TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' & 'Dads' Up, 'NCIS' & 'Person of Interest' Flat + 'Chicago Fire' Hits Low

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November 20th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.5/7 2.3/6 2.3/6 1.5/4 1.4/4 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/4 1.6/5 1.7/6 1.2/4 1.3/4 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 15.452 8.330 6.942 3.749 3.060 1.426 

CBS was the number one network in adults 18-49  and with total viewers.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser matched last week's 1.8  adults 18-49 rating. The Voice hit a new low (for a fall Tuesday) with a 3.1, down three tenths from  last week’s 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire earned a season low 1.9, down three tenths from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS NCIS matched last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating.  NCIS: Los Angeles scored a 2.5, up a tenth from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Person of Interest matched last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. scored a 2.3, up a tenth from last week's series low 2.2  adults 18-49 rating. The Goldbergs garnered a 1.6, down a tenth from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. David Blaine: Real or Magic notched a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating

On FOX, Dads scored a 1.3, up a tenth from last week's series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Brooklyn Nine-Nine notched a 1.5, up a tenth from last week's series low tying 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl matched last week's series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project earned a season low 1.2, down two tenths from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The iHeartRadio Lady Gaga special earned a 0.3  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 19, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 3.0 9 19.39
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.3 7 6.85
NBC The Biggest Loser 1.8 5 6.33
FOX Dads 1.3 4 3.20
CW The iHeartRadio Album Release Party: Lady Gaga 0.3 1 0.89
8:30PM FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.5 4 3.36
9:00 PM NBC The voice (9-10PM) 3.1 8 11.22
CBS NCIS: LA 2.5 7 14.90
FOX New Girl 1.7 5 3.28
ABC The Goldbergs 1.6 4 5.14
CW Supernatural 0.9 2 1.96
9:30PM ABC David Blaine: Real or Magic (9:30-11PM) 2.5 7 7.60
FOX The Mindy Project 1.2 3 2.41
10:00 PM CBS Person of Interest 2.0 6 12.07
NBC Chicago Fire 1.9 5 7.44


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," 3.2/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; 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,” 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 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" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  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 0.3/3 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.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • John


  • hello

    So Shield finally settled

  • Chris

    POI kicked ass last night.

  • Jay

    CF was absolutely great last night.

  • iHeartJoss


    I heard about this episode and I had to watch it to believe it. I can’t believe it. She was the heart and soul of the show. They cut out the heart and soul of the show… Carter cannot be replaced.

    And let me just say this: The way she died was STUPID! I won’t even get into the fact that it was SO unnecessary. She and John are very smart people, especially when it comes to combat, and they should have still been in combat mode. Does anyone really think that HR/Simmons called off the city full of criminals and dirty cops that were trying to kill them??? Absolutely not! That, plus psycho-cop was still out on the loose with a vengeance to boot! Why in the world would John and Joss be going out for a midnight stroll while people, many people, are still actively trying to kill them?? Then they didn’t even have vests or helmets on–better yet SWAT Gear–what??

    The “real Joss” (not the one conveniently written at the end of this episode) would have had one of those “good cops” Finch sent to them have a car waiting outside of the precinct so she and John could be out of the police station and on their way to safety in a secure vehicle within seconds. The whole walking in the moonlight whilst laughing and chatting as if they just had dinner and a movie was cute (I am a Careese shipper), but again STUPID considering the situation. I feel like the intelligence of this show died with Joss. She was the heart, the conscience, and the soul of the show. Not even getting into the other 2, without a soul, the show may limp on, but it will be lifeless.

    *Taking a deep breath*

    Well, POI producers, you just made a decision that’s going to end your show. Oh, it may not happen all at once, but POI’s days are numbered. When you all are struggling to have or keep 9 million viewers and the demo is less than 2, someone will make the call. And then it will be your show that’s laying on the ground while the phone is going “ring, ring.” I hope you enjoy that!

    On another note, Taraji P. Henson deserves and Emmy for best actress and a Golden Globe to match it because she’s been that amazing. What a phenomenal actress!!!

  • Ricardo

    Finally it stabilized.

  • Mr.Reese

    Right of course 12.07 Million Viewers and 2.0 18-49 for the greatest episode of PoI this has got to be a joke


    Please do not delete my comment

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 11.39 million

  • TV Addict


  • Dan

    Person of Interest had it’s best episode of it’s entire run last night. Too bad more people didn’t tune it. Such a heart-wrenching episode last night. But it finally defeated Chicago Fire!!!

  • tj

    Adjust up SPN please. Good for shield better than going down more.

  • CBSviewer

    Poor Supernatural :( it was a great episode last night !

  • Eu

    Bad for Supernatural ):

  • Jon

    @Chris….great poi episode but bated the ending

  • Jon

    Hated the ending

  • stevie

    Just curious so if Chicago fire slips more -__- does it give a better chance to revolution if it maintains its 1.4-1.6?

  • eelna

    Half hours?

  • Gregg

    Glad to see Brooklyn 99 and SHIELD up. Now, if only The Goldbergs and POI would start rising, too……

  • Carl

    I was actually expecting worse for SPN, considering that TO was off and Gaga’s special was not popular, or compatible. I hope it adjusts up (or at least stays where it is), but .09 is better than I thought. It was one of my favorite episodes this season.

    I wonder if AoS got any boost from Thor or if this is just their bottom.

  • j

    Shield did have the Thor tie-in thing.

    Won’t be surprised if it finds a new floor next week.

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