ABC's 'The Goldbergs' is Up + 'SHIELD' is Tuesday's #1 TV Show for the 5th Straight Week in Key Men

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October 23rd, 2013


via press release:

ABC Tuesday Prime (8-11pm – 5.1 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49);  ABC’s Tuesday lineup was up week to week in Adults 18-49 (+6%) and beat Fox on the night by 13% (1.7/5 vs. 1.5/4).


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (8-9pm – 7.1 million and 2.6/8 in AD18-49): ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. earned a strong second place in the 8 o’clock hour with Adults 18-49 to CBS’ NCIS, beating NBC’s The Biggest Loser by 30% (2.0/6) and Fox’s comedies by 73% (1.5/4).   It was once again the #2 scripted TV show on Tuesday in Adults 18-49 (tie).  The ABC drama continued to win its hour with Adults 18-34 and key Men (M18-34/M18-49) to rank as Tuesday’s #1 TV show for the 5th week in a row in Men 18-34 and Men 18-49. 


·         S.H.I.E.L.D. paced within 1-tenth of its week-ago Adult 18-49 Fast Affiliate rating. Please Note: The show has been going up by at least 1-tenth of a rating point each week in the National ratings.


The Goldbergs (9-9:30pm – 5.3 million and 1.7/5 in AD18-49): At 9pm, The Goldbergs was up week to week by 4% in Total Viewers and 6% in Adults 18-49.  Outdrawing Fox’s New Girl (3.8 million and 1.8/5) in the half-hour by 1.5 million viewers and running in a virtual-tie with Adults 18-49, The Goldbergs was Tuesday’s most-watched comedy for the 5th straight week.


Trophy Wife (9:30-10pm – 4.0 million and 1.2/3 in AD18-49): Holding better than 90% retention week to week in viewers (98%) and young adults (92%), ABC’s Trophy Wife was Tuesday’s 2nd-most-watched comedy, behind only The Golbergs and topping all 4 of Fox’s comedies on the evening.


Shark Tank - R (10-11pm – 3.5 million and 1.1/3 in AD18-49): At 10pm, ABC’s encore Shark Tank improved the hour week to week in viewers (+35%) and young adults (+83%).


  • HeadlessHorseman (formerly JacobYates)

    But Trophy Wife was also Tuesdays lowest RATED comedy, but why should they care about that when it held better than 90% retention in 2 irrelevant demos?

  • Randy S

    ABC has funny press releases, they make even the worst ratings look good. But I’m sure advertisers can easily read between the lines and realize ABC is just making themselves look better than they actually are. SHIELD is a hit, and at least The Goldbergs is solid. But Trophy Wife has terrible ratings. At least Shark Tank’s rerun is doing better then reruns of Scandal in that slot.

  • Shepherd

    Hey, whatever floats your boat ABC. ;)

  • dantas

    Hahahaha. You gotta love these ABC press releases :)

  • harry

    move the goldbergs after the middle and trophy wife after modern family while its still time. it is bad to waste their compatibility with the middle and modern family respectively…

    stupid abc.

  • Yeppers

    This press release shows why they need to bring a show like BODY OF PROOF back ASAP. Bragging about 98% retention week to week for a show with a 1.2? They have so many glaring holes in their schedule, they could use some spackle…

  • Alecia

    If I’m ever having a bad day, all I have to do is read an ABC press release to feel better.

  • Dan S

    Memo to ABC, please move Goldbergs to Wed at 8:30. Thank You.

  • fringegot5seasons

    LMAO @ ‘Key Men,’ when has ABC ever targeted that demographic? They’ve always aimed towards Women, but whatever helps them sleep at night ;)

  • Matt

    Well, the statements about SHIELD and the Goldbergs are very accurate. SHIELD is the #1 Tuesday show across all key male demos and was the #2 scripted show of the night. The Goldbergs was also the most watched comedy. Nothing funny about that at all. Plus, Shark Tank repeated extremely well.

  • Matt

    SHIELD and Scandal both have big shares for ABC. SHIELD with 8 and Scandal with 9.

  • kcekada

    I have a feeling ABC is hoping that numbers will increase for AOS and The Goldbergs long term. Of the two shows, I think Goldbergs is superior — because of the excellent cast. Without the Marvel umbrella, SHIELD would be dying a slow death. They really need to fill the hole left by the lottery show.

  • Ryan

    I love the goldbergs. one the best new comedy show out there!!

  • Billy

    More Goldbergs, please, – and air it after”the Middle” – feels like the right combo, ABC!

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