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.



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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  • 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

    Nuts. hahaha.

  • rgxx

    I am praying for Robin – but I think ABC is trying to Milk her situation…she is sweet person and I hope all the best for her – but she is NOT a power-ratings journalist to carry a special of any-kind.

  • DougF

    Yes I know FX isn’t a broadcast network and that it’s a cable network.

  • Greg


    Its kind of the same thing with Erin Andrews. For about a couple of years or so at ESPN, she was the “secret weapon” i.e.: she was beautiful, she knew her stuff etc. yet she wasn’t large. Then the stalker thing happened, and she milked it to raise her status to large. Then she left ESPN and went to FOX. And that kind of turned me off of her.

  • Kenny

    Not so good for The Originals. But TVD is doing about the same ratings last week.

  • chris

    I’m not behind the idea of canceling The Goldberg’s and even though I don’t watch it, Trophy Wife for that matter. If they can’t get the Wednesday slots, I’d rather see them take Friday and have ABC move Shark Tank to Tuesday but whatever they do, I’m praying heavily that they don’t get rid of The Goldberg’s.

  • CDC

    Tuesday is probably my least favorite TV night! Looks like I may not be the only one who feels this way!

  • Alan3

    @CDC: No way, Monday is the worst night. I haven’t watched network TV on a Monday in probably 6 or 7 years (it’s my Netflix night now). Tuesdays are looking up now for me with both ABC and FOX sitcoms.

  • Matt M.

    Since AOS will adjust up, it will only be a tenth below its formal performance. But, it needs to rise soon back up into high 2’s around a 2.8. It needs to stabilize very quickly.

  • Rebecca

    All this talk about SPN being so funny last night – I better go watch asap. My sis texted me last night that it was hilarious, too. I couldn’t watch anything – too busy trying to run errands and beat the snow we never got. But first I need to stream The Goldbergs, the last of my Tuesday comedies. Coach (Damon Wayans Jr) returned to New Girl last night! I don’t know for how long, but it’s nice he was back if only for one episode. Mindy was great – didn’t recognize Timothy Olyphant as the skateboarder dude at first…he’s always funny. I can’t speak for Justified since I only ever saw the pilot, but I’ve liked him in everything else I’ve seen. B99 – still funny. Tuesdays are my busiest TV nights…too many good shows. TW, too.


    Good for Person Of Interest,which held steady with last week’s final ratings.The Voice had another two hour show last night from 9pm till 11pm,so that hurt POI,quite a bit,but hopefully the Tuesday finals will bring about some better news,BTW,the last 5 minutes were absolutly pulse racing. I love Person Of Interest.

  • Dollface

    The originals is getting so good. They should have elija in every scene he does not have to speek he can just sit there and read or fold his suits I don’t care I just like lookin at him.

  • j

    I don’t think nets care about a Women of Color demo, mostly because of the women part. They have enough female viewers, they wants the men cuz they’re harder to get.

  • Dan S

    Wow a lot of comments today. Sorry to see Goldbergs & TW dip, obviously Fox comedies are siphoning viewers away. ABC instead should either move Scandal or even Shark Tank to Tues at 9pm. They could then try a 2 hr comedy block on Fri that can certainly draw similar numbers to Tues.

  • AllOfHerTw!st


    The Following?

  • HalCapone

    @The Old Man
    Yesterday’s ratings failures and marginal performers are now today’s monster hits and solid performers. Such is the nature of the television beast or as you so cleverly put, the game of network thrones.

    You also referenced cable competition in a previous post in your discussion of hits. I recently read where the ratings have declined overall for the top 15 cable networks this year which is significant news. Number one, ESPN was down but I believe AMC was up a bit along with (gasp) the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. This is the first time the cable growth engine has measurably lost some steam. Cord cuttings? DVR viewing? Probably all of the above. I suppose when the zombies and witch trend ends, the ratings drops might be more significant.

  • MattyD

    can someone explain to me what is the 18-49 rating


    OMG!!! Detective Carter finally knows who the boss of HR is,also she put a hole in Det.Turney’s chest(R.I.P.),Officer Lansky(R.I.P.)shheesshh,whats next? Person Of Interest can be so intense,love it. :)

  • Rusell

    In a couple of years the 18-49 rating will mean nothing. Viewers and 25-54 demo mean more, but, in reality viewers mean the most.

    CBS is a beast on Tuesday night. POI will be back in the 2’s when CF boring Chicago Fire returns

    NBC Voice losing steam on Tuesday.

    ABC needs to reschedule whole night.

    FOX comedy Tuesday is dead.

  • Melanie

    @Freyja “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.”

    Absolutely. :)

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