TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' & 'The Voice' Fall to New Lows + 'Person of Interest', 'Dads' & 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Steady

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November 6th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.9/8 2.4/7 1.6/4 1.5/4 1.2/3 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.3/4 1.7/5 1.1/3 1.1/3 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 9.718 15.115 3.580 4.395 3.124 2.067

Note: last night there were some local preemptions for election coverage

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 2.1, up three tenths from last week's season low 1.8 adults 18-49 rating and the best rating for the season since its premiere. A two hour episode of The Voice scored a season low 3.3, down three tenths from last week's  3.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS NCIS earned a 2.9, down a tenth from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating.  NCIS: Los Angeles garnered a 2.4, down two tenths from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Person of Interest matched last week's series low 1.9  adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Dads matched its last original's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Brooklyn nine-nine was even with its last original's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, and New Girl notched a 2.0, up two tenths from its last original's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project earned a 1.5, up two tenths from it's most recent episode's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hit a new series low with a 2.5, down two tenths from its last original's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. The Goldbergs also hit a series low with a 1.5, down two tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Trophy Wife garnered a 1.2, down two tenths from last week's 1.4  adults 18-49 rating. The Robin Roberts CMA special earned a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating at 10PM

On the CW, The Originals notched a 0.9, down from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Supernatural garnered a 0.9, down two tenths from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, November 5, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 2.9 8 18.98
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.5 7 7.03
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.1 6 6.82
FOX Dads 1.4 4 3.67
CW The Originals 0.9 3 2.03
8:30PM FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.6 4 3.89
9:00 PM NBC The voice (9-11PM) 3.3 9 11.17
CBS NCIS: LA 2.4 6 14.65
FOX New Girl 2.0 5 3.87
ABC The Goldbergs 1.5 4 5.01
CW Supernatural 0.9 2 2.10
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.5 4 2.88
ABC Trophy Wife 1.2 3 3.77
10:00 PM CBS Person of Interest 1.9 6 11.71
ABC In the Spotlight With Robin Roberts: CMA Awards 0.7 2 3.39


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; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 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" (1.3/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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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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

    “The voice will rise when it hits the finale. The live shows are always the lowest rated. I think what idol does so well is getting u so invested in the contestants. Something the voice struggles. I will say I can’t wait for idol next season.”

    Mmm, is that why Idol fell below a 3 like 8 times last spring?

  • GT

    If viewers wanted to watch The Goldbergs & Trophy Wife, they would tune in and ratings would be higher than they are. Both shows just aren’t funny and moving it to Wednesdays isn’t going to turn a bad show into a hit.
    Back in the Game and Super Fun Night are perfect examples of this.

    ABC should just cancel their entire Tuesday lineup and get all new show next season.

  • Melanie

    Good for Supernatural and the Originals- Tuesday nights are doing very well for the CW.

    For those of you claiming SPN ‘fell on its face’ please stop trying to match ratings dips with whether or not you like the storyline. Its nonsense.

    And as to how it was doing versus this point last year – the CW helpfully put out a press release about just that and its posted here at TVBYTN:

    “Supernatural is still growing versus last season, with last night’s episode up +12% year over year in total viewers (2.1M), up +13% in A18-34 (0.9/3), up +11% in W18-34 (1.0/3), and up +11% in W18-49 (1.0/2) compared to its fifth episode last year.”

  • Greg


    I don’t consider Scandal an immediate breakout hit. It did not do well its first season, but in its second season, it started to gain steam, thanks to Twitter. I consider Scandal to be the first “Twitter” hit aka social media word of mouth.

  • anon

    @HalCapone The site removed the article I linked, but that’s okay. lol. I just wanted to show that perhaps some people either have too high of expectations for the show (the Avengers & special effects) or think that Coulson should be a more ‘powerful leader’ and/or the characters could have more dynamic missions/HQ? :?

    Still, if its true all they’ve shown on AoS is ‘a vague office’ and ‘inside of a plane’ as the AoS’ HQ, then I would say that even the original headquarters for Division & missions on the CW’s (now nearly finished) action drama Nikita was more impressive than that.

  • Alan3

    Take that, Mindy haters! Yeah only 1.5 but we’ll take an increase week on week any day.

  • cas

    Can someone tell me how people seem to always know what the budgets of shows are? I always hear “well considering their big budget, they probably wanted a better rating” so I wonder if people look up shows budgets or they just know these things. Is there a report somewhere that people regularly view or are they just guessing?

  • Freyja

    For those of you claiming SPN ‘fell on its face’ please stop trying to match ratings dips with whether or not you like the storyline. Its nonsense.

    Shhh Melanie that’s using common sense and logic something some fans don’t have. LOL

    also take into consideration that The Voice might have added a bit more competition to the 9pm hour and could have taken a few viewers away.

  • D Pats

    While I agree that the Goldbergs and Trophy Wife would benefit for the cushy wake of Modern Family, the same could be said of almost any show. The ratings would be greater, but so would the curve they’re being graded on. Besides, what would ABC replace them with on Tuesaday? Despite this weeks fall, I still think The Goldbergs will fair better there than any of ABCs adult-oriented comedies. Suburgatory could potentially hold it’s own, but even that I’m not so sure of. Trophy Wife makes be sad because I’m guessing it’s actually pretty good, and while I’m kind of past Mindy now, I still feel it has a better chance of being around next season.

    And while Shield may not be a great pairing, you can’t blame the lead in here. I reckon New Girl fans wouldn’t mind regularly having a 2.5 demo cued up for their show when it comes time to air.

  • Why Watch

    Must say NCIS has been a disappointment this year, with or without Ziva. The stories have been tepid. My spouse who has been a big NCIS fan is very disappointed in the shows so far this year and doesn’t care if she misses it or not this year.

  • Dave

    I think The Origibals will adjust up like last week

  • CBSviewer

    Good night for CBS.
    NCIS is still huge for a Show that old :) Last night was one of the best episode ever !
    NCIS: Los Angeles and Supernatural did good.


    @ Greg

    I see what you mean about Scandal being the 1st social media hit, but it did break out last season & continues its strength this year.

    What I see as rather alarming is there have only been 2 break out hits in the past two years. That’s some serious TV To Talk About here.

    However, there may be a few “hits” from this season to ponder the thought even further.

  • anon

    @Greg You do seem to be right. From what I’ve personally read on a few twitter accounts I follow, Scandal and now Sleepy Hollow seem to have a huge following in the 18-40 yr old WOC (women of color) demo, many of whom also have twitter accounts which they apparently use to gossip with their female friends about both shows.

    (Most of the consensus there to why they appeal to that demo seems to be because they love the fact that both shows have a WOC as the/a lead, and that they’re on network TV, not just regulated to BET.)


    @ cas

    Either Google it, or try Wikipedia or Excel + just keep an eye open for posts like Setheriel’s today.

    I always “read” my info in either USA Today or Entertainment weekly, but you can also find those sights on line as well. I pull up USA Today whenever I don’t buy the actual newspaper itself.

  • tvwatcher

    Last night’s SHIELD was the best episode so far, IMO. I hope the quality is maintained and word of mouth will bring back some of the viewers who have continued to fall by the wayside. I hope they focus on characters other than Skye, and even Ward was semi-interesting last night when moved away from Skye. The rescue was quite good, and must have cost a pretty penny to produce. Good focus on character and good special effects, that’s what we need on SHIELD.

  • DougF

    This post is in regards to FOX’s Tuesday Comedy Line Up and Fox in general.

    Comedies Watched by Network
    CBS: 0
    ABC: 0
    NBC: 2
    FOX: 6
    FX: 6

  • Greg


    Actually I forgot about Sleepy Hollow. That could be the surprise breakout hit of the year if it continues to grow

  • Leoben Conoy

    @ “ABC should just cancel their entire Tuesday lineup and get all new show next season”

    sure, that would help…

  • Jon

    Its really sad that the biggest loser beats almost every other show Nbc has on its network. It says something about the quality of their shows when people would rather watch fat people being exploited on national Tv for the sake of a dollar. Hashtag embarrassing

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