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.



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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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  • Scandalicious

    Overall a pretty solid night for everyone. I am really sad to see that Trophy Wife dropped. At this point I am trying to not love it anymore because I know it will be canceled. I am so glad that B99 is up! It was actually really close to New Girl! I am also glad Mindy is solid. Hopefully SHIELD can finally be done falling. I really think it is a fun show and I want to see it stick around. Another great Tuesday for The CW – even if it wasn’t quite as good as last week!

  • Mary

    Yay! NCIS beat Shield. Go NCIS!!

  • s0303

    good-bye trophy wife…too bad, it was a good show.

  • cyn

    “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.

  • Michael1

    Woo-hoo for “Person of Interest”.

  • Missy

    I’ll never understand how Bones with their over 2.0 steady ratings are being packed off to Fridays while FOX comedies are getting pitiful ratings like those. Unbelievable.

  • Joey

    @ Dante please stop with the hate on CF. It’s mean spirited and getting old. I hate coming on here because you always leave a rotten taste to my mouth and end up resenting this site. Please Stop

  • Data

    Max, you can stop pretenting to be someone else now.

  • Rebecca

    So far I’ve only seen Trophy Wife and part of The Goldbergs but will stream everything else soon (too much for me on Tuesday nights: B99, Mindy, NG, SPN). I really hope Trophy Wife stays on the air; it’s so funny. The Goldbergs, too.

  • João Paulo

    Go POI go (awesome episode last night)

  • jupiter3765

    shield sinks week after weak after weak

  • zerg

    The Goldebergs doesn’t look so bad when New Girl got only 1.8

  • Petar

    Person of ineterest can hit 13 million viewers in finals. Well deserve. I think POI take some boost from syndication deal. I mena after WB take so much money they made it available on demand on cbs.com itune etc. Only one think WB. Sell it to NETFLIX too.

  • Dante


    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…

  • diegobitch

    Dante used ‘2-week hiatus’ against ‘Chicago Fire’. It was ineffective. NBC won’t change.

  • Charmed

    How did Dante get first comment? There’s no way he wrote that in that space of time

  • Ryan Schwartz

    FOX should move BROOKLYN NINE-NINE to 8pm the Tuesday after the Super Bowl and promote the move throughout the game and in the weeks leading up, of course, with ENLISTED premiering at 8:30pm. FOX is going to patient with B99 the way ABC was patient with THE MIDDLE. (Yeah, yeah, I know THE MIDDLE was doing better at the time, but this is a similar situation with the 8:00pm show, like HANK, doing worse and clearly heading towards cancellation.)

    I’d cancel MINDY, but leave it where it is for the remainder of the season, then cancel it in May.

    Beginning February 4th:
    8:30pm ENLISTED
    9:00pm NEW GIRL

  • Andy

    how can someone have such an extreme reaction to Chicago Fire??

  • JC

    Good for SPN. Glad I was right and PLL didn’t affect TO that bad. TO should rise again next week. Not surpised by AOS. The Voice is still steady though this season’s been rather lackluster, imo.

  • James

    Shield needs a revamp. Getting rid of the terrible supporting cast would be a good start.

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