TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Chicago Fire', 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' & 'Trophy Wife' Hit Lows + 'The Voice' & 'Supernatural' Flat

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October 23rd, 2013



Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/8 2.6/7 1.7/5 1.5/4 1.3/4 1.0/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/6 1.5/5 1.2/4 1.5/5 1.1/4 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.023 15.462 5.075 3.501 3.352 2.225

NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49  while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser earned a 2.0, down three tenths from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 premiere rating.  The Voice  matched last week's 4.0 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire tied its season low with 2.1 from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS NCIS notched a 3.0, down a tenth from last week's 3.1 adults 18-49 rating.  NCIS: Los Angeles was even with last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Person of Interest matched last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,  Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hit a new series low with a 2.6, down two tenths from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. The Goldbergs garnered a 1.7, up a tenth from last week's series low 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Trophy Wife fell to a new series low with a 1.2, down a tenth from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Dads scored a 1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5  adults 18-49 rating. Brooklyn Nine-Nine earned a 1.6, up a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl matched last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project was also even with last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Originals earned a 0.9, down two tenths from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Supernatural was flat with last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, October 22, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 3.0 9 18.58
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.6 8 7.13
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.0 6 6.64
FOX Dads 1.4 4 3.61
CW The Originals 0.9 3 2.15
8:30PM FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.6 4 3.78
9:00 PM NBC The voice 4.0 11 12.84
CBS NCIS: LA 2.6 7 14.87
FOX New Girl 1.8 5 3.76
ABC The Goldbergs 1.7 5 5.26
CW Supernatural 1.0 3 2.30
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.4 4 2.86
ABC Trophy Wife 1.2 3 4.03
10:00 PM CBS Person of Interest 2.2 6 12.94
NBC Chicago Fire 2.1 6 7.59
ABC Shark Tank -R 1.1 3 3.45


via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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.

  • Alvar

    Convinced Dante is Max. He hates Chicago Fire, Revenge and American Horror Story (regardless of their ratings). Always pretypes his comments, refreshing the screen waiting for the ratings to be posted so he can get in first with. Only difference is that he doesn’t write show titles in capitals.

  • Theisssuesarenow

    Dreebee while you may be on to something like the mentalist good wife cancelled!! One time i had the first post right after the aricle was posted! Once though! Not every time like Dante! His stream is ah mah zing!!!!


    WAY TO GO, PERSON OF INTEREST!!! :) Last night episode was soooo intense,Team Machine saved a little girl being threatened by the Russian mob and Det.Carter finally went on the offensive against HR,I mean,WOW,it is episodes like last nights that show why POI’s fanbase is so passionate. Person of Interest is one of the best(if not THE best) shows on television right now.

  • Qrwanda

    @iHeartJoss I think fans of great tv are about to get there time well worth it if last nights Person Of Interest stays on course. I heard Fusco is going to have a deeper back story as well. And they are going to also go into what has made Carter the woman she is today (what occurred in Iraq etc.)

    I believe she is going to have a HUGE encounter with HR & Reese is going to have to save her. But as of right now & as last nights episode proved, she don’t need nobody’s help!

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    He probably just F5’s the All Posts page with his “response” all copied and ready to paste.

  • Qrwanda

    Speak on it Lando, speak on it! lol

  • AllOfHerTw!st


    I happened to be refreshing every few seconds this morning as I was anxious for ratings news, and the absolute SECOND the Tuesday ratings article appeared there was a long post from Dante attached. Ergo, he works for TVbTN or is affiliated with them in some way. Perhaps to generate more ratings traffic and get people worked up? Whatever the reason it feels like a sleazy practice and undermines the site, and should stop.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Samantha McGarrigle
    I would very surprised if there wasn’t some combination of racism and misogyny in the way Mindy Kaling is being referred to on this board.

    I love women and Indians (Outsourced was one of my favorite shows). Mindy is just plain irritating to me.

  • iHeartJoss

    @Petar “Taraji Henson for EMMY NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW she is beyond awesome.”

    YES. Ms. Henson should get an Emmy for the work she’s doing. She’s totally taking it to another level.

    I don’t think the show needs another female lead, just some good recurring female characters which it already had, hence its success. And let’s not forget that it also had some great/interesting women show up for the one-off number of the week stuff.

  • Jay

    @AllOfHerTwist: Yes, very strange about the Troll. But, Bill, Amanda or somebody gave a logical explanation within the last two weeks. I am very confident that they would never compromise the integrity of the site. They offer welcomed opinions, but pretty much stick to facts. After all, they are dealing with numbers.

  • Samantha McGarrigle

    @AllOfHerTw!st I can totally get how some people find her irritating. Personally, I like that she’s not an angel and I think her show is smartly written.

    TMP is far more of an ensemble than people give it credit for (it’s not a one-woman show).

    But comments like the person comparing her to something you step on that gets stuck on your shoe (like dog poop I’m assuming) is not right. There’s a strange way every Wednesday this board gets flooded with pointless and unhelpful Mindy bashing that is uncalled for.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Samantha McGarrigle
    But comments like the person comparing her to something you step on that gets stuck on your shoe (like dog poop I’m assuming) is not right

    I think he was talking about the show, not her.


    I just love Taraji P. Henson aka Det.Carter,more and more as I continue to watch the excellent Person of Interest, every week,this show NEVER dissapoints me,IMHO,this is one of television’s finest and most underrated series. :) P.S. Taraji P.Henson “is a girl on fire”.

  • Candy

    Random question, but did NBC ever make an official statement regarding Siberia? Will they ever?

  • Sean

    Good for Goldbergs and POI

  • CBSviewer

    @ Hoyt

    Could someone tell me why does NCIS have such huge numbers? 20 million viewers?! Why is that show so damn especial?!

    Probably because NCIS is a “special” kind of procedural. The Cases are not the heart of the Show (contrary to CSI or Criminal Minds). It’s a Show for the whole Family with lovable Characters and great stories.

  • Benz

    It actually sounds like the Chicago Franchise will be a trilogy where it covers the fire department, police department, and they probably bring back ER since ER was set in Chicago to cover the medical field.

    Dick Wolf already spoke about wanting a trilogy for the Chicago franchise.

    Look for ER to return guys.

  • Reprise


    The fact remains, if people just ignored Dante and not give him the audience he’s looking for, he’ll get bored and go away. He’s clearly doing it because people are biting in huge numbers to his posts.

    I’m in no way praising him, but clearly from spending a few minutes a day writing something to post with each respective ratings post, he has built up a fanbase with little to no effort on his part.

    Basically, he’s like a master fisherman, casting out a line and getting bites everytime.

  • Benz

    @ Reprise: You’re right the last thing you want to do is feed the troll. I’m planning on not addressing him anymore.

  • Dorothy5334

    Posted October 23, 2013 at 8:39 AM
    “Doesn’t seem like something a network would do who was invested in a show.”

    Dante, 22-24 episodes in 36-39 weeks dictates a total of a few months off whether it be a few at a time or with some shows months at a time. Someone who supposedly knows so much shouldn’t be oblivious to that common sense fact.
    I was wondering the same thing… His delusions are getting worse and worse… Besides she was wrong most of the time.. Even I coulda told him that the show would drop.. Not too surprising. He thinks he’s some great fortune teller.

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