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.



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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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  • LoopyZach

    Chicago Fire is #3 scripted show of the ENTIRE night!
    WOW, not bad!

  • Dodge Hickey

    Did Shield authorize this ratings bomb?

  • Jay

    Great for CF. Fantastic episode last night. Always look forward to Dante’s pre-planned opening rants. He watches the show every time, then complains about it. Zero chance of cancellation. ZERO!

  • Jenna

    AoS is pathetic. I have never seen such an overhyped show bomb in such a small amount of time.

  • David Howell

    SHIELD keeps being battered. Wow. The Whedon Curse is alive and well, now on ABC?

    FOX comedies looking terrible on the surface but are moderately valuable given who their few viewers are.

    CBS do what CBS do, put up solid numbers and watch as everyone else eventually crumbles.

  • nate

    I think Dante works for CBS. He gets mad when CF beats POI and When AHS beats CSI.

  • JJ

    Agents of Shield is probably the biggest disappoitment of the season so far. It will continue to bleed viewers without help from any of Marvels superheros. The Originals on the other hand seems to be growing. Great show that is much better than I expected.

  • grey

    All ready to go and waiting, were you Dante? Do you pre-write a script for whatever revelation the numbers might show? Do you have a logarithm for it? Geeze.

  • RJ

    Once again commenters, if you’re going to steal the half hour numbers for Marc Berman, at least give a link or source. I speaking to you Gabriel, and I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned it to you before.

  • JR35

    Yep, S.H.I.E.L.D. apparently is not immune to the ABC Tuesday curse, though it probably will be renewed for a second season.

  • anna g

    Ouch at AoS – it is being killed by horrendous writing. Even if it is adjusted up it is still a huge disappointment. PoI went up slightly and hit 2 again. CW numbers are strong as well on Tuesdays.

  • carla

    POI was phenomenal, best hour of television this week, with Carter on fire taking down the corrupt cops and dealing death at every turn.

  • Jenna

    AoS is so pathetic. I have never seen such an overhyped show bomb like this in such a small period of time.

    Hopefully Scandal falls down to these numbers soon. That’s what ABC deserves.

  • Moorplant

    Got to be ouch for AOS, it looked like it might be stabilising around mid 2s but maybe not. It’s got to be a big disappointment for ABC, which is why Marvels new shows are going to netflix.

  • Nancy

    Wow, pretty bad night for almost everyone.

  • Jody

    Not surprised with these ratings for Supernatural to be honest. It’s gonna be the second lowest ratings so far. It was so boring, save for the Sam and Crowley scenes where the plot actually moved on a bit, the rest was just filler. Great for The Originals though!

  • TJ

    @JR35, I don’t think S.H.I.E.L.D.’s ratings have anything to do with a curse. It’s just a bland, uninteresting show. I’m so disappointed in how it’s turned out. And yes, I knew that Thor, et al, would not be showing up every week, but that’s no excuse for such putting out something so boring and generic. I actually want it to improve and survive to a second season, yeesh, I certainly understand the ratings drain.

  • CrimTV

    Shield’s ratings are disappointing but it’s no where near a flop. If it were a flop it would’ve premiered at a 2.5 and either been cancelled or in danger of cancellation by now.

  • Ram510

    The Originals is AMAZING!!!!! I think if the show continues to catch fire I think The Originals can grow into a little monster for the CW and become their #1 show maybe mid to high 1’s. They are doing excellent work with the show. To me it’s like the Scandal of the CW the way they tell the story and how well it’s executed and acted.

  • Paulo PT

    All super hero drama fails, so not surprised with AOS ratings.

    the Goldberghs could be safe if it moves to another night (wednesday or friday).

    CBS and NBC with solid ratings.

    FOX!? With this ratings and put Rasing Hope on fridays?! B99 is a good sitcom, hope it go up. FOX should move this show to sundays after Family Guy in Midseason.

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