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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  • Gaius Bolling

    @Ted craig Rumor has it that ABC wasn’t happy with the creative direction of BAck in the Game. So it makes sense they let it go to focus on comedies with lower numbers, but with better critical appeal and bigger fan support. On social media Trophy Wife has a big following and I think they want to at least try to tap into that and see if they can make it grow.

  • Mary

    I will always like SPN because of Jensen and Jared (and now Misha) but I miss it when it was scary. Last night’s episode was HILARIOUS but I miss the monsters and creepy vibes sometimes.

  • Leoben Conoy

    @ dantas “Also, people thinking ABC will move The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife or Super Fun Night are delusional and should stop doing crack immediately.”

    Well they have to do something. To sit there and say nothing is going to be moved, is ridiculous.

  • DougF


    But it’s not fair. Because like I stated before it’s not a series low, nor is it a 2 season low. I know overall viewers aren’t an indication but last week it had 2.19 million. Not that big of a drop-off.

    Sorry but you and other can continue to think that’s falling on its face but it’s just not the case.

  • dantas


    I’m sorry, but you are wrong.

    This site compares this week’s preliminaries with last week’s final.

  • Rod

    I thought last night’s AoS episode was the first that didn’t stink. I almost bailed on the show. In fact I decided not to watch last week before I realized it was a repeat. Then last night, just before it began, I decided to watch again. Glad I did. But I understand why it’s been a disappointment. Maybe now it will get the quality turned around and the numbers will eventually follow.


    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.

  • Kate


    Then why is it posted “On the CW, The Originals matched last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.”

    The Originals got a 0.9 in the prelims and adjusted to a 1.0 in the finals I thought.

  • Setheriel


    I think we can extrapolate a bit for the budget of AoS. In an interview on comicbookresourses.com, the EP said that ABC has been generous with the budget compared to a lot of other network shows, but the per episode is no where near cable giants like GoT. He specifically said they are at a budget of about half GoT per episode. GoT has a $6-7 million dollar per episode budget. So this would put AoS at about $3-3.5 million per episode.

    This is my best estimate given what the EP has said. Still just my best guess though. Thoughts?

  • gerry

    there is no delusion about abc moving around their schedule. its not just the comedies either. most of the schedule is messy. i expect some moves come january. they’re not just going to let everything just sit getting problematic numbers..

  • Carl

    I don’t think the show is falling on its face, but I think the idea that maybe they shouldn’t have aired two whimsical episodes in a row has some merit. I think these may sometimes give viewers the impression they can skip the episode because nothing will happen.

  • RyanCanada

    The Originals was really good last night…

  • Paleonut

    @Carl @DougF I disagree… I think it’s just part of the seasonal leveling off… this was the 6th ep and I think that’s about where SPN leveled off the last few seasons.. While I hope it will adjust up, a .9 is not bad. Last year, SPN tended to fluctuate between a .9 & .8. So at worst, this is even with last ssn, which I think is extremely good for a show in it’s 9th season. My guess is that SPN will level off between 1.0 & .9, as this season has been averaging higher numbers than last.

  • a p garcia

    I am sure ABC executives wish they could kick themselves in the BUTT for cancelling BOP. Hope it is uncancelled.


    @ Marc

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Dads is renewed & moved to Sundays 9:30 next fall

  • r0ckmypants

    @DougF – “The Orignals wasn’t steady from last week. “

    The text above says it was. That’s what I’m going off of.

  • Kissan

    SHIELD has a lot of potential but for right now I personally don’t like the show that much. It’s not “Must See TV” at all. Even OUAT and Castle almost beat SHIELD this week. But one things for sure, I can’t wait to see TBL beat AOS in the coming weeks. The Goldbergs and TW definitely fell because of those stupid little FOX comedies. The Goldbergs should move after The Middle and TW should go after MF. Dads and B99 are doing pretty good staying steady even though they were on hiatus and were going up against AOS and NCIS. I wonder how much teen girls watch NG and TMP cause these two comedies skew YOUNG as I don’t know what. I love it when The Originals is doing good and kicking Ravenswood’s butt. TMP needs to die and move to Saturdays at 1:00 pm with only 15 minutes instead of 30.

  • BlueTahoe

    The Goldberg’s is the best new comedy and trophy Wife is also good. ABC needs to move these shows away from AOS or move AOS to another night.
    In the right slots the Goldberg’s and Trophy Wife will start to see the numbers rise.

  • dantas


    It’s because they wrote it wrong. These mistakes happen sometimes.
    It actually makes NO SENSE for them to compare these week’s prelims with last week’s prelims.

  • Bella Bellini

    Supernatural was hilarious last night. I know the previews looked silly and people who prefer the myth arch episodes might have stayed away. But Supernatural has a history of brilliant comedic standalone episodes. Last night was no exception. Watch if you missed it!

    The Originals was SO good. It’s my favourite new show along with Sleepy Hollow this year.

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