ABC's 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Marks Second Biggest-Ever Audience; 'Dancing With the Stars' Hits 6 Month High

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November 27th, 2013

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E..D. November 26 Ming Na

via press release:

ABC Tuesday Prime (8-11pm – 12.8 million and 2.4/7 in AD18-49): ABC finished as the dominant most-watched TV network on the final Tuesday of the November Sweep (+1.0 million over second-place CBS – 12.8 million vs. 11.8 million) and ran in a virtual tie for #1 in Adults 18-49 (pacing within 1-tenth and tied in audience share for the lead – 2.4/7 vs. 2.5/7 for CBS).  ABC’s Dancing with the Stars finale stood as Tuesday’s most-watched TV show by 20% over runner-up CBS’ NCIS: LA (14.6 million vs. 12.2 million from 9-10pm).


  • Net delivered a Tuesday season-high in Total Viewers and its best Adult 18-49 rating on the night in 9 weeks – since season-premiere Tuesday on 9/24/13.


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (8-9pm – 9.3 million and 2.5/7 in AD18-49): At 8pm, ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spiked 35% week to week in Total Viewers to deliver its 2nd-biggest-ever audience and was up for the 2nd week in Adults 18-49 (+4%) to equal a 5-week high (since 10/22/13).  S.H.I.E.L.D. was the #1 series in its time period with Men 18-34 for its 9th consecutive first-run airing and continued its run as Tuesday’s #1 TV show with Men 18-49.


Dancing with the Stars (9-11pm – 14.6 million and 2.4/7 in AD18-49):

From 9-11pm, the season finale of Dancing with the Stars made ABC the #1 network in the 2-hour time period with Total Viewers, key Women (W18-49/W25-54), Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.  Dominating its final half-hour from 10:30-11pm, as Amber Riley won the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, Dancing delivered 15.4 million viewers and an 2.6/8 in Adults 18-49 to lead its nearest competition (CBS’ Person of Interest = 11.6 million and 2.1/6) by 3.8 million viewers and by 24% in young adults.


  • Building over its Monday finale by 9% in Adults 18-49, DWTS scored a 10-week high best since its season premiere on 9/16/13.


  • In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, the DWTS finale produced ABC’s strongest entertainment numbers in the 2-hour time period in 6 months – since 5/21/13.



  • Matt M.

    No spin here. BRAVO ABC!!

  • DenverDean

    Shock, ABC didn’t use “Rudolph” as excuse for AOS not winning the time slot. It’s funny how ABC and NBC have suddenly found “total viewers” as an important metric this season.

  • Andrew21

    I thought Shield’s total viwers was an error. I still can’t believe it was up almost 3millions from last week and just up 1 tenth.

  • N

    Yeah i thought so too. At the start they were getting 3.0+ and still not matching this week’s episode in total viewers.

  • skyfi

    Many new childs and schoolboys connected to SHIELD.

  • JohnF

    NCIS wasn’t airing on tuesday, hence the jump. I’m still hoping that some of the added viewers will stick around, but unfortunately I expect ratings to go back to normal in a couple of weeks time.

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