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.

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.

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    The biggest loser seems to be ABC as SHIELD down again & TG & TW both hit series lows

    NBC’s TBL has lowest debut ever & The Voice is off from most recent non-clip show, while CF ticks up nicely–NO CAUSE FOR ALARM

    FOX has Dads up(?) but entire sked below 2.0 (here’s looking at you, NEW GIRL)

    Nice numbers for The CW

    Nice also for entire CBS slate

  • Dan

    Really bad numbers for Goldbergs and Trophy Wife, two great shows that should be on Wednesdays. Not dying on Tuesdays.

    ABC is never going to have another hit comedy if they don’t pair there shows better.

  • Kate

    Everyone at ABC and Fox has got to be a little nervous that two CW shows are notching numbers close to theirs. Solid numbers for The Originals, Supernatural, The Voice, and Chicago Fire.

    On another note – does anyone know why that Dante guy hates Chicago Fire so much? I’ve never seen someone so personally offended by a show. Also imo I’m thinking yes NBC will definitely be renewing Chicago Fire, it’s winning for it’s time slot and it’s not like they exactly have a lot to replace it with.

  • Chicco

    CW are doing really well this season , smart leadership
    1st the fixed wed. Last year with Arrow and they are fixing Tursdays with the originals this week , they need to work on their mondays next year and by then they will have a pretty strong lineup up with tvd carrying thursdays

  • Raz

    I have honestly tried to like Agents of Shield. The first episode was great but it seems to have lost its shine with the following episodes until last night about half way through, I turned it off and watched the super hero special on PBS. Sorry Joss.

  • WoWza

    Ryan – youre right.This is shocking. FOX baffles me sometimes. This is literally insane. Im really angry. I looked it up. Us and Them is effectively canceleld , but it looked great. New Girl isnt edgy yet it is the highest show. Wow. Just wow. I dont know what to say.

  • r0ckmypants

    @WoWza – “Next season – It might be risky but Im calling it. Us and Them will be renewed along with 99 new girl and Hope.”

    Oh, okay… I get it now. You’re just delusional.

    “Brooklyn improves on a lead in less than itself.”

    It improved by one tenth to a level that is still crappy. And even though it’s marginally higher, Dads at least managed to improve this week while Brooklyn Nine-Nine did not.

  • KJ

    @John A: dont forget HOD, another huge flop.

  • WoWza

    Ryan – youre right.This is shocking. FOX baffles me sometimes. This is literally insane. Im really angry. I looked it up. Us and Them is effectively canceleld , but it looked great. New Girl isnt edgy yet it is the highest show. Wow. Just wow. I dont know what to say. This is shocking news.

    ITs the only show many people were looking forward to. I am so shocked

  • TV Viewer

    NCIS back up to 3.0 and probably will be adjusted higher.

    Last night’s episiode on the dangers of being a woman in Afganistan was a very good episode indeed.

    No wonder Mark Harmon is the fourth highest paid actor on television according to a survey that was just released.

  • Sierra

    Personally I think Trophy Wife sucks, much prefer SFN so I’m glad that’s on Wednesdays instead

  • Shawn

    As great as it is when ratings stabalize, folks saying shows are dead because they drop is ridiculous. Shows fluctuate. It doesn’t mean anything.

  • Samunto

    With everyone talking about how good ‘Trophy Wife’ would do behind MF…. i hope it’s not the same as how we mostly thought ‘Surburgutory’ would do….

  • buttondiet

    I guess fans of the Originals had no idea it was moving to Tuesday last week, nice to see the numbers back where they were. New Girl is going to end up limping to syndication! Everything else on Fox Tuesdays is a meal for the Bear.

  • The 47th

    SHIELD is a major disappointment, but I believe it will get a second season. I’m not sure after that.

  • Jon

    Don’t get the people saying Supernatural is great again. It hasn’t been a must see show since season 5 when Kripke left.

    Its yet another show that good ratings has in fact been a curse for it because the writers have run out of ideas. Its like Bones, Castle, CSI, Criminal Minds. Shows that all has jumped the shark.

  • Setheriel

    Glad to see POI inching back up. Really great episode last night, and next weeks looks great as well.

    Gave AoS one last try, and it was just too awful to watch. They really need to get rid of Fitz Simmons pair as they are unbearably unfunny. Less screen time for Shaw and Skye, more for Melinda and Coulson. That would fix the show up a bit. Oh, and an entire team of new writers who know how to write dialogue, not campy grade school humor. Just my opinion.

    Chicago Fire great as usual. Wasn’t sure about the show in the beginning of the first season. Sooo glad I stuck with it as its now a favorite of mine.

  • Sparky

    Wow when was the last time that the CW had 2 shows on the same night above 1.0. Nice job

  • WoWza

    Going back on that comment. Us and Them is cancelled before airing. Im shocked. But still, if they are going with a tuesday strategy of comedies they are going to renew new girl and nine nine , and Hope. Hope deserves another season.

    This could change if FOX moves glee. In this case, they should have glee, a new show, and then new girl – maybe keeping Hope for filler . This is probably the best strategy.

    rockmypants – I am delusional :) . But usually I have a knack for these things base don the tone of shows. I often think I could be a scheduler for life. For all networks. They should just hire me.

  • Cameron

    Dads only improved b/c people are tuning in earlier for their brooklyn nine nine fix (myself included.) B99 by far the best comedy to come out inyeeaaaarss!!!!!

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