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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  • Edward

    There was a lot of unjustified negativity about this weeks SPN episode based on the short teaser. Turned out to be a great funny episode.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    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.

    Yes, I agree. Which show are you talking about?

  • Jon

    Why is CW waiting on with the backorder for Originals?

  • Brandy

    Glad TO is steady

  • Moe

    Glad to see the unhappiness over that “humiliate Dean” promo translated into bad ratings for the episode. Sick of “Supernatural” making Dean the butt of the joke.

  • Fake Me Out

    Who knew MAoS would be dragging down The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife?

  • Maya

    lol and they cancel BITG and SFN to keep these 2 duds…

  • shogun

    @ Omabin

    Watch AoS. There is no way the show has an average budget with the special effects it has.


    AoS can’t go ten minutes without referencing the avengers. If people expect the organization to be somewhat comparable to the films it constantly refers to, that’s the showrunners fault.

  • David

    Say good bye to SHIELD. With terrible cast members and boring stories, the rating will 100% drop below 2.0 before January. ABC is No.1 this year. Every new show is a fiasco.

  • Anon

    (1) If Fox would move New Girl to a different night, I could totally write off Tuesdays. This is the most barren night of the week for TV viewing.

    (2) The other poster using the handle “anon” is not me.

  • Janus

    SPN simply did NOT fall flat on it’s face the last 2 weeks. It’s fine, the episodes were fine. The sky is not falling.

  • david

    Looks like the Originals is really steady a .9 is good for the show. Supernatural will go up next week i bet. The CMA special on ABC did really bad. Most of the night seems to be down from last week excepth for a few shows.

  • Carl

    @AOHT, Supernatural.

    @Moe, the episode didn’t humiliate Dean at all. The promo may have suggested it, but the episode treated him pretty well.

  • CK


    Aside from the actors’ salaries, The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men are incredibly cheap to produce. SHIELD most likely avoided hiring A list actors because of the considerably higher production costs. They’ve had location shoots abroad and regularly require high quality special effects. That Samuel L Jackson cameo probably didn’t come cheap either.

  • jT

    go new girl!

  • James

    @HalCapone – Shield is expensive because of CGI and the length of time it takes to film an episode. Most hour-long dramas are filmed in 8 days. Shield takes 10 or more. They didn’t air an episode last week because they couldn’t get it finished in time. You are correct, the supporting cast is cheap but they are awful. They should kill off most of them (starting with Ward and Skye) and bring in a few name-actors to play off of Clark Gregg. They’d pay more in salary but the show needs a revamp and it needs to get the viewers back who have left already.

  • Greg

    For SHIELD, it appears to be too little too late. Last night’s episode was very good, probably the best they’ve done. But by now. people have already jumped off the bus and now its in trouble.

  • Lucky

    The Shield is the worst show ever. I LOVE Joss, but come on!!!

  • ron

    @gaius Shield does not always adjust up. It has been in a steady downfall since its premiere. It started out with 13 million viewers, by next week it will drop into the 6 million arena. It is a poorly written poorly acted show and it was a certainty that it would fall to the below average level it deserves.

  • Vanessa S.

    Last night’s episode of Supernatural was hilarious! In no way whatsoever did they “humiliate Dean” or make him the butt of jokes. The silly humor was subtle and handled brilliantly by Jensen Ackles. Jared Padalecki also put in a stellar performance balancing Jensen.

    Sad to see the demo down but am hoping we bounce back next week.

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