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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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.

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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.

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  • Mark Wood

    Don’t judge half hours that seriously. For example in my market CW ends at 9:55 and they then start local programming. Fast Nationals would include both the CW and local programming . Depending on the night local programming could inflate ratings, or could lower them.

  • grey

    All the hype and extra media coverage about this being “Trophy Wife’s” funniest episode apparently did no good – especially if it was beaten by “The Mindy Project.”

  • Randy

    Why does everybody trash Dads, when it is getting better ratings than the pitiful Mindy Show? That should have not made it to a 2nd year!

  • Fred

    Wonder Years from the 80’s portrayed the 60’s fairly accurately.
    But it was a dramedy, not a pure comedy like Goldbergs. So I don’t mind when the Goldbergs references the 80’s in broad terms, it’s a broad sitcom.
    However if White Diamonds is from early 90’s that’s just laziness.
    The writers should have used her popular Passion perfume from 80’s.

  • Endymion

    Also: Mindy’s episode is her lowest ever in overall numbers, tied for lowest in the demo.

    And right now the Mindy Truthers are muttering, “b… b… but how come America didn’t watch? I mean… CHRIS MESSINA DID A DANCE!!!”

  • Dochas

    @thesnowleopard – last night’s writing team is definitely not my favorite. I wonder sometimes where they found them. The doors that this episode opened though, made me excited for the 2nd half of the season.

  • DougF


    Supernatural usually always has a lower 2nd half hour.

    Barring adjustments this is the 2nd most watched episode of the season. Also the 2.35 in the 2nd half of the episode would have made it the 3rd highest rated episode of the season and beat all but 3 episodes last season.

  • jamie


    ugh yeah god forbid people care right

  • Duarte

    The Goldbergs is the new The Negihbours

  • Ted Craig

    Trophy Wife is getting exactly what it deserves. BiTG and SFN were both more deserving of a pick-up. And I’m not a fan of any of these shows.

  • thesnowleopard


    One of them is married to the senior executive producer, which explains a lot. They wrote one episode for season one and didn’t return until after show creator Eric Kripke left.

    I’m glad they’re not hurting the ratings too much, but the way they tend to depress the ratings a bit each time they are on (even in the same week, sometimes, as with “Taxi Driver” last season) and the way their canon-busting goes down with the fandom, well, not-so-“privileged” writers have exited the show for less.

    I’m reserving judgment on what is continued, since this duo seem to exist in their own bubble version of the SPNverse and a lot of the more egregious changes to canon they make are just ignored by the rest of the staff.

  • Ted Craig


    How is it like an Australian soap opera? Or do you mean the American sitcom “The Neighbors?”

  • Chris

    Dads & B99 put up good ratings with a New Girl Repeat on!

  • Kar

    If this is how The Mindy Project does with a hyped up Christmas episode that heavily featured its two strongest characters, what else can they possible do to boost the ratings? Lost cause…

  • Mary

    I’m still perplexed by Supernatural last night. Huge exit by a character that was a fan fave, very surprisingly so, a few plot holes were revealed, continuity was a bit off, and that’s saying something as I am a huge fan. I truly hope they can wrap up these loose ends in the 2nd half of the season.

  • DenverDean

    I know in at least two CW markets Denver and St. Louis, the CW shows start an hour later (news is at 7). Are there others that follow that sequence?

  • chris

    @BRad that’s not even completely true. People for some strange reason gravitate to CBS like crazy. Why? I don’t know. Even their shows that aren’t that great do well. For example, if 2 Broke Girls was on NBC, it would struggle to crack a 1.0 but since it’s on CBS people watch it for some unknown reason. I’ve been trying to figure it out myself but have come up with no answer.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

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

    In the pilot episode of “Vegas” set in 1960, I saw a 1963 Ford Thunderbird.

  • Kissan

    Enjoy these ratings from two years ago when TV was pretty big:

    Tuesday December 6th, 2011


    FOX: Glee-3.0 and 7.11 mill. viewers
    ABC: Last Man Standing-2.7 and 8.79 mill. viewers
    CBS: NCIS(R)-2.1 and 12.73 mill. viewers
    NBC: Michael Buble Christmas-1.5 and 7.07 mill. viewers
    CW: 90210-0.8 and 1.46 mill. viewers


    ABC: Man Up!-1.6 and 4.82 mill. viewers


    FOX: New Girl-3.4 and 6.79 mill. viewers
    CBS: NCIS:LA(R)-2.2 and 12.73 mill. viewers
    NBC: Biggest Loser-2.2 and 6.67 mill. viewers
    ABC: The Middle(R)-1.0 and 3.77 mill. viewers
    CW: Ringer(R)-0.4 and 830,000 viewers


    FOX: Raising Hope-2.2 and 4.57 mill. viewers
    ABC: Suburgatory(R)-1.3 and 4.02 mill. viewers


    NBC: Biggest Loser-2.2 and 6.67 mill. viewers
    CBS: Unforgettable(R)-1.7 and 7.95 mill. viewers
    ABC: Body Of Proof-1.5 and 7.23 mill. viewers

  • israelCD

    CW is on fire !!!

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