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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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.

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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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  • s0303

    some pretty bad ratings…1.5 for the x factor??? yikes…and good-bye

    the biggest loser :( i guess it will still do better than the wed/thurs shows on nbc though…not sure if the 1 hour episodes help…didn’t fall below a 2.0 last season…

    good for the cw…

    glad trophy wife went up…still not a good rating, but it’s a good show and hopefully abc will be patient…it could catch on…weird the comedies are the same/up without a new shield…

  • Tessa

    Why is The Biggest Loser with 1.8/5 and 5.95m below The X Factor with 1.5/4 and 4.76m?

    I hate Felicia Day’s Mary Sue character on Supernatural but I’m glad the show is holding up. Just don’t adjust up, ok? The last thing we want is the writers thinking she’s a ratings grabber and bring her back again as the Queen of the Universe.

  • Jerry

    CBS made a big mistake moving Person of Interest, although I don’t know if changing it now will help any. One of the better shows on TV too, what a mess

  • Ultima

    I was expecting a large drop for The Goldbergs, but it didn’t drop

    FOX wasn’t airing its usual comedy line-up last night. Presumably, some of those viewers decided to check out the ABC comedies.

  • Ashley

    This is where The Voice keep going down and starts to lose interest after battle rounds. Glad NCIS is still #1 on Tuesday. The X-Factor is a joke and big waste of money and slot. They need to end it this season.

  • David Howell

    ABC, you can now move Goldbergs. It is not a lead-in dependent show anymore. Granted, it’s settled at a modest level, but NBC would kill for a 1.7 out of a self-starting comedy (or drama, come to think of it).

    All the FOX comedies won last night by not being on. The entire Tuesday block could get renewed with new dramas going to Wednesday in place of XF (and, dare I say it, Idol).

  • GRD

    Dang, POI! CBS really screwed ’em. Hope they’re happy. :-(

  • Sammy01

    So Bones is doing better than all the Tuesday comedies, X factor, Glee (apart from the tribute ep) and the Friday shows yet they still wanna move it to Friday.

  • Brandy

    Glad The Originals stayed steady.CW order a full season

  • Alejandro


    Don’t really get what this means?


    Ya I don’t get it either.

    I think what this user meant was that while the demo number (1.1) was good the audience of 2.16 is rather low. The other episodes this season had 2.59, 2.33 and 2.34 viewers.

  • alffan

    Just caught up on four episodes of the Goldbergs. Best new comedy. Totally misplaced in that time slot … It really should be an 8:30 show. Would be such the perfect show between Middle and Modern Family.

  • psychic

    CBS screws up all the good shows.

  • Lex

    Let her stay in Oz. Every time she come up on my TV I feel like im being forced feed pea soup. She’s a very one dimensional character Felicia is just being herself. I think im about to give the writers a link to urban legends websites for filler epsiodes so they can stop giving me scripts for 10 year olds.

  • Dan

    I guess anything airing on FOX Tuesdays will get a 1.5 average.

    Pretty good numbers for The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife considering not only did they air against the Voice but they only had a 1.2 for a lead in as SHIELD was a repeat. Happy Endings and Apartment 23 would have dipped below a SHIELD repeat but these comedies rose.

    ABC should consider giving them more episodes. I think last night may have been a test and they passed. Is a 1.7 and 1.4 great no, but it shows that the series have somewhat of an audience.

  • Mike

    I really believe The Goldbergs at 8:30 and Trophy Wife at 9:30 on Wednesdays is a perfect fit for every party involved. Strange to me how they scheduled them.

  • Dan S

    I’m actually ecstatic for The Goldbergs holding up without a new AOS last night. Granted NG wasn’t on & for those who sampled TG will hopefully keep watching. I still hope it moves to Wed but ABC being in 4th place will definitely hang onto this gem. Sorry to see POI hit a series low, going against TV did it no favors.


    Poor X Factor. Its done. Enjoying this last season though! (It might be moved to Summer, I guess). Also, maybe it will get a 2.0 when its back to Wed as normal which might allow for a renewal. We will see.

  • Dan

    @Mike – I said the exact same thing

    8:00 The Middle
    8:30 The Goldbergs
    9:00 Modern Family
    9:30 Trophy Wife

    Would be the perfect comedy lineup, ABC should do this midseason and pair Super Fun Night and Mixology on another night as well as pair Back in the Game and Suburgatory together, should BITG be kept.

  • Jerry

    The numbers for ABC are surprisingly alright. MOS did as well as any drama show can do in repeats. I think this shows the lower limit of its viewership, and if the lowest limit is 1.2 (People that will watch anything related to Marvel’s, including repeats), I think it’s a very good sign.

    Surprisingly The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife did exactly the same, yes I know the FOX comedy viewers probably came over to ABC comedies, but The X Factor is also pulling about the same numbers as Fox Comedies. While the numbers themselves are not impressive, the ABC comedies did well surrounded by repeats and left to die against The Voice. I think more than anything, it showed that these 2 belongs to Wednesdays.

  • Ultima

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

    The interesting part is that the necessarily bad scheduling for The X Factor as well as the low-rated sitcom lineup are both a result of FOX canceling Back to You in 2008. ;)

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