TV Ratings Tuesday: 'NCIS: Los Angeles' & 'Trophy Wife' Rise, 'The Voice' & 'Person of Interest' Hit Lows, 'NCIS', 'Supernatural' & 'The Goldbergs' Steady

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October 30th, 2013

The Goldbergs October 29

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.0/8 2.5/7 1.5/4 1.3/3 1.2/3 1.0/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.4/4 1.4/4 1.1/3 1.0/3 1.0/3
Total Viewers (million) 9.597 15.213 4.762 3.230 4.109 2.092

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 season low 1.8 down 10 percent from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. A two hour episode of The Voice scored a season low 3.5 down 18 percent from last week's 4.1 adults 18-49 rating. 

On CBS NCIS matched last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating.  NCIS: Los Angeles garnered a 2.6 up 4 percent from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. Person of Interest earned a series low 1.8 down 18 percent from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Goldbergs earned as 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week's performance when it had a new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a lead-in. Trophy Wife garnered a 1.4 up 17 percent from last week's series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, a special Tuesday episode of  The X Factor scored a 1.5 down 25 percent from a 2.0 for its most recent episode on Thursday, October 10.

On the CW, The Originals matched last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Supernatural garnered a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, October 29, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 3.0/9 18.98
FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 1.5/4 4.76
NBC The Biggest Loser 1.8/5 5.95
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - R 1.2/4 4.26
CW The Originals 0.9/3 2.02
9:00 NBC The Voice (9-11PM) 3.5/10 11.42
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.6/7 14.76
ABC The Goldbergs 1.7/4 5.37
CW Supernatural 1.1/3 2.16
9:30PM ABC Trophy Wife 1.4/4 4.28
10:00 CBS Person of Interest 1.8/5 11.90
ABC Shark Tank - R 1.0/3 3.25


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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; 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,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 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.

  • iHeartJoss

    Omg, you’re too much. You want to make this about semantics now. I said “you can’t change that.” Obviously, within context, that meant cure. I said the producers couldn’t realistically change her character from being a sociopath to being a loving normal person. You’re right about one thing: Anybody can go back and read that. And I have a feeling that most people will understand that’s what I was saying.

    I can’t even bother myself to read the rest of your no doubt twisted post.

  • Bored Now


    Semantics generally relates to a situation where a given word or phrase can be taken either way, or used to the opposite effect of its intention. That’s not what I am doing here. As I pointed out in my previous ‘twisted’ comment there is a world of difference between a cure and a treatment when discussing this topic. Your argument is that Shaw cannot become a better person because her problem is basically genetic, correct? My counterpoint is that whilst she can never be cured of her condition, that does not equate to her never being able to care or be cared about. It’s harder for us than it is for most people but its possible if we want it to be. So yes, Shaw can become more open to her emotions if she so chooses.

    If you’d bothered to read the rest of my comment you might have got that point already but seeing as how you clearly would rather keep hating Shaw than learn something, I won’t waste my twisted time on you any further.

  • iHeartJoss

    Treatment or no treatment, they can’t change her from being a sociopath to being a loving well-adjusted person. It just can’t realistically happen. I trust medical professionals without a vested personal interest on this topic to “learn” what I need to know. And what I know is that this is true.

    Thank you for choosing to avoid me. I will gladly do the same with you.

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