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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  • j

    Will we have a week soon with NCIS2 ahead of Shield?

  • lola

    Yeesh, AoS down full 2 points from the premiere and at half the viewership.

  • Ellie

    I guess the new POI additions got their friends and family to check in. Maybe it was a good episode – I don’t know because the promos featured the insufferable Shaw so prominently that I didn’t watch.
    But look at a show that was posting 3.+ in much of its first season with 2.5 as its low and now struggling to keep its head above 2.0. Too bad – no reason for them to move POI, but that’s not the reason for the slide. Still – there always used to be something to watch on Tuesdays at 10 – I just never thought it would be Shark Tank reruns.

  • Ted Craig

    @ Archie

    Because that 1.4 represents a young, wealthy audience.

  • Shepherd

    @Psychic, x

    You do realize that sock puppetry and impersonating commenters will get you banned right?

  • Edward

    Great episode of CF last night. NBC wins another Tuesday night. They have to feel good about their year to year growth on Mondays and Tuesdays. Smart scheduling. They just have to fix Wednesdays and Thursdays.

  • Hoyt

    Could someone tell me why does NCIS have such huge numbers? 20 million viewers?! Why is that show so damn especial?!
    Anyway, Tuesday are holding up strong. Bye bye Beauty & the Loser! :D The CW should revamp their flopped Monday.

  • Gabby


    You changed your mind about Carter being a good female lead on Person of Interest? Earlier this year, I know you when casting was mentioned for a new lead female, Shaw, you said she would be better than Carter.

  • anna g

    Good numbers for PoI – it’s the highest CBS drama at 10 pm currently. This is another strong Tuesday for the netwrok.
    Good to see Supernatural holding its fine numbers – it’s been already 9th season.
    Agents of Shield is the biggest disappointment for me this year. The show has huge Avengers franchise and superhype behind it and the stories are stupid and naive. I liked the pilot but the show has been weak since then.

  • Nasir

    I’m happy The Originals & Supernatural are holding up well especially against PLL & Ravenswood which were good last night as well.

    Not surprised AoS keeps dropping.


    @ Archie

    Mindy’s 1.4 rating is on par with umpeen other shows & it’s pretty much about the same as B99 & Dads, with Raising Hope & Enlisted yet to debut, FOX will just have to wait & see

  • x


    I think that you may have quoted the wrong person because I’m not sure what you are referring to.

  • Gaius Bolling

    hasn’t AOS adjusted up the last 2 weeks in the finals? seems like it’s stable around these number so why is everyone saying it’s sinking?

  • Shepherd


    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…

    They don’t. They consider C+3 ratings which count how many people watch the commercials across all platforms over the first three days. This is what as revenue is based on. L+SD are an excellent proxy for C+3, which is why we discuss them (C+3 are rarely available). All shows rise a lot in L+7.

  • Gaius Bolling

    and AOS is doing well with DVR numbers factored in as well…I hope that is taken into account

  • jupiter3765

    please abc renew it

  • Janus

    Supernatural still a CW beast and steady as a rock.

  • BoB


  • Timmy G

    @Hoyt, Old people really love Mark Harmon, and that pretty much covers it.


    @ Shepherd

    Sock puppetry will definitely get you banned, but impersonating another commenter?

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