TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D', 'New Girl', 'Supernatural' & 'Person of Interest' Up, 'Dads' Hits Low

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November 27th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.5/7 2.4/7 2.3/7 1.5/4 1.3/4 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.5/5 1.6/5 1.5/5 1.2/4 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 11.758 12.837 7.848 3.264 3.420 2.354


CBS was the number one network in adults 18-49 while ABC was on top with total viewers.

On CBS, the annual telecast of  Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer earned a 3.0 up 3 percent from last year's 2.9 on December 4, 2012.  NCIS: Los Angeles scored a 2.4 down 4 percent from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. Person of Interest notched a 2.1 up 5 percent from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser earned a 2.0 up 5 percent from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Voice garnered a 2.9 down 9 percent from last week’s 3.2 adults 18-49 rating and tying its lowest Tuesday rating ever. Chicago Fire earned a 2.1 up 11 percent from last week's season low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. scored a 2.5 up 4 percent from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. The season finale of Dancing With the Stars garnered a 2.4 down 20 percent  from last fall's 3.0 on November 27, 2012 and ranking as the show’s lowest rated fall finale ever.

On FOX, Dads hit a series low 1.2 down 8 percent from last week's series low 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Brooklyn Nine-Nine matched last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl garnered a 1.9 up 12 percent from last week's series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project earned a 1.4 up 17 percent from last week’s season low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Originals earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating even with the performance of its most recent episode on November 12. Supernatural garnered a 1.0 up 11 percent from last week's 0.9  adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, November 26, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - R 3.0/9 11.39
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.5/7 9.30
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.0/6 6.56
FOX Dads 1.2/4 3.19
CW The Originals 1.1/3 2.32
8:30 FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.5/4 3.71
9:00 NBC The Voice 2.9/8 10.03
ABC Dancing With the Stars (9-11PM) - Season Finale 2.4/7 14.60
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.4/6 12.19
FOX New Girl 1.9/5 3.51
CW Supernatural 1.0/3 2.39
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.4/4 2.65
10:00 CBS Person of Interest 2.1/6 11.70
NBC Chicago Fire 2.1/6 6.96


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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.8/7.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.0/5.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5).  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 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters



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  • DenverDean

    With Thanksgiving being the latest possible date (28th), it’s really not THAT early for Rudolph. Smart move for CBS to save an original NCIS and use an equally potent program for Nov. sweeps.

  • David James

    Good night for ABC. SHIELD and Dancing With the Stars both delivered strong ratings despite the recent struggles. CBS, NBC and CW all did as expected. Fox had an okay night, with Brooklyn staying steady and New Girl and Mindy both rising. However low rated Dads continues to bring down the whole night.

  • Pepper

    Looks like ppl are finally getting sick of the Voice. NBC has been using that show as a bandaid for its failing line up for far too long.

  • Nick

    Is that total viewers number right for SHIELD? Wasn’t it at like 6.5 million last week? Did it really just jump 3 million viewers and only 0.1 in the demo? lol

  • JR

    Strange happenings at Fox. NG loses total L viewers from B99 but gets a considerable bump in the demo? And then both NG and TMP get more than half there audience from 18-49. After AH and SH slipped yesterday, Fox is pro pretty okay with what they got last night. Well, except Dads. But the writing is on the wall there.

  • s0303

    what happened to the thanksgiving effect? almost everything is up or even…

    happy the biggest loser is up…only show on nbc that can get a 2.0 except the voice or having the voice as a lead in…

    poi is starting to do much better in that timeslot…

    good for the cw…

  • Dochas

    The CW Tuesday’s are rock solid. Both shows were great last night with a few standout scenes from Joseph Morgan, Charles Michael Davis, Jensen and Jared.

  • Lucas Melo

    The Voice =/

  • spinthesky

    So did CBS air Rudolph in order to reach out to a younger audience? Evidently it worked lol.

    Nice job for Dancing With The Stars. And happy that The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine continue to pull ahead of Dads. :)

  • romo

    Rudy #1 for the night LOL.

  • Pam

    How did so many people watch a Christmas special BEFORE Thanksgivng? Then again, the store I work at has been playing Christmas music since October so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.


    Rudolph crushes all competition @ 8:00 & spearheads CBS to another Tues win

    AOS up slightly but DWTS posts lowest fall finale ever yet does better than the usual ABC 9-11 lineup

    The Biggest Loser precedes The Voice which ties its lowest Tues, though CF up some for NBC

    FOX sees Dads post its series low as New Girl & Co unable to crack a 2.0

    The CW does decent w/ TO 1.1 & SPN 1.0

  • jules

    Let’s talk. If POI scores lower on Dec. 17th, people will talk and say I told you so. In fact they will scream it. If it scores higher people will not talk. This board is full of that kind of talk. LOL. I think the show is good, and will get along just fine without Carter, who I really liked.

  • Chris J


    I agree that it would probably be better if NBC launched their promising new dramas after The Voice midseason rather than leaving Chicago Fire there. What if they did something like this:

    Sean Saves The world (burn off)
    Michael J Fox (burn off)
    American Dream Builder
    The Night Shift



    Chicago Fire
    Law and Order
    Chicago PD

    About A Boy*
    Growing Up Fisher*


    *The Tuesday 9pm hour and Thursday 9pm hour could be swapped, but it would be the same general idea.

    Believe and Crisis seem like solid shows that could probably benefit from being on a weeknight versus competing with established network and cable dramas on Sundays.


    The problem with the voice is nobody seems to be invested in the contestants in the finals the way idol can make u care about the contestants. It always kinda of limps to the end. Dancing with the stars for its 17th season did well. Considering they dropped the results show and cut the budget it did well. Shield should be in a different timeslot. They should move it up to 9 pm.

  • Dennis


    It’s a christmas special!

    Great for AOS BTW

  • Carl

    Based on the half-hours I wonder if SPN will adjust down.

    At least SHIELD didn’t go down, so that’s nice for them.

    Not surprised about DWTS. Everyone knew who would win as soon as the season started.

  • Steven

    I was curious to see how NCIS:LA would do without NCIS to prop it up. It seems to have its own audience. I think it might be a tenth down from last week and a few million viewers down but overall it held up pretty well. It still gained total viewers from Rudolph and held pretty steady in the demo from the past few weeks. I’d call that success even if it did end up 3rd in the slot. Dancing was the finale and well The Voice while down is still a beast as always.

  • Refrain


    I agree, pity some people don’t understand that. Come December 18th when the ratings release is posted here and the ratings remain the same, those spouting nonsense about the show dying will be suspiciously quiet.

    The crazy’s will be quiet in time. If they don’t want to watch the show anymore that’s their choice but things will continue on as normal for it regardless.

  • Marie

    So happy for Agents of shield, yay. And supernaural

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