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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  • Ronald

    lat week The Gldbers was after a Repeat of SHIELD and was Up this time went down following a new episode… weird

  • Toldyasooooo

    Hey Goldberg and TW apologists. Please explain away this week. We look forward to your theories.

  • tv_viewer

    Last night should serve as a tutorial for ABC. Last week Fox aired X Factor instead of their regular Tuesday comedy block. The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife seem to have stabilized. But when new episodes of New Girl and The Mindy Project are aired, the ABC comedies drop. I don’t think ABC will be satisfied finishing behind New Girl and The Mindy Project. If ABC renews one of these comedies, then they have to move it to another time slot (perhaps Friday at 8:30 pm after Last Man Standing).

  • Dan

    Well if POI adjusts up, which it has the past few weeks, it is more than likely that it will remain CBS’s #1 10pm show. A 1.9-2.0 is nothing to write home about, but with the sad state of affairs with CBS right now, it’s safe. They need to move it back to Thursdays @ 9.

  • Biliam

    Good steady number for Originals!!

    POI will come up SD+3 and SD+7 but since the broadcast networks don’t really care about what they can’t sell, that won’t save it from cancellation in May. We can only hope that people get caught up on episodes over the holidays then start watching again in spring but… I doubt it. Most people are DVR’ing like I’ve been doing.

    Nielson viewers probably don’t know how to program a DVR… or, don’t have the money for one. That is what the sponsors are really getting as viewers, sadly.

  • Ted Craig

    AOS had adjusted up every week. If it adjusts up by a tenth this week, it will only be off by a tenth. Also, say what you will about network hype, but I give some credence to ABC’s boasts about the show’s young male demo.

    Trophy Wife, on the other hand, has me wondering why they were so quick to cancel BiTG. I think the White Trash Conspiracy Theory TBTN floated makes some sense, along with what studios produce each.

  • David Howell

    ABC comedy decisions looking terrible already. What price a BITG uptick tonight?

  • Douglas from Brazil

    It looks like The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife rates better without SHIELD.And B99 was number 1 in viewers in FOX.

  • Biliam

    @Dan I agree that they need to move POI back to Thursdays. It did well against Grey last season and now, Grey virtually no real competition.

  • DougF


    Fell on its face? Thanks for the quick laught, just because you didn’t like the episode an 0.9 (with roughly the same amount of overall viewers than last week)is hardly falling on its face. Especially when that wasn’t even a series low or even the lowest its been between last season and this season.

  • omabin

    @Everyone talking about Shield’s budget,

    Did anyone see any figures for this? I would like to see some source. It is very annoying when people keep using this as a stated fact without any type of proof. As far as I know, the pilot was cosly, yes, but that is a sunk cost at this point, so I would like to know the cost of a standard episode. I really doubt the show is in any danger until it falls to a level lower than 2.0 though

  • James

    ABC better hope SHIELD will stay above 2.0 throughout the season. It has a full season to go unlike Sleepy Hollow. The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife slide with the return of Fox comedies. Will ABC introduce DWTS result show back on Tuesday?

  • alexia

    @AllOfHerTw!st (great name btw)
    SH and SHIELD doing very similarly, a few weeks into the season.

    True but Sleepy Hollow started at a 3.6, I believe SHIELD started at a 4.8 (greater anticipation). Not to mention that SHIELD is just going against NCIS rather than The Voice/MNF. My expectations for each show are a bit different, though both need to stop falling soon.

  • Carl

    @Tessa, I didn’t think last week’s episode was very Disney, although it was fantasy-based. I think they just made a mistake running these back to back, especially since neither of them was that great. I wish they hadn’t had a comedic type preview for the next episode…at least some parts of the preview were dramatic.

    @anon, it wasn’t as bad as the previews. The previews were terrible. There were some cheap jokes but generally they handled the Dean dog stuff much better than I thought they would.

  • Scandalicious

    Trophy Wife :(
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine :)
    SHIELD :(
    The Originals :)

    I have mixed emotions after lat night. I was really hoping some of the people who checked out Trophy Wife last week would stick with it this week. ABC needs to move it and fast. It is crazy to me that Mindy can have almost 1 million less viewers and still beat TW by three tenths. I am really happy for B99. Last night was a great episode – as usual. SO lad people are sticking with it. SHIELD needs to stabilize now. I feel like the quality f the show has greatly improved. A pretty solid night for the CW. Hopefully one or both of their shows can adjust up in the finals though. A 1.0 is awesome for them!

  • Ted Craig

    By the way, I don’t buy into the TW should have been after MF theory. It’s not really a show with mass appeal. So it would have gotten SFN’s numbers and SFN would have gotten TW’s numbers. Both would be failures in the end.

  • DougF


    The Orignals wasn’t steady from last week. The final last week was a 1.0, this week’s preliminary is a 0.9, that’s considered down.

  • Ryan

    Will be interesting when Chicago Fire returns next week

  • RDavid

    AofS still has a lot of potential, as much of last night’s episode showed. However, it needs to step up soon and not rely on a light tie-in to Thor or next spring’s Captain America. Tie-in big time to those, and/or really boost the intensity in its own story line.

  • Eric

    The Voice will adjust up and maintain 12 million viewers. I DVR the show. I can’t deal with commercials.

    Still holding strong. Once the teams limit down, then The Voice will rise.

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