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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  • Lucky

    The SHEILD is also expansive to produce.

  • Debra

    Does anyone have any idea why so many shows are getting ratings that are normally reserved for the springtime.

    I’m almost dreading seeing the ratings for CBS tomorrow night bc they are going up against the CMA awards.

  • Steven

    I really enjoyed NCIS LA last night. It was entertaining from beginning to end. Next weeks episode looks even better. I quit watching to original a long long long time ago. Both NCIS and LA still bring in the viewers so thats could for CBS.

    Also seriously I don’t understand the airing of the Voice from 9-11 instead of at 8-10. The Voice live numbers while still better than anything else NBC would air really aren’t that great.

  • Ewaut

    So this year, 2 is the new 3…


    @ HalCapone

    Setheriel quoted the cost of each ep & stated info was found in an interview @comicbookresourses.com. Pay attention, young man!

    I can also back up this statement as I have seen in print the GOT $6-7M an ep & SHIELD costs about half of that. EW had issues (in Aug I believe), one with Joss Whedon on the cover that also went into COP for SHIELD & the other may have been the GOT spread, but there were several articles within weeks of each other that addressed not only SHIELD, but the TV season as a whole.

    I also agree that SHIELD is in no danger of cancelation at this stage of the Game of Network Thrones.

  • Nasir


    I completely agree. I was afraid the show would be like TVD the past few seasons because Julie Plec is writing… but I have to say the show is greatly written. I think that has to do with characters being more violent and older.

  • Greg

    There has not really been a breakout surprise hit in the last 2 years. The last of those were the OUAT/Revenge combo for ABC.

    The closest we have to a breakout hit this year is The Blacklist

  • ron

    @tv viewer The voice did not do “great” in the 9-11 hour, it dropped from last week! You could of said it did ok but you chose to use words you have no idea what they mean; look it up, using the word great should be done very selectively.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Fake Me Out – “Who knew MAoS would be dragging down The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife?”

    Nobody. In all likelihood, ABC’s comedies are down from last week because Fox aired its regular comedy block again.


    @ Steven

    The Voice regularly airs 9:00-10:00 on Tues & last night Chicago Fire was preempted @ 10:00 for a special hour + the Voice will have another special on Thurs 8-9:00.

    TBL airs Tues @ 8:00, so it was its regularly scheduled hour last night.

  • Me

    SPN fans are nuts. Debating whether or not, a preview caused a little ratings drop. Nielsen doesn’t work that way. And FYI, last night was a good episode. SPN used to have funny eps back in the day too.
    Elsewhere, good for TO and Mindy. The Originals is pretty solid, storywise and Mindy is actually funny. I think that’s the problem with Fox’s comedy lineup. The block has only 50% of funny shows while the other two suck. Guess which is which.
    And regarding MAOS, the show is lame. Even Nikita has more depth and action that the Marvel ugly newborn. :D


    @ Greg

    The Voice

  • HalCapone

    Where abroad has SHIELD been filmed? I can’t imagine a one minute walk on by Samuel L Jackson breaking the bank. The special effects are respectable but they are used judiciously.

    I’ve watched every episode of SHIELD so far and I can assure you they don’t reference Marvel’s Avengers every 10 minutes. Last evening, Agent Coulson made a sly, quick reference about being made of iron (wink, wink). And another quick reference was made about Captain America in passing. None of these split second Avenger references are ever central to any of the SHIELD story lines. I didn’t have any expectations that I would be watching a $200 million Avenger movie each week or I would be seeing Iron Man, Thor or any of their Avenger buds making appearances. These are after all “agents” of SHIELD and not the Avenger super heroes investigating and battling the villains of the week. If ABC/Disney is to be faulted for anything in their promotion of Agents of SHIELD, it is probably for the sin of omission, not mentioning this is not a series about the Avengers.

  • Greg


    True, I wasn’t considering reality shows. But you’re right.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    There has not really been a breakout surprise hit in the last 2 years. The last of those were the OUAT/Revenge combo for ABC. The closest we have to a breakout hit this year is The Blacklist


  • K

    BB should go back to being 2 hours. Such much is cut being only a 1 hour show, so that they can show the Voice

  • Dom

    Seriously people TROPHY WIFE is hilarious!! Anyone know how it’s doing on DVR playback and on demand???

  • AAA

    SPN last night was hilarious. It was definitely the funniest episode in last couple of seasons. Jensen was brilliant, Jared was very good. 0.9 is nothing to worry about; it’s more in line then inflated 1.2. Hope it won’t adjust down. Love this weird mix of crazy, funny and scary SPN still able to deliver..

  • Joseph A

    I finally gave up on Agents of Shield last night about mid episode, but my viewing habits aside,

    Agents of Shield
    Started at – 4.7 demo and audience of 17.01
    Now its at – 2.5 demo and audience of 7.03

    Goldbergs also seems to be in a steady decline
    Started at – 3.2 demo and audience of 8.94
    Now its at – 1.5 demo and audience of 5.01

    Not thinking either gets cancelled but its an easy guess that The Goldbergs cast should not be expecting a 2nd season


    @ Debra

    So many shows are getting spring-like ratings due to cable being stronger this year & the continuing erosion of Nets IMHO. Look at the cable numbers each day & see how many now have a 1.0 or better in the 8-10:00 hours. You also have MF & The Middle added to the fray, plus the usual youth-attracting PLL et al.

    Add to that MNF & TNF, plus the other sporting events & you have some serious cable competition 8-10:00 where before you only had SOA, AHS & JS @ 10 & TWD @ 9:00.

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