TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Trophy Wife', 'The Mindy Project' and 'The Goldbergs' Fall as 'Chicago Fire' & 'The Voice' Rise

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December 4th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/7 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.1/3 1.1/3 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/6 0.7/2 1.3/4 0.7/3 1.0/4 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 8.952 10.124 2.855 3.625 2.446 2.816


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

On NBC, The Biggest Loser matched last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. The Voice garnered a 3.3, up three tenths from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire earned a 2.3, up two tenths from last week's 2.1  adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Goldbergs hit a series low with a 1.4, down three tenths from its last original's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Trophy Wife earned a series low tying 1.1, down a tenth from its last original's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. What Would You Do premiered to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from the 1.1 its summer finale earned and down seven tenths from the 1.7 adults 18-49 rating last year's premiere earned

On FOX, Dads earned a 1.4 up two tenths from last week's series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Brooklyn Nine-Nine  earned a 1.6, up a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project earned a 1.2, down two tenths from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Originals matched last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Supernatural matched last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, December 3, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Biggest Loser 2.0 6 6.72
CBS NCIS -R 1.6 5 12.37
FOX Dads 1.4 4 3.34
CW The Originals 1.1 3 2.44
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.-R 0.9 3 3.62
8:30PM FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.6 5 3.67
9:00 PM NBC The voice (9-10PM) 3.3 9 11.89
CBS NCIS: LA -R 1.4 4 9.54
ABC The Goldbergs 1.4 4 4.52
CW Supernatural 1.1 3 2.45
FOX New Girl -R 0.9 3 2.06
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.2 3 2.36
ABC Trophy Wife 1.1 3 3.49
10:00 PM NBC Chicago Fire 2.3 7 8.25
CBS Person of Interest -R 1.3 4 8.47
ABC What Would You Do? -P 1.0 3 3.25


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," 2.5/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Nice for B99!

    Go NCIS twins!

    Ha, POI repeats higher than a new Hostages.

    Somebody here (who shall remain lame, uh, nameless) is gonna be mad to see CF rising!

  • David James

    Oh well Trophy Wife, you were fun while you lasted. The Goldbergs needs to go up if it wants any place in the renewal discussions in Spring.

    Also a good night for NBC, nice to see they can still do well despite their horrific Thursdays.

  • Babar Suhail


    8:00 p.m.

    ABC – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (R)
    Viewers: 4.03 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#5)

    CBS – NCIS (R)
    Viewers: 11.99 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2)

    NBC – The Biggest Loser
    Viewers: 6.44 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#1)

    Fox – Dads
    Viewers: 3.33 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4. 4 (#3)

    CW – The Originals
    Viewers: 2.45 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4)


    8:30 p.m.

    ABC – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (R)
    Viewers: 3.21 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#5)

    CBS – NCIS (R)
    Viewers: 12.74 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2t)

    NBC – The Biggest Loser
    Viewers: 6.99 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 6 (#1)

    Fox – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Viewers: 3.67 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2t)

    CW – The Originals
    Viewers: 2.43 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4)


    9:00 p.m.

    ABC – The Goldbergs
    Viewers: 4.52 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2t)

    CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
    Viewers: 9.78 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2t)

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 11.29 million (#1), A18-49: 3.2/ 9 (#1)

    Fox – New Girl (R)
    Viewers: 2.06 million (#5), A18-49: 0.9/ 5 (#5)

    CW – Supernatural
    Viewers: 2.55 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4)


    9:30 p.m.

    ABC – Trophy Wife
    Viewers: 3.48 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4t)

    CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
    Viewers: 9.30 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 12.49 million (#1), A18-49: 3.5/ 9 (#1)

    Fox – The Mindy Project
    Viewers: 2.36 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#3)

    CW – Supernatural
    Viewers: 2.35 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4t)


    10:00 p.m.

    ABC – What Would You Do? (season premiere)
    Viewers: 3.12 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

    CBS – Person of Interest (R)
    Viewers: 8.73 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

    NBC – Chicago Fire
    Viewers: 8.72 million (#2), A18-49: 2.4/ 7 (#1)


    10:30 p.m.

    ABC – What Would You Do? (season premiere)
    Viewers: 3.38 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#3)

    CBS – Person of Interest (R)
    Viewers: 8.20 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

    NBC – Chicago Fire
    Viewers: 7.77 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 6 (#1)

  • Kissan

    Why don’t ABC just move The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife to Wednesday where there’s no other comedy competition? It’s really bothering me how ABC just leaves both of those new comedies there up against The Voice, NCIS:LA and those FOX comedies while on Wednesday BITG is already cancelled and they’re just burning off SFN. Unless ABC changes their midseason schedule about these comedies, I can only imagine what is gonna happen when The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife both go up against superbowl-inflated New Girl and B99 in February.

  • Lem

    Not bad for CF last year it was lucky to score anything above a 1.5 so to see it doing better in recent eps this year is good. It literally is the little engine that could.

  • AAA

    Good for CW. Was hoping SPN will get season 9 premier ratings. It was strong, emotional, heartbreaking episode last night. Still trying to recover. Anyone has half-hours?

  • abc

    The Goldbergs threw in a White Diamonds reference last night…the famous Elizabeth Taylor perfume that didn’t appear on the scene until 1991.

    They should stop setting the show in the 1980’s because they’re failing miserably at it and I think it’s one of the reasons the show is quickly losing it’s audience.

    And while i’m at it, the teenage girl with her 2013 hairstyle bugs me each week. Hair in the 80’s was BIG, not flat the way she always wears it.

  • Seth

    Top notch for Brooklyn 99. A second season is all but assured at this point.

  • sinataslimy

    good for cw
    supernatural did fine

  • David James


    New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are very unlikely to have any inflation considering the Super Bowl rarely helps shows (look at Elementary).

  • Alejandro

    I have not seen the episode yet but it looks as though many of those watching SN live last night did not like the episode. Since according to the half hours over 200,000 viewers turned off by the second half of the episode.

  • Alan

    Yay Originals!

  • Giulia

    Gah. Stupid The Originals. I don’t want ittttt, one season is too much already please

  • TVDude

    It seems like Dads and Mindy rotate each with with ups and downs. Goldbergs did OK with a 0.9 leadin. ABC would have been thrilled if Happy Endings would be able to do that on its own last year. Good to see TV and CF up.

  • Paleonut

    Way to go Supernatural! This season has been amazing so far… does anyone know of any other shows that increased their ratings this far into their run?

  • B-Rad

    I have a point of contention with the previous posts. Someone said “people recognize quality when it is put in front of them”. I have to say, without disrespecting anyone, that is absolutely false. Why is CBS the #1 network, because they have more quality programming? that is a joke. CBS is the #1 network because they air the same safe drivel season after season. America doesnt want to be provoked to think when watching network TV (which is why it is going down the toilet). For example, why is BBT so much more popular than Community despite Community being critically acclaimed and hailed as the best comedy since the office/arrested development? why was arrested development struggling to get viewers despite being one of the best comedies of all time? I’ll tell you why, because both Community and Arrested are not safe, they are not easy to understand, and do not spoon-feed the audience. There are many cases like this, especially on network TV. So no, people do not recognize quality programming, America wants basic, easy to approach stuff, which is why shows like Law and Order that require no continuity from one episode to the next (thus no need to put pieces of the puzzle from previous episodes together) do so well. ok im done ranting.

    -repost from a previous thread that is dead so im putting it here so it can be viewed.

  • Endymion

    And there we go folks: Supernatural beats Mindy Project in overall.

  • Dochas

    @Alejandro – I’m sure there were some who tuned out. There always are, for all shows, but the CW had it’s most watched Tuesday in 5 years last night. Tune outs or not, that’s not too shabby. Since I enjoyed both episodes, I have no complaints.

  • AAA

    Because this fandom is the most judgmental in TV universe. Bitching but keep coming back every week. SPN does it to you.
    Still think there is a hope for adjustment up.

  • thesnowleopard

    Wow, SPN and TO were practically in lockstep this week. I’m sure the network was pleased.

    Stupid episode by a bad writing team that desperately needs to be fired, but at least Carver had the sense to position their second episode of the season right before a big break and too many fans were anxious to see what happened not to show up. So, that team’s screw-ups aren’t likely to mess with the ratings the way their work on 9.03 did. And that cliffhanger will, I’m sure, do the job of bringing fans back in January.

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