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

Categories: '

Written By

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

    Shield still managed to beat NCIS in 18-34 year olds, but just by a tenth this week.
    On a similar note, Chicago Fire still managed to beat of Person of Interest in 18-34.

    Agents of Shield will adjust up again, Goldbergs will probably adjust down.

  • umguy423

    Too bad for Trophy Wife, I find it to be a pretty funny show. I think it would do better in the post-Modern Family slot. Goldbergs would be better in the post-Middle slot as well.

  • Snoot

    Good to see Dr. Chase in the picture up top.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Go NCIS twins and POI!

    SHIELD certainly isn’t doing horribly (just yet).

    B99 is surging!

    Maybe you-know-who was right about Chicago Fire?


    CBS looking good as entire slate stabilizes & POI takes 10:00 for Nets

    Biggest Loser already losing ground for NBC as is CF, Voice flat & should sharpen its vocal chords

    ABC completely awash w/ series lows for AOS & TW & plays limbo rock (how low can we go)

    FOX entire slate below 2.0–goes for U2, New Girl

    CW keeps rollin’

  • Petar

    @Good Job POI. Carter was the best

    She is true quality actress. Zoe is amazing too.

  • Shepherd


    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.

    You do realize that November is sweeps month right?

  • TBM

    There is something wrong with Dante. What’s with the irrational hatred for a TV show? What is it about Chicago Fire that you even hate so profusely? Granted, it’s not the best show on TV by a longshot, but I’ve seen it once or twice and it’s a fairly typical procedural-type show about firefighters. Not great but certainly not horrible. I think Dante needs to get a life. You just know he had that long rant ready to copy and paste the second this article came on. Pathetic really.

  • Tessa

    I hope Supernatural and TO keep those ratings and don’t adjust down. Having steady ratings week after week is better than being too high one week and too low the next.

    I agree with the poster who said the only way to rescue SHIELD is to do an overhaul on the supporting cast. If they are still as bland and boring as they were in the first and second episodes they need to go.

  • kevina

    Seriously, I don’t know why people aren’t sticking with AoS. The last two weeks have been really good.

    High five for B99.

    Question for the more knowledgeable types: how much do networks take into account L+3/L+7 ratings? It seems as if all of my favorites make huge gains in those metrics, would be nice to not have to sweat their fates all season…

  • Archie

    9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.4 4 2.86


  • PurpleDrazi

    Happy for POI!

    I agree with other posters on here. SHIELD needs to get rid of the deadwood on the cast starting with that annoying male agent. (see, I don’t even remember his name I care so little about him.)

  • k:Alex

    Chicago Fire ratings make no sense, it’s a serials so you expect people will follow it, but they don’t.
    Sometimes they watch, other times they don’t.

    Just like season 1, it’s a kind of roulette, one time you win, other time you lose. I don’t get it.

  • k:Alex

    Chicago Fire ratings make no sense, it’s a serials so you expect people will follow it, but they don’t.
    Sometimes they watch, other times they don’t.

    Just like season 1, it’s a kind of roulette, one time you win, other time you lose. I don’t get it.

  • Petar

    Carter is best female character. After Reese POI is all about Carter. These two make POI the best show. I mean come on they are so great.

  • Geordiegirl1967

    Do we have the half hour ratings?

  • sally

    NCIS<NCIS LA And POI,i love Bear on the show

  • Vanessa

    @Petar I agree, Reese and Carter makes POI so great. I guess because they the lead male and female. hehe

  • x


    Chicago Fire’s ratings follow a pattern. Taking out the first two weeks, it’s sitting at a 2.1, 2.3. 2.1 (pending adjustments). With our without The Voice in originals, Chicago Fire stayed roughly the same.

    It’s not benefiting from The Voice, but it’s not losing ground either. Take The Voice away, it’ll be at a 1.9 to 2.1 each week. The extra 0.2 is just The Voice spillover.

  • M

    See I knew PLL wasn’t gonna have a catastrophic effect on TO… still great numbers keep it up!

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures