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.

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  • hammard


    Thanks, as I posted above, I realised that the second I hit submit.

  • GregP

    X Factor was moved to Tues just for this week because of the World Series. Add to the fact that it hadn’t been airing over the last 2 weeks and it was up against the Voice, there’s no way FOX will hold this 1.5 against them.

    ABC should be encouraged by how the Goldbergs and Trophy Wife did without the SHIELD lead in. ABC should also realize that this shows what a terrible pairing SHIELD is with this comedy block.

  • Nope

    so CHICAGO FIRE does not impact PERSON OF INTEREST
    stop hating on CHICAGO FIRE, NBC’s best drama

  • ToXiX


    I was really hoping it did NO better than the comedies, and it didn’t.

    Great for The Goldbergs proving it doesn’t really rely on the boring SHIELD.
    A full season pick up is on it’s way for Goldbergs.

    and not bad for Trophy Wife, possibly went up because Mindy Project wasn’t on, not that people are killing themselves to watch Mindy Project but the 2 shows may share an audience.

  • senor chang

    if that rating for the X-Factor holds, yikes. it performed worse than FOX’s regular programming. wasn’t the average last week, like, a 1.6?

    bit of a stumble for NBC, too. actually, the entire 10PM hour was down: that’s a nasty drop for POI. it still shouldn’t have any problem getting renewed, though, as it’s done decently up to this point.

    the most impressive thing is ABC’s comedies holding up even without SHIELD as a buffer. good on them.

  • AAA

    That was such a weird SPN episode last night. Not surprised that it lost so many viewers towards the end. I was ready to turn off TV myself (which almost never happens). Happy that demo is high, but I think it will adjust down in the finals

  • Alejandro

    Expecting Supernatural to adjust down due to the low viewer count, but hope to be pleasantly surprised. It was a good episode last night my second favourite of the season so far :)

  • kcekada

    I liked Cougar Town and Happy Endings — but I also like The Goldbergs. It’s not the most-sophisticated show, but it is funny and has a lot of heart. It’s also a more family-friendly show than the other two — and should probably be on at 8:00 — followed by Trophy Wife, and then SHIELD at 9:00. I think ABC’s Tuesday night comedies may be a little safer now — as they clearly have an audience that isn’t dependent on the lead-in.

  • HeadlessHorseman (formerly JacobYates)

    It’s still very cheap. Until it goes below 1.0 expect it to stick around.

    The two shows didn’t compete last night. What do you mean? That the World Series did better in that slot?

  • Ultima

    The World Series killed X-Factor

    Because it had such awesome ratings before the live shows started? :roll:

  • DougF

    Don’t really get what this means?


    Ya I don’t get it either.

  • John A

    So x factor did just a bit better than the fox comedies? That is just sad. Maybe Fox will ‘Rest’ it for a season not cancel it.

  • Wright

    Great for TO and SPN!!!

  • gerry

    glad to see originals steady at .9 – would like to see it stable at 1.0 though..

    awesome on trophy wife being up! i don’t know as it really makes a difference anymore… i wish they’d try it out in a new slot before cancelling. (like, AFTER MODERN FAMILY)

  • thesnowleopard

    At least the Nepotism Duo last week and the incessant Charlie Sueing this week haven’t hurt SPN’s ratings so far (though I dunno; the dog ep next week could do it). I’m rooting for the show to stay above a 1.0 at least until spring.

  • anna g

    Yes, I have to join most fans asking – what happened to PoI – was the drop beause of The Voice or was there something else. I hope it will recover next week – 2.2 ratings was very decent last week. NCIS duo steady as always.

  • Heather

    Tuesdays @10 on CBS seems to be a tough slot, I’m surprised a show as good as P.O.I. is not doing as good as it did on Thursdays.

  • KC

    X-Factor is terrible. The people they pick have no little to no talent.

  • chriscross

    Tuesdays – sofa, glass of wine and the CW… best time ever.


    An original XFac did no better than the low-rated sitcom lineup for FOX! Beyond interesting!!

    Good show for NCIS & LA on CBS (POI probably got hit by the Voice)

    Nice numbers also for the CW! Here’s looking at you, KID!

    No 2.0’s for ABC & TG/TW still subpar surrounded by reruns–NOT GOOD AT ALL

    NBC on top with the Voice, as usual, but TBL still keeps losing @ 8:00

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