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.

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  • ReallyTired

    Can ‘Mindy’ just get cancelled already??? PLEASE???

  • Billiam

    Glad POI is stable and that Shield inched back up….

  • Jacquelyn

    Looks like AOS has finally found its floor. Enough to keep it going but not for long.

  • Eu

    The Lady iHeartRadio down supernatural

  • k:Alex

    Dante is happy today

  • Russ

    Hello – We’ll see. Last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a highly-publicized tie-in to Thor, which was #1 at the box office the last two weeks. Arguably, beating out last week’s series low to tie the previous week’s series low by using an event episode isn’t really indicative that they’ve found their level just yet.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Shield has stabilized, which is good news, but the big news of the night is the self starting David Blaine special. Good for him. Watched it and it was quite enjoyable!

  • Tessa

    Supernatural? Was it a lack of a decent lead-in or does my theory that mythology episodes are more popular than one off episodes have some truth in it?

  • smelt

    CW dropped 0.6 of its viewers, some went to dads, others went to shield.
    I’ll like to see how much more viewers they’ll she next week when The originals are back.

  • alex

    So a DAVID BLAINE special was the highest rated show on ABC yesterday. That is sad. Well at least ABC knows what they need to do to get solid ratings. More reality shows.

    I’m DISGUSTED that Shield settled in at 2.2/2.3 levels. Are you serious? That is pathetic. It better be cancelled this season

  • Jason


    It was the lead in the second half hour of Gaga was a 0.2. That’s like building from dirt.

  • Raffesun

    Person of Interest had the best episode of the season HANDS DOWN so sad to see Carter take the fall.

  • alex

    Tessa, people don’t know if an episode is mythology or one-off episode until they watch the episode. So your theory is wrong!!!

    Why does CW keep airing stupid iHeartRadio concerts. Less than 1,000,000 people watch. STOP! Keep that ish for Fridays.

  • Scandalicious

    I’m glad SHIELD rose! Go Brooklyn Nine-Nine!

    CW preempted The Originals and dragged Supernatural down with it. So far this week is not off to a great start for the CW. What an awful night for FOX as a whole. New Girl didn’t bounce back up and Mindy got a 1.2! Goodness.

    CBS is solid as always, and NBC didn’t do bad. However, The Voice seems to be loosing steam and Chicago Fire is slipping a bit too. For NBC’s sake, I hope both can go up next week!

  • Carl

    @Tessa, I think mythology episodes do tend to have broader appeal in that they feature more of the cast, but it also depends on the episode (Taxi Driver was one of the lower rated episodes in SPN’s back half last season).

    I have mixed feelings, because I really thought this episode was good for the characters and story, just because of getting to see more of who Dean was at that time. I’d hate to think people just said, “This will be filler” and walked away. But maybe they did. If so, it doesn’t bode well for next week, which looks like a mess.

  • Mike


    Is there a more insufferable show to read about how you’re apparently some idiot for not watching than this one?

  • Jerry


    I’m sorry you feel that way about Carter and the show. However I do not share your views (Okay, I agree I don’t know why they would be walking alone like that at night when they both knew Simmons was out for blood).

    To me the heart and soul of POI is Finch and Batman Jesus – I mean, Reese. Everyone else is expendable and I will keep watching.

  • AAA

    0.9 out of 0.3 lead-in with no cross-over audience is bad? You gonna be kidding me. It’s actually very impressive. Very few CW shows can do the same. So yey for SPN! It was one of the best eps, felt like old good times.

  • mia

    Has SHIELD really stabilized though? I thought it would go up more considering yesterday was the heavily promoted Thor crossover.

  • John A

    Why the hell did CW air that stupid Iheart rubbish? If they had to air put it on friday and bump loser The Carrie Diaries for a week.

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