating the competition.

  • feinn

    @michael reign will be #1, not tvd..and will shock everyone

  • Samunto

    @Ryan Schwartz

    Makes abit of sense only that NBC still gets blamed for ruining the Thursday comedy block by introducing ‘The Apprentice’ years ago. They will hold on to the Thursday comedy night while hoping for a big hit to give them footing!

    And given how there isn’t a massive hit series on at 9pm, the space is up for grabs!

  • Samu

    NCIS > SHIELD yes!!!!

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