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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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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  • DiegoC

    oh boy! I don’t wanna be a chicago fire fan on here today… let the comments begin!

  • JR35

    As expected, “Shark Tank” was good for its reliable repeat numbers.

  • Emma

    0.9 for The Originals.. for CW it’s good but generally : it sucks

  • HeadlessHorseman (formerly JacobYates)

    Go B99!

    What will you do when CF is renewed? Will you slit your wrists from being wrong? Plus, Blacklist didn’t adjust down yesterday, CF might not today.

  • Ryan

    Wow, Fox must be happy with B-99 and Dads holding in the mid-1’s. Given freshman comedy issues on NBC and ABC, that looks pretty good.

    But what’s up with New Girl?

  • Alexa

    Just wanted to see if Dante got in the first comment.

    POI beats CF? Wow. CF will be dropping below 2.0 soon.

    SHIELD continues to drop.

  • x

    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.

  • Samunto

    Given the hype, Shield should have been doing much better. And it still hasn’t leveled off yet, heading for lower 2s.

    CF too doesn’t seem to have benefited from The Voice in the long term if the ratings trajectory is to go by. This is reminiscent of how series weren’t benefiting from DWTS when it was stronger and aired the results show.

  • Vanessa

    Good Job POI. Carter was the best.

  • MH

    ABC has to be seriously disappointed at AoS. They promoted it so much and it is underperforming.

  • Petar

    @Last nights episode of POI was one of the best ever. Glad to see it back on top of hour & will continue to grow

    Really amazing. Now only thing is WB to sell it to netflix too. And when syndication started will be boost too.

  • jT

    New girl will bounce back.

  • GRD

    Go POI! :-)

  • Data

    @x: It’s also the exact words and grammar structure Max used to use last season – rememeber him? He was the one wo hated Revenge so much (and if I remember correctly, also American Horror Story). Max also used to have first comment on Sunday’s Ratings etc. No way in hell the two aren’t the same Person.

  • Candy

    According to Phoenixlighter TO and Supernatural wouldve died tonight

  • CBSviewer

    NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles were awesome last night. Supernatural is solid as a rock ! :)

  • John

    Great Episode for POI.. best episode so far

  • Tommy M.

    Yikes at AoS! It’s starting to look like ABC has another No Ordinary Family on their hands!

  • Jenny

    I think that’s respectable for The Goldbergs. Given that Shield keeps falling ever single week, and The Goldbergs increased.

  • Shepherd

    POI beat CF, that’s something at least.

    AoS still hasn’t found its bottom. My guess is that it will rise for its fall finale and maybe the episode before, but other wise continues to drop .05-.1 every week until then.

    It will be interesting to see which show ends up with the higher average, TO or TTP. TO is way ahead at this point, but I don’t see TTP dropping another .2 this week.

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