TV Ratings Tuesday: 'MARVEL's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Hits Low, 'Chicago Fire' Returns Up, 'Person of Interest', 'The Originals' & 'Supernatural' Rise

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November 13th, 2013

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. November 12

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.5/7 2.4/7 1.5/4 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.9/6 1.4/5 1.0/3 1.4/4 1.2/4 1.0/3
Total Viewers (million) 8.501 15.478 4.648 3.094 3.558 2.363


NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49  while  CBS was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser earned a1.9 down 10 percent from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. of The Voice matched  last week’s 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire returned to a 2.2 up 5 percent from a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent episode.

On CBS NCIS matched last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.  NCIS: Los Angeles scored a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week’s season low. Person of Interest notched a 2.0 up 5 percent from last week's series low 1.9  adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. scored a series low 2.2 down 12 percent from last week’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Goldbergs garnered a 1.7 up 13 percent from last week's series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Trophy Wife notched a 1.2 up 9 percent  from last week's 1.1  adults 18-49 rating. The special Scandal for Real: The Top 10 Political Scandals of the Century earned a 0. adults 18-49 rating 8 up 14 percent from a 0.7 for last week’s Robin Roberts special.

On FOX, Dads scored a series low 1.2 down 14 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Brooklyn Nine-Nine tied its series low with a 1.4 down 13 percent from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, and New Girl hit a series low 1.7 down 15 percent from last week’s 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project matched its series low with a 1.3 down 13 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Originals notched a 1.1 up 22 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Supernatural garnered a 1.0 up 11 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, November 12, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 2.9/8 19.20
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.2/6 6.63
NBC The Biggest Loser 1.9/6 6.30
FOX Dads 1.2/4 3.16
CW The Originals 1.1/3 2.38
8:30 FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.4/4 3.28
9:00 NBC The Voice 3.4/9 11.41
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.4/6 14.75
ABC The Goldbergs 1.7/5 5.18
FOX New Girl 1.7/5 3.33
CW Supernatural 1.0/3 2.35
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.3/4 2.62
ABC Trophy Wife 1.2/3 3.81
10:00 NBC Chicago Fire 2.2/6 7.79
CBS Person of Interest 2.0/6 12.50
ABC Scandal for Real 0.8/2 2.82


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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/5; "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 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 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.

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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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  • Dante

    Hello, my buds…

    So, looks as though “Chicago Fire…Extinguisher” returned from that 3 week break to a pretty dismal number, huh? LOL. Of course it did. Were you expecting something different except Person Of Interest to dominate the 10PM slot in viewers and for the firefighters to lose a massive chunk of The Voice audience and then another chunk at the half-way mark of the show?

    I mean, seriously… what a gigantic waste. NBC is doing themselves NO favors by airing this crap out of The Voice. Give the slot to something that deserves it- Parenthood, Grim, or a new drama that could benefit from The Voice. Don’t waste the damn lead-in on a show that after 30 episodes, will NEVER be a hit for your network. Or better yet, if you don’t have faith in anything of quality, just expand The Voice results to 2-hours. It will bolster the whole night, guaranteed.

    I anxiously await the predictable…
    * but SOA was new on FX and other cable shows must have done well at 10PM
    * but POA had the benefit of airing new episodes for the last 2 weeks.
    * but it could adjust up (even though common sense says it will adjust down)
    * but after The Blacklist, Chicago Fire is NBC’s strongest drama

    …and any other ridiculous justification for CF’s weak return. I know you guys have it in you, so get to spinning. Make NBC’s official press release look pale by comparison. And if you needed MORE proof beyond the absolutely hysterical irony that one of the show’s plots right now is that the firehouse is in danger of being closed down (talk about real life invading a show), DuMont over at Berman’s site is a fan of this. And that means it will eventually be axed like he every other low rated program he supports. LOL.

  • Gabriel

    Here are the 1/2 Ratings Breakdown

    8:00 p.m.

    ABC – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    Viewers: 7.00 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 6 (#2)

    CBS – NCIS
    Viewers: 18.37 million (#1), A18-49: 2.8/ 8 (#1)

    NBC – The Biggest Loser
    Viewers: 6.21 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#3)

    Fox – Dads
    Viewers: 3.16 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

    CW – The Originals
    Viewers: 2.47 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#5)


    8:30 p.m.

    ABC – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    Viewers: 6.25 million (#3), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#3)

    CBS – NCIS
    Viewers: 20.00 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/ 9 (#1)

    NBC – The Biggest Loser
    Viewers: 6.39 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#3)

    Fox – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Viewers: 3.28 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#4)

    CW – The Originals
    Viewers: 2.28 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#5)


    9:00 p.m.

    ABC – The Goldbergs
    Viewers: 5.18 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3t)

    CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
    Viewers: 15.12 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#2)

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 11.38 million (#2), A18-49: 3.4/ 9 (#1)

    Fox – New Girl
    Viewers: 3.32 million (#4), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3t)

    CW – Supernatural
    Viewers: 2.38 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#5)


    9:30 p.m.

    ABC – Trophy Wife
    Viewers: 3.81 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#4)

    CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
    Viewers: 14.36 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 6 (#2)

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 11.43 million (#2), A18-49: 3.4/ 9 (#1)

    Fox – The Mindy Project
    Viewers: 2.61 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

    CW – Supernatural
    Viewers: 2.31 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#5)


    10:00 p.m.

    ABC – “Scandal for Real: The Top 10 Political Scandals of the Century”
    Viewers: 2.75 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#3)

    CBS – Person of Interest
    Viewers: 12.91 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#2)

    NBC – Chicago Fire
    Viewers: 8.24 million (#2), A18-49: 2.4/ 7 (#1)


    10:30 p.m.

    ABC – “Scandal for Real: The Top 10 Political Scandals of the Century”
    Viewers: 2.88 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#3)

    CBS – Person of Interest
    Viewers: 12.09 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#2)

    NBC – Chicago Fire
    Viewers: 7.35 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#1)

  • Edward

    Nice rise for CF after three weeks off! Good episode too.

  • k:Alex

    Ok, good Tuesday night, not to much different.
    Only the Two week stop was surprisingly good for Chicago Fire.

  • Matt

    Go CF! SHIELD is dying. :(

  • James

    Shield is collapsing. Until they make changes to the supporting cast, it’s just going to keep going down.

  • Archie

    Dante you are SUCH a loser. There is zero chance Chicago Fire will be cancelled this season.

  • Chris J

    Looks like Chicago Fire won its hour and tied with the most overly hyped new drama of the season Agents of SHIELD.

    Not bad for NBC

  • Steve

    Awesome for Chicago Fire.

  • John

    I’m actually proud of America. Please send the mediocrity called Agents of SHIELD six feet deep.

  • jupiter3765

    shield is just droping week after week

  • Hmm

    AOS continues it’s downward slide. Last nights episode was the first one I’ve enjoyed in awhile.

  • Oliver

    Great year for The CW. A self-starting freshman hit and 2 solid newbies, and all their veterans are holding up too.

    Poor Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Best comedy of the year, I’ll be pissed if it gets cancelled.

    The Goldbergs is fo’ reals.

  • Edward

    Yep, SHIELD and New Girl ratings are the surprise of the night. That’s where anyone who’s serious about analyzing ratings is focused today.

  • john

    Agents of F.L.O.P. is D.O.A.

  • Dave

    Go TO and SPN!! :D

  • Sarah

    OMG Fox, more specifically New Girl.

  • Sleepy

    Yikes shield???

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Mega ouch for SHIELD!

    Go Person Of Interest! Come on NCIS twins! Adjust up in the finals!

    B99 still the second-highest FOX sitcom of the night.

    Nice numbers for The CW!

    Did I read that right? Chicago Fire is up? :-) ;-)

  • Crystal

    SHIELD failing, totally deserved. Horrible show.

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