Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' & 'NCIS' Adjusted Up; 'The Goldbergs' Adjusted Down

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December 11th, 2013

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NCIS and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 while The Goldbergs was adjusted down a tenth versus the preliminary Tuesday broadcast ratings.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for December 10,  2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 2.9/8 19.30
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (8-9:01PM) 2.1/6 6.11
NBC The Biggest Loser 1.9/6 6.24
FOX American Country Awards (8-10PM) 1.4/4 5.14
CW  iHeartradio Album Release Party With Katy Perry -R 0.3/1 0.71
9:00 NBC The Voice (9-10:01PM) 3.1/9 11.52
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.4/7 15.24
ABC The Goldbergs (9:01-9:30PM) 1.6/5 4.77
CW iHeartradio Album Release Party With Lady Gaga -R 0.2/0 0.43
9:30 ABC Trophy Wife 1.2/3 3.48
10:00 CBS The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 3.4/10 9.72
NBC Chicago Fire 2.2/6 9.32
ABC What Would you Do? 0.9/3 3.13


Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    I see you avoided the general point of my post like any troll would. Let me explain something, Sleepy Hollow is not only Fox’s highest rated non-animated show, but it would be performing above the scripted average on any other Big 4 network. So how exactly is 2.2 not well rated? Your move.

  • robert

    NCIS dominates. Winning by over 13 million total viewers.

  • grey


    Yes, but it’s not the viewers that count but the demo. “Vicky’s Secrete” is the show that *actually* “dominated.”

  • joe


    SH does okay. It’s a small hit. It’s down to a 2.2. It would have dropped under 2 if the season wasn’t so short. Just because Fox’s schedule is awful, doesn’t make SH a big hit. For now, the show is doing decent. Not bad, but definitely no longer great. And, you’re seriously saying the same thing here everyday. Do you seriously feel the need to defend SH everyday? It does alright for Fox. We get it.

  • Bored Now


    Okay, one, possibilities are not the same thing as excuses. Check your dictionary. I think it’s broken. Two, I’m not the one getting irate because of someone’s opinion. You, however, seem to be slightly overreacting, which is worrisome. Whilst you’re checking your dictionary, check your meds too.

    Thirdly, I’m not bothered enough about this little discussion to go looking but didn’t the Thor episode have very little effect on the ratings? Wasn’t it the entirely normal episode the week after that saw the more significant jump? The ‘not-Thor-related’ one? And would an episode that barely had anything to do with Thor at all (I know because that was the last one I saw) actually be a sole reason for the jump up to 2.6 the week after? I mean, I like the show, I watched both Thor and the connected AoS episode, yet I still haven’t seen the one that got the 2.6. What’s that say?

    Sorry, those possibilities might sound a little like excuses to you, but there you go. And just so you know, it’s not my neutral opinions that make me incredible. That’s more a package deal. ;)

  • BigBrotherFan

    Why aren’t the battle axes that watch NCIS tuning into AOS? ageism!

  • joe

    @Bored Now

    Their both excuses. It’s just a different way of saying it. You’re obvious. lol. Dude. Look at you. You tell people to check their medication when they disagree with you and then you think you’re taking the higher road? Is this what you do? Pretend you’re talking intelligently, neutral, kinder and you’re not nuts. You’re the sane one when you tell me to check my medication? lol Pretty sure you’re overreacting. I’m just laughing at how hypocritical you are. You only makes rules for everyone else here. No rules for yourself. You’re pathetic.

    It went up .2 for the Thor episode. Then the next one, with no NCIS and paired with the big DWTS finale, it went up another .2. And that was coming off the big Thor episode. Bumps usually last more than one episode. It got a bump for two episodes but everyone knew it would at least come back to the 2.2 eventually. So it’s down one tenth. Can you do math?

    Pretty sure that you’re the only one that thinks you’re incredible lol. But thanks for the laugh. You’re sure full of yourself. You are not neutral at all lol.

  • joe

    @Bored Now

    I gotta go. Thanks for the laugh. Maybe you should look up what neutral means. You’re so funny lol. byeeeeeee

  • Bored Now


    ‘Check your meds’ is an expression. Basically means to calm down. Case in point, the rant-athon I just read. I’d respond but that diatribe was so full of errors and nonsensical rambling that I honestly haven’t a clue where to begin with it. It was interesting to read, if nothing else. Yep, definitely nothing else.

    But I am pretty funny. Thanks for noticing. ;)

  • Belinda

    the dip in SHIELD’s ratings is really not surprising, considering they keep giving it random one week hiatus here and there, it’s bound to mess with a general viewership who are confused about when the show is coming on at what time and what day, especially when most shows are on hiatus this week – and not to mention for most of that targeted demographic, it’s exam week for schools as well — they can’t keep having these random “two weeks from now” things, it just confuses people

  • Hel-luhr

    Oh my god, SHIELD dropped a whole c-rapload! Oh my God, it’s going to get cancelled now. Oh my God, it will be 1.3 by May. Oh my God, I can’t predict s-hit because I would have never predicted last week’s rise to 2.6 and 3-4M total viewers. Oh my God, I’m clueless and should shut up?

    Did I cover everything?

  • alvar

    I predict that Agents of Shield will continue to drop in the new year. Last week’s 2.6 and 9m viewers was only a once off, buoyed by the Dancing With The Stars finale which proceeded it. Come Spring I reckon the ratings will be well below a 2. It just seems to be the pattern with dramas of that genre – Revolution, No Ordinary Family, FlashForward, The Event etc all began big but dropped quickly.

  • Bored Now


    I’m not sure that being followed by the Dancing With the Stars finale is a very likely reason for AoS getting the boost it did. It was much more likely the fact that there was no new NCIS that week. I’d say those two shows have a lot more crossover audience potential than a reality dancing show has with either one.

    Should say, despite joe’s unfounded accusations of my making excuses for the show and no doubt assumption that I’m a Marvel/ABC shill who will say whatever it takes to promote AoS, I actually don’t disagree that the show could potentially dip into sub 2.0 territory next year. I don’t believe I ever said otherwise. I couldn’t agree more that the show needs work creatively and some serious promotion when it returns to help get it back on track.

    Still think this week’s dip was largely due to poor scheduling though. ;)

  • Aly

    Neilson families aren’t chosen as randomly as people believe but they certainly aren’t the obsessive sort, either. Advertisers tend to be interested in some audiences more so than others, and those audiences are more heavily represented. That, and even if it was random, they would be looking at the lowest common denominator. I’m willing to bet that the average Nielson house does not schedule around TV, is frequently interrupted and does not focus as much on the TV (part of why shows benefit from strong lead ins…there’s genuinely a segment of the audience that doesn’t bother to change the channel even if they bothered to indicate when they started watching TV on their device.)

    That’s why niche shows or shows rich in mythology generally don’t do as well in the ratings whereas more conventional procedurals or sitcoms you can miss bits and pieces of or entire episodes without being lost do very well. These households are also less “up” on what’s out, which is why some shows skyrocket so far ahead of the competition and remain on top for so long even if they seem undeserving of their success. Both of these issues are also what contributed to the success of reality TV. It’s both undemanding and water cooler friendly.

    Trust me.

    Me now (married parent that’s frequently distracted and doesn’t keep up on TV shows very well, even those that I love) is more likely to be selected than me then (who had the luxury of following shows more closely.)

  • jenna


    You really shouldn’t bother responding to HeadlessHorseman. (S)He is rather dense.

  • Eric McInnis

    Replying to them is not what’s feeding the trolls. Just the fact that SH (or whatever show they hate) is on the air is what’s feeding the trolls. If it doesn’t make a difference, I might as well reply. Don’t have anything better to do right now anyway.

    No. Just no. Let me tell you something (now keep in mind this is to every crazy buffoon on this site): people like rob6990, jenna, Dante, Matt, etc. don’t actually hate these shows with a burning passion; in fact, I doubt they don’t even care that these shows exist; However, they like to trash different shows because of how people on TVBTN get really mad when a big mean bully jerk makes fun of their show, and even if they hate these shows, this is still “feeding the trolls” since you are giving them the reaction they want. For example, you HeadlessHorseman love to defend Sleepy Hollow; from what I’ve seen, you like to defend and spin its ratings as much as possible, even if there’s a good excuse. Just think about it. Sleepy Hollow has been declining slowly, It went from 3.5 to 3.1, 3.0, 2.8, 2.7, 2.6, etc., and is now at 2.2. Yes, it is at the highest in the average for non-animated shows on Fox, but you see, the second season doesn’t seem all that lucky, since it could lose interest with people.

    Now, what I’m trying to say is to just ignore them. Is it really that hard? And saying there’s nothing better for you to do right now seems unlikely. I mean, you’re on the Internet. Thank you for reading my rant, and have a good evening.

  • Bored Now


    That’s pretty much the impression I’ve always had as well. It’s a pity, given that it means the more thought provoking, intelligent television is being chased away from network channels in favor of mind numbing repetitive procedural shows and reality dreck (although thankfully the same cannot be said for cable), but as that type of show attracts the people the advertisers seem to want to advertise to, there’s not much can be done about it. Is what it is.

  • Hel-luhr

    That’s a good point Eric lol. Sleepy Hollow goes from 3.5 to 2.2 in a few months and it’s still perceived to be a hit. SHIELD makes the same sorts of drops, perhaps a bit steeper, and it’s seen as “OMG cancelled by May!”

  • laura

    @Hel-luhr Sleepy Hollow started at 3.5 and hit a low at 2.2.

    SHIELD started at 4.7 and has hit the same low. Not to mention that it was the single most hyped show of the fall season.

    How can you not see the difference? One had massive expectations, the other didn’t.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    @Eric McInnis
    You made some pretty good points. I’ll admit, I do tend to get defensive when it comes to shows I watch and that does tend to annoy people. For that, I apologize. I will say though, that if the trolls disappeared from this site for good, then the comments would be kind of boring. Their delusion makes the comments fun to read and I wouldn’t want them to just disappear. You are right about most of your other points though. That’s it for me tonight. Good evening to you too.

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