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.

  • Pup

    @scandalicious Other than Monday, which is only mediocre, every night is a bad night for Fox these days. hohum

  • Matt

    POI should have gotten over 13 mill last night and around a 2.5

    Best episode of the series

  • CBSviewer

    I’m a little worried about next week. NCIS will be replaced by Rudolph te Red Nosed Reindeer and i wonder if NCIS: Los Angeles and Person of Interest are strong enough.

  • HalCapone

    “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.”

    Or better yet, show NFL games like the other 3 networks.

  • John A

    Spn did well considering it had a abysmal lead in.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Go NCIS twins! Go POI!

    Chicago Fire cooling a bit?

    SHIELD finally bottomed out?

    Move Dads and Mindy to Friday. Put Bones on Tuesdays.

  • iHeartJoss

    @Dan “But it finally defeated Chicago Fire!!!”

    Not for long. They shouldn’t have lied in the advertising, but then if they hadn’t I’d suspect the numbers would have been lower. This was such a mistake. The best comment I’ve read on the matter was when someone wrote “They (TPTB) outsmarted themselves,” meaning that they did something they thought was clever that’s going to come back and bite them.

    POI will never be the same. If that’s what they were going for well they’ve surely gotten what they wanted, but we’ll have to see if they’ll want what they get in lost viewers.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Supernatural is impressive. This is some crossover audience between the music special and Supernatural, but not much. Only more mismatched combo I can think of was last year with Fashion Star (female skewing reality show), Grimm (Male skewing genre show), and Rock Center with Brian Williams (News Magazine).

  • Zing

    What an amazing POI episode last night, hats off to every cast and staff!!!

    Also, AOS is getting better and better.

  • Raffesun

    I would be absolutely shocked if Taraji P. Henson did not receive an Emmy, Golden Globe, & or SAG nomination. She has been an acting force this Season.

  • jupiter3765

    poi and chicago fire were both really good last night

  • AAA

    Anyone has half-hours?

  • Targaryen

    9mil viewers?last night it got 12.and it is by far the 1st CBS show at 10.
    the heart and soul of the show are finch-reese.end of story

  • john

    Lol. Shield hasn’t stabilized. They played their misleading marketing gimmick to temporarily stop the bleeding. Now people know what abc/Disney means by ‘crossover’.

  • iHeartJoss


    If you read around, you’ll find that a lot of people don’t share your view. She was the heart, soul, and moral compass of the show and definitely not expendable. For me Finch plays the mastermind behind the machine and Reese is the official bada$$ walking his path to redemption. Fusco was the sometimes good guy, sometimes bad guy caught in between. I loved that! Too bad it’s gone.

    I’m sure people like yourself will keep watching, I’m just not sure that it’ll be enough.

  • jamie

    wow mindy lost a lot to blaine

  • HalCapone

    “I’m a little worried about next week. NCIS will be replaced by Rudolph te Red Nosed Reindeer and i wonder if NCIS: Los Angeles and Person of Interest are strong enough.”

    Don’t worry. This season the Crime Broadcasting Syndicate (CBS) has bad ass Rudolph packing heat in this “CSI: North Pole” edition. He and his reindeer cop buds will be taking down the abominable snowman and drawing a chalk mark outline around his lifeless corpse in no time.

  • jupiter3765

    david blane was also guite entertaining

  • eelna

    I think it’s not because of the lead-in. Because Supernatural did always do better than The Originals for except last week. America’s NEXT TOP Model does better than all of its lead-in. If fans were going to watch, they would’ve. Probably most of the people thought, it was a filler episode. And somehow episodes with Castiel in it, do always better. MORE CASS! MORE DESTIEL!
    BTW 0.9 is really good for the CW, when their Monday and Friday line up is soon going to fall to a 0.2 in the ratings.

  • iHeartJoss


    Please read for comprehension and stop scanning the page. I said “when.” Oh, and the numbers will drop. Carter was the heart and soul of the show–Period.

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