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.

  • PurpleDrazi


    I would be absolutely shocked if Taraji P. Henson did not receive an Emmy, Golden Globe, & or SAG nomination.

    Well, prepare to be shocked then(and disappointed).

    Award shows are not kind to procedurals. I agree though. Henson was fantastic this season.

  • SueP

    @HalCapone – “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.”

    Ha! I’d watch that!! :) Can you draw a chalk outline in snow? :)

  • Vanessa

    I think this week’s episode of New Girl was the best of the season so far. A lot of real laugh out loud moments. I wish it had gone up in the demo but glad it didn’t fall more.

  • Timmy G

    @John, I’m pretty sure the only reason The Originals wasn’t on was because it’s an episode ahead of every other show on the network so far this season (October 3rd airing). Stupid time to do it, yes (would have made more sense in like March) but I do see the logic. If there’s a better explanation I’d love to know as I missed my favorite new show of the season.

  • Why Watch

    Could be me, but it seems NCIS is having an off year. None of the shows have kept my interest this year. Even my better half who is an avid fan has not watched a full episode yet and is very disappointed in the shows this year.

    Person of Interest. Sorry to see Carter go, I liked the character, but people come and people go, just like real life. Good shows adapt and move on. I’d rather see cast changes than the same cast go forever and get boring. No workplace has workplace stability anymore, so why should TV cast characters be different?

  • Petar Ivanov

    POI episode was best episode of the decade and most shocking one. Even cable can’t create that drama and intense. Insane episode. OUTSTANDING CARTER(Taraji). Best script writers out there. Its tough to lose a great character like Carter but the creators are right. If they don’t follow their true North in telling their story you wind up with flub ups like “Heroes” and the last few seasons of the “X-Files.”

    And it kind of makes sense for her to die. Its closing the HR chapter. There are others to explore more machine related.

    ps NOW we need new detective/character/actress to like! So i hope producers will cast new great star like Taraji! She was outstanding! No matter male or female. But better be black again!

  • Dan


    I am a big Carter fan and the episode was amazing. Spoilers. She went out protecting Reese, as strong as any of the male characters. I will miss her but I own a pair of big boy pants so I will be able to move on. I can’t wait to see how Reese reacts and grows from this great loss. I also want to see how Harold copes with his decision not to use the machine the try to save Carter, will he feel responsible for her death? There are so many reasons to keep watching so maybe you should put your big person pants on too?

    Taraji will be on Letterman tonight and she said she will explain to all her fans why she was supportive of this story line and conclusion. Maybe you should tune in and get some closure.

  • Dennis

    You can say about POI whatever you want, but it’s the best scoring 10 pm show CBS has at the moment.

  • BrieK

    I’m really ticked about POI. I don’t know if I will continue to watch. I don’t mind changes, but they need to be for the better. They just made the show worse.

  • anon

    Sadly I knew that the CW would have a bad Tues this week mainly because they aired that Lady Gaga concert instead of a new episode (or even rerun) of The Originals.

    Still its interesting that the concert actually hit better numbers than BATB, and that SPN was pulled down as much as it was (from last week), but still got nearly 2 million viewers.

  • Katiebug

    Mindy’s a goner!

  • Lostobsessed

    Very upset at POI ratings :( Last night was phenomenal! Come on people! why are you not watching!!!!????

  • thesnowleopard

    Yeesh, no wonder SPN got a 0.9 after a not-so-special special that got a 0.3. Hope it adjusts up in the final.

  • Petar Ivanov


    They didn’t kill off Carter just for the sake of killing characters, they did it because it is the perfect ending for the HR chapter. It’s just like the Robb’s story was over with the Red Wedding.

  • iHeartJoss


    If we need a “new detective/character/actress” then that means they shouldn’t have gotten rid of the original one. Killing her off just to replace her is dumb. There’s no guaranteed “freshness” a new face filling the same role brings. In fact, it could be awful.

    Closing the HR chapter makes sense, Carter having to die because of it doesn’t. She still had all kinds of potential and story lines to work with. They’ll be losing viewers.

  • Dochas

    -Last night’s SPN was the best I’ve seen in awhile. It went for the heart. Something the show hasn’t done in long time. I love SPN. The fun, the meta, the mythology but most important for me, the episodes that show the boys heart. I don’t care about Destiel fans vs Sam fans vs Dean fans vs Castiel fans. That is ridiculous. I care about the show and what it’s all about. The all encompassing love of two brothers. That’s the backbone. The rest is just icing on an already perfect cake.
    For fans to bemoan a .9 and say things like “poor Supernatural,” Seriously? Through the rollercoaster of ratings SPN has been through over 9 seasons, you’re worried for a .9? On the CW? Where Tuesday’s are their best all around night? This fandom plucks my nerves.
    Adam Glass did an outstanding job writing this episode.

    – I really loved last night’s Chicago Fire. For a show that falls flat for me at times, I hated to see it end. I’ve been vocal about my dislike of the supporting characters but I have no issues from last night.

    -I haven’t watched POI yet because I’m building my backbone of steel so that I won’t cry through it all.

  • j

    Why would Rudolph hurt NCIS2? It did better than NCIS certainly last year.

    CBS procedurals don’t really get noms unless they’re declared The Best Network Show…and even Good Wife only got one major one last year.

  • ron

    @iheart the shows draws over 12 million viewers, not a struggling nine; and sometimes you lose a character you care about, but just like in life, bad things happen.

  • PurpleDrazi


    If they don’t follow their true North in telling their story you wind up with flub ups like “Heroes” and the last few seasons of the “X-Files.”

    I agree. It hurts to lose a character you love and I am sorry to see Carter go but it is true to this show. Fans have to realize that this story will not have a happy ending. It’s just not what this show is about.

  • Paulo PT

    POI did great, because last night ABC was very competitive with David Blaine special.

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