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.



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  • Ross

    It’s such a shame that Person of Interest is down so low (assuming it doesn’t adjust up or only does by one-tenth of a percentage point). Don’t really get the appeal of “reality” television or singing competitions, but whatever. If people like it, that’s their choice.

  • Clarke

    YIKES…is XFactor really at a 1.5 already?!??! Wow, Simon Cowell is crying somewhere. Terrible for FOX, just awful.

    Glad to see The Goldbergs holding up. I watched Trophy Wife last night and much to surprise I actually found it funny. The promos for the show make it look dumb so I’m glad I still gave it a chance.

  • starship

    Surprised The Goldbergs and trophy Wife held up, then again FOX comedies weren’t on. Good for Supernatural and The Originals. Dire for the X Factor, I don’t see a Season 4 in its future, so FOX better start planning 3 additional hours of original programming for next fall.

  • M

    Ouch X Factor

    Originals :D

  • Mike

    Yay for Trophy Wife! We’re rooting for you, little buddy!

  • Mon

    Go Trophy Wife!!!

  • The Cool Max

    Trophy Wife and Goldbergs deserve full season pick ups!

  • Phil

    When is FOX going to cancel The X-Factor? It’s doing horribly.

  • hammard


    I realised as soon as I posted what probably caused the slight reduction in The Voice ratings. *Is a fool*

  • Blake

    Is that a series low for X-Factor? It didn’t air on its regular night, but that’s still pretty bad. Their low-rated comedy line-up actually did a tad better last week.

  • Juan

    Yay at trophy wife and the goldbergs, Trophy wife is amazing and my fav show of the season and goldbergs has been getting better and better I’m so happy they both rose

  • TomNYC

    I still miss Cougar Town and Happy Endings. The Goldbergs is trash.

  • Eric

    The Voice did amazing considering it was on till 11

  • tom

    You know X Factor is tanking when DWTS AND The Biggest Loser is beating them in the ratings.

    People must be watching The Bad Girls Club on Oxygen.

  • NII


    The Voice battled X Factor that why it fell a little bit. Sma ething happened last year but it went back to normal afterwards.

  • Paul

    FOX can’t renew The X-Factor. The show is awful and so are its ratings.

  • DougF

    If the 1.1 holds up for SPN it would have three episodes with at least a 1.1 (1.3, 1.1, and 1.1) Last time it got a 1.1 before this season was November 2010.

  • Eric

    The World Series killed X-Factor

  • John A

    Wow at X Factor. The ABC Comedies didnt do too bad. Steady for The Originals. Surely a full season order today.

  • Niallerz24

    I was expecting a large drop for The Goldbergs, but it didn’t drop. I was expecting worse from ABC last night. I was wrong. The Godbergs can hold itself up now, Trophy Wife the same.
    That is dreadful for the X Factor. I cant see it coming back next year.

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