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.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    I’m sorry if I offended anyone by sharing my observation of how young skewing The Mindy Project is and how old skewing NCIS is.
    I have nothing against either show, I don’t watch either anyways.

    NCIS’ median age is in the mid 50’s, while Mindy’s is in the high 30’s.

  • BigBrotherFan


    What are you sorry about? It’s true though because old ppl love their NCIS and Mark Harmon

  • Maximillian

    @max the advertisers are not interested in shield’s male skewing as reaching out to eight year olds is not what they are aiming at.

    @Ron, want to try that comment again, but maybe this time try to make some sense?

    Advertisers are always interested in the male 18-49 demo, its probably the most valuable demo to advertisers. Men don’t watch live TV (except sports) in nearly the same capacity as women. So the few shows that have high male 18-49 demos, they can get away with SLIGHTLY lower ratings if they are capturing that male audience. Family Guy, The Simpsons, and oddly enough Big Bang Theory also all have high male 18-49 demos. SHIELD has a long way to fall before it would be in trouble.

  • Dorothy5334

    Posted October 23, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    We are only a month (give or take a week) into the tv season and NBC is already pulling Chicago Fire for 2 whole weeks. I know about tv show scheduling and the need for breaks but this early in the season is a clearly a sign of NBC’s lack of faith in the show.

    I am still waiting though for that 2-season renewal announcement that was said is coming…

    Dante it’s normal.. They decide their breaks way on advance stop spinning your web of lies and nonsense to further your pathetic narcissism.. Besides.. I thought from the get go that you made up that lie trying to act like a Chicago fan saying it would be renewed for 2 yrs.. No way in he** it would be renewed up front for a 2yr renewal. I think you made it up so you would have something else to talk about..

    I am a fan and I knew no way it would be renewed for 2 yrs at they point..

  • BigBrotherFan

    I did not say anything offensive so why was my post deleted? I just said old ppl love NCIS and it’s true

  • Christian

    Change in A18-49 for last night Y2Y:
    CW= +150%
    CBS= +4%
    NBC= 0%
    ABC= -6%
    FOX= -40%

  • Dorothy5334

    Posted October 23, 2013 at 8:44 AM
    Why do people give Dante any attention? This is what he wrote October 19th:

    Posted October 19, 2013 at 4:34 PM
    I am kind of changing my tune on Chicago Fire. I watch a few episode today and, well, I may have some apologizing to do.

    Dante tries “changing his tune” to Chicago Fire to get attention. Now he’s back to doing his insane criticism of a show to get more attention. Either he likes the show or he doesn’t, either way why does it matter? He’s obviously fixated on it for some reason.

    And no, this isn’t another Dante. It’s the exact words and grammar structure he’s used before.
    No way that’s not him… Besides he would NEVER change his mind nor say that he is… It’s not in his nature.

  • Hardline_Pro

    Finally POI beats Chicago Fire!

  • Dorothy5334

    Posted October 23, 2013 at 8:49 AM
    Be proud POI fans. With NBC pulling CF for 3 weeks, your show has the opportunity to grow and cement itself as Tuesdays’s #1 broadcast drama. By the time CF comes back on November 12th, it will be at or around a 1.7 and POI will be earning a solid 2.1-2.3
    I’m gonna remember that you said that Chicago fire will only get 1.7 your gonna be wrong… I can’t wait..

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    @Reprise @Benz

    Actually, I don’t think I’ve mentioned *his* actual name today in any of my posts (except maybe for a quote I posted). I’m just glad you guys aren’t further fanning the flames!

    ;-) :-)

  • Derrick

    DANTE’S arguments never make sense, even when Chicago fire was stomping POI in the Demo,he was still posting this BS about the show sucking.

    there is no point in ever responding to anyone that stupid.

  • James Noble

    The person who comes on after every Chicago Fire has aired has no life and if they would open their pathetic eyes seem almost all shows accross the board fell again this week in the ratings….sorry but you really need to get a life!

  • ToXiX

    It is so obvious that Dante is a TVBTN worker. There is no way he types all that, manages to be first, on every Wednesday morning.

  • iHeartJoss

    @LANDO’S SON – “P.S. Taraji P.Henson “is a girl on fire”.”

    Oh, yes she is. :) The Emmy and Golden Globe people need to take note. ;)

    @Qrwanda – Let’s hope so. I’d love to know more about Fusco and especially Carter’s backstory. There’s got to be some great stuff to learn about her Iraq days and what she did there and how it all might tie into the machine that was being developed.

    I’m sure they had to test it for accuracy, and I wonder if some of what she did in Iraq goes into that. Plus we’d get to see a bit more of Nathan and more info on how Finch developed the machine and maybe even what Reese was doing then. There’s a lot to cover. And I’m still wondering what happened to Carter’s was it husband? He was military too…

  • Fran

    POI :D

  • chris

    good for the cw, it looks like a good year for the network, but too early to tell. it’s going to be interesting watching a battle of spin-offs TO vs Ravenswood.

  • iHeartJoss

    Question. Does anybody know what the show names in bolded blue or red mean? And what does it mean when it’s just black and not bolded with no hyperlink?

  • Billiam

    Watched last night’s Person of Interest. I agree. Best Episode of the season so far but disagree with a few of you about Shaw. This episode explained much about her, I think. While many CIA operatives such as John burn out due to emotions, I don’t think she ever would have if the CIA hadn’t betrayed her. Anger is the only emotion she feels strongly and it seems, right from wrong.

  • Anna g

    I have just watched PoI and everyone here praising Carter is right. She did rock in this episode, the way she took down that young punk from HR who was spying on her was top notch. She did not have much to do in previous seasons – it’s good writers changed that. Also Shaw’s backstory was well handled – it’s clear now why she behaves they way she does. And Finch has the best line in the episode – ” how much do you know about chemistry?” “Enough”- and the drug lab went boom :)
    Also Supernatural was very good, Castiel finally got laid- pitty that the chick had to die though. Dean’s face when he heard Castiel had sex was absolutely priceless :)

  • TVfanNCISandCastle20

    I am 20 and I still love NCIS, NCIS is for all ages they have those ratings because they earned those ratings.

    Long Live NCIS always.

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