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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  • Nancy

    I’m kind of glad Mindy is consistently steady in the ratings no huge drop. I mean the numbers aren’t great but they’re not the worst either so I’m getting more confident that FOX will renew it.

  • jT

    “But what’s up with New Girl?”

    New girl fans (myself included) prefer to watch on demand/dvr or threw other services.

    Why should we sit threw an hour of garbage (dads and b99) when we can watch it anytime.

  • Dante

    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

  • Dante

    I hate TV shows because I have no life

  • cas

    Whether you like CF or not, it’s still one of NBC’s top performing shows. Besides the Blacklist, I doubt any of NBC’s shows could hold on to the Voice’s audience or half of it even. I’d even be interested to see how the Blacklist fares when the Voice isn’t on anymore, however, I do not want it to fail because I don’t wish that upon any show. Well except maybe reality shows which clearly aren’t ever going away.

  • Marsinvestigations1@gmail.com

    Don’t care for Chicago Fire but 2 weeks of repeats doesn’t signify a network has lost faith in a show. That’s a normal scheduling issue. There are way more than 22-24 weeks in a calendar year. Shows take breaks. 2-3 weeks off in the fall is normal. There hasn’t been a new episode of Bobs burgers in 2 weeks and that’s already been renewed by FOX. Ludicrous statement.

  • Seth

    Well “The Goldbergs” just locked up a renewal. Goodbye “The Neighbors”

  • Ted Craig

    SHIELD’s prelim number is down only 1 tenth from last week’s prelim number.

  • jT


  • gerry

    trophy wife :(

    bk99 :)

    even w a bit of a drop, originals still hovering around 1.0 works for me!

  • JJF

    POI was good last night. Hopefully it’ll settle into it’s new slot and rise. SHIELD is proving to be quite the “meh” performer for ABC. (It’s a good thing it skews young.) ABC is going to need to do something about the comedies. I think The Goldbergs can be salvaged, but that’s it. SHIELD will get renewed but it’s nowhere near the ratings powerhouse it was supposed to be. I wouldn’t be surprised if it ended up being a 2 season show.

  • grey

    Hey! POI won the time slot and that episode was off the chain!! You go Carter! :D

  • psychic

    Dante is 100% of a troll. He’s even admitted that he “hate[s] TV shows because [he has] no life”. It’s not as if nobody knew that, anyway.

  • Michael1

    For all the talk of how much better “Trophy Wife” would do in the “Super Fun night” time slot, I’m starting to think that “Super Fun Night” might still get more viewers even if SFN were on Tuesday @ 9:30 and TW were on Wednesday @ 9:30.

  • Shepherd


    Shield will adjust up to a 2.7 its stablized[sic]

    Um, even if AoS adjusts up to 2.7, it will still be down .1 from last week. The ratings have not stabilized.

  • Phoenixlighter

    LOL @Candy I’m glad someone remembers me here. :D But what would TVBTN be without us trolls? Boring, wouldn’t it. :P

    Maybe PLL affected more SHIELDS’s than TO’s ratings. :P PLL was fantastic last night, so was Ravenswood. Can’t wait for the ratings; any predictions?

  • John

    POI last night last seconds is amazing!

  • haloey

    I’m glad Mindy is holding steady

  • Jay

    First decent episode of POI in what has been a disappointing season. CF doing just fine, certain renewal for season 3. NBC planned this natural hiatus months ago.

  • Alberto

    Just to echo what many have already said in this thread, Person of Interest was OUTSTANDING last night. I love this show so much and am very happy to see that it is growing in its new time slot. Go Carter!!

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