TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Hits Low, 'The Goldbergs' Up, 'Victoria's Secret Fashion Show' Down But Wins Night, 'The Voice' Falls

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December 11th, 2013

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. December 10

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.8/8 2.4/7 1.4/4 1.4/4 1.1/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.3/8 1.7/6 1.0/3 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 14.418 8.900 5.215 4.402 2.918 0.592


CBS was the number one network in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS, NCIS scored a 2.8 down 7 percent  from a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating on November 19. NCIS Los Angeles earned matched the 2.4 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent original episode on November 26. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show garnered a 3.4 down 6 percent from a 3.6 for last year’s show on December 4, 2012.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser earned a 1.9 down 10 percent from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. The Voice garnered a 3.1 down 9 percent from last week's 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire scored a 2.2 down 4 percent from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. earned a series low 2.0 down from a 2.6 for its most recent episode. Your predictions were far too optimistic. The Goldbergs garnered a 1.7 up 21 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Trophy Wife scored a 1.2 up 9 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. What Would You Do notched a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 10 percent from last week’s 1.0.

On FOX, The American Country Awards matched last year’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, December 10, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 2.8/8 18.84
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.0/6 5.92
NBC The Biggest Loser 1.9/6 6.22
FOX American Country Awards (8-10PM) 1.4/4 5.09
CW  iHeartradio Album Release Party With Katy Perry -R 0.3/1 0.75
9:00 NBC The Voice 3.1/8 11.21
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.4/6 14.71
ABC The Goldbergs 1.7/5 4.85
CW iHeartradio Album Release Party With Lady Gaga -R 0.2/0 0.44
9:30 ABC Trophy Wife 1.2/3 3.49
10:00 CBS The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 3.4/10 9.71
NBC Chicago Fire 2.2/6 9.27
ABC What Would you Do? 0.9/3 3.11


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," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.
  • 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," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3/ 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" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households 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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  • Refrain

    Can’t say I didn’t see the AoS drop coming, though I was a bit optimistic predicting a 2.2 18-49, but a lot less optimistic than the majority that were predicting mid 2s lol.

    It’s a show that has an audience, but they don’t value it enough to watch live. The surge in viewers when the show had no competition suggests people watched because there was nothing else on.

  • neJANIS

    Total viewer wise it is series high for Chicago Fire, strange that A18-49 is kind of far from series high. Looks like old people are starting to tune this in :D

  • Dan S

    I’m grateful that despite the drop by AOS to a series low it hasn’t really hurt The Goldbergs. It would be nice if they could swap the shows around & have the comedies start off the night & then air AOS at 9pm. In addition to New Girl Goldbergs will soon compete against About a Boy. Airing 3 comedies at the same time is ridiculous.

  • joe

    watching NCIS, Gibs has to be more forceful to the newbee. that has been the sucess of the show. a person in command;/.

  • Lisa

    At least Dante is just commenting on the ratings, whatever you think of the comments he makes. The people who are telling him to kill himself (yes, some *&!*& actually said that today) or get therapy are the bigger problems. If Dante annoys any of you, just ignore him. And for God’s sake, don’t make personal attacks.

  • Refrain

    Also those Chicago Fire numbers are fantastic. Anyone saying otherwise is clearly trolling. It’s one of the top performing shows on the network, easily top 3.

  • Samunto

    NBC has not yet announced it’s midseason plans,has it?

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    How is a 2.2 bad for Chicago Fire?…

    Apparently the same way some people think a 2.2 for Sleepy Hollow is a disaster.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Exactly! Who tells someone to kill themself over a TV show?

  • Shepherd

    At this rate, Nashville will be getting better ratings than AoS come May.


    @ Edward

    CF is down from a 2.3 last week, but I incorrectly typed AMA for FOX instead of ACA

  • ron

    @Jacq and James it is already too late to save the Agents

  • TBM

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. seems to fluctuate significantly in the ratings. I wonder why that is.

  • Refrain

    AoS is likely one of ABCs most expensive shows too, all reports seem to suggest they have invested significant sums of money into it to make it a success, you only had to see the cast interviews when they were talking about how expensive the pilot was and how they thought they would tone the budget down a bit for further episodes but were pleasantly surprised when they maintained the sameish level of quality.

  • Andrew21

    When was the last time a show lost almost 4 millions from ep. to ep.

  • Steven

    I don’t watch anything at 8pm. I gave up on the original NCIS a few years ago. It never went anywhere and got kind of stale.

    However, I now watch NCIS:LA. Its one of the few shows both the Wife and I enjoy. I actually think its better than NCIS but then again I don’t think either show are really anything alike. It give me gratuitous action and the wife gets the flirty banter. Its a win for both of us. I enjoyed last nights episode minus the quasi cheese ending that the Wife enjoyed. It was nice to see different them normal cast interactions.

    We also watch the Vicky secret runway show. It was pretty decent. I mean i was just watching for the music. ;)

  • cimmer

    @Lisa and Headless Horseman, well said.

  • Kim

    AoS..the repeat last week probably didn’t help…

  • Andrew21

    That’s a series high in viwers for chicago fire.

  • neJANIS

    I don’t see S.H.I.E.L.D. surviving past this season. Well, it is bad show anyway. Well, if it could hold above 1.8 it would be renewed but I don’t see spring ratings higher than 1.5-1.6

    Last few years have been just terrible for ABC. But they deserve it. Last season it really seemed that they biggest plan of season was to kill Revenge and Once Upon Time. And they almost did it. Revenge is done after next season (and that next season is happening only because of syndication) and maybe OAT as well.

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