Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'Person of Interest' & 'NCIS' Adjusted Up

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December 18th, 2013

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NCIS, Person of Interest and The Voice were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49  versus the preliminary Tuesday broadcast ratings.

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

Broadcast primetime final ratings for December 17,  2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 2.9 9 19.65
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.0 6 6.99
FOX Dads -R 1.0 3 2.45
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.-R 0.8 2 3.25
CW The Originals -R 0.3 1 0.92
8:30PM FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine -R 0.7 2 1.87
9:00 PM NBC The voice (9-11PM) 4.0 11 14.01
CBS NCIS: LA 2.4 7 15.58
ABC The Goldbergs -R 0.9 3 3.12
CW Supernatural -R 0.4 1 0.93
FOX New Girl -R 0.7 2 1.51
9:30PM ABC Trophy Wife -R 0.7 2 2.39
FOX The Mindy Project -R 0.6 2 1.40
10:00 PM CBS Person of Interest 2.0 6 12.40
ABC What Would You Do? 0.7 2 2.47


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

  • Mathew k

    @JR grown ups 2 was good :p

  • Bored Now


    You get that ratings and quality rarely go hand in hand, right? :roll:

    Shows like CSI and NCIS last longer because they don’t have to evolve. What happens in season one is the same thing as season five and the the same thing again come season ten. Therefore if you enjoy season one you’ll likely enjoy season ten. Safe storytelling.

    Serialized shows are in a constant state of flux as the show moves along, meaning that many people who enjoyed the set up of Lost season one, for example, aren’t going to enjoy the show during season three. It wasn’t what they signed up for and so they give up watching.

    Some people like safe storytelling that gives you exactly what you expect. Some people prefer to see the story develop and grow. Neither option is ‘better’ by default. You enjoy what you enjoy. Simple as that.

  • Bored Now

    Glad to see POI up a tick. And The Originals and Supernatural held too. The CW must be happy with that for a night of repeats.

  • JR

    @ Matthew K,


  • Refrain

    @Bored Now

    And now we can conclusively say that with the ratings returning to normality the death of a certain character had absolutely no effect on the ratings of the show. I’m sure we won’t hear the end of the Carter stuff though, though it looks like it has died down on Twitter and Facebook, just a few stragglers hanging onto a false belief with their asinine comments.

  • Bored Now


    I know. Who would have thought that pretty much no one in the not-an-internet-crazy world would allow the death of a single character to make them abandon a series they enjoy?

    It’s almost like 99.999% of the POI audience are level headed people with an actual sense of perspective. Who knew? ;)

  • Refrain

    @Bored Now

    Yup, and while there is still some degree of dislike that she’s gone, it’s mostly respectful discussion rather than over the top over reaction like before. While it’s sad that she’s gone, it was never going to bring the show down, and with next months episodes, hopefully we’ll see the show uptick to the low/mid 2s :)

  • JJF

    Sucks that the Goldbergs rerun adjusted down, but it still repeats better than SHIELD it seems. Not that this’ll help it much, but it could show the show has some repeat viability for the future.

    POI adjusted in, which is good. I think the show is proving itself quite the solid performer.

  • Billiam

    a little relieved at poi coming back up to 2.0… but, last night’s episode seems to be a two parter and like idiots, they schedule another new ep next week when many people including myself will be on vacation.

    Lsst night’s episode was really good but if it were up to me this close to Christmas, I would have John doing a ‘Its A Wonderful Life’ and as he walks away from Harold and the machine, the machine intervenes and shows him 3 people he has saved and how he has helped them…

  • Billiam

    It is sad that a repeat of Supernatural does better than TCD, BATB and Nikita new episodes. And, does about the same as a new episode of HOD.

    Don’t kid yourselves, CW will take that in consideration when deciding on cancellations…

  • Billiam

    @Bored Now

    I don’t think that people are walking away from POI because of Carter’s death. People,like me, thought that the episode right after’s Carter’s death was the mi-season finale, especially since there has been no new episodes since 11/26 until last night. It was suicide to schedule it the way they did. ALL the shows scheduled now, even reality, are lower than usual. People are just too busy right now.

    I think in January, it’ll come back to mid 2’s.

  • Billiam

    Correction: When I saw “Stay Tuned For Scenes from our next episode”, I thought it meant POI was new next week. They usually don’t do scenes unless there is a new episode the next week, especially on CBS. But, now, I see that next week is a repeat. So, this sycks even more since we’ve got to wait for the second part…

  • Refrain


    We were talking about the vocal minority proclaiming the show as dead, and saying such nonsense that without Carter the show will shed viewers and will soon be cancelled, such asinine comments polluted a fair few places. And while everyone who loves the show is sad to see Carter go, most of us know that ultimately her death won’t end it, life will go on.

  • MeandMrsJones

    OMG so POI ticks up one point and all that talk earlier in the day about CBS making boneheaded decisions and people weren’t expecting a new eppy in December and Reese only had a tiny part to do with the episode and all that goes away, but the vocal minority can sit down and shut up now. Hahahaha. Such comedy. I’m still laughing at how quickly you can convince yourself that you’re right and others are wrong as long as you are right. LOL

  • Hardline_Pro

    @Billiam – I don’t know what you’re talking about. POI doesn’t return until January 7, 2014.

  • Fake Me Out

    I know it was a repeat, I know it’s December … but I’m still more than a little surprised not only at how bad MAoS did but how well other shows also in repeat mode did in comparison against or near it. Time is running out for ABC to fix MAoS, at least for this season … assuming it does get a second kick at the can next year … but very low repeat numbers don’t bode well for this show doing well in syndication. I really wanted this show to be good and do well … IMHO it has done neither and at this point I’d rather see if be one and done than go through another possible disappointing season next year.


  • Lukel

    CBS will be no more after all the old people…move on.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    It’s nice that CBS exists so that simple people have something to watch too.

    Does NASA really let you surf the Internet while doing rocket engineering at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory?

  • Freyja

    We were talking about the vocal minority proclaiming the show as dead, and saying such nonsense that without Carter the show will shed viewers and will soon be cancelled, such asinine comments polluted a fair few places

    They are saying the same thing on the NCIS Facebook about Cote’s departure, saying that the show will die because of her leaving. One character doesn’t make or break a show.

    You can’t have a logical common sense communication with these people, they are crazy..

  • Bored Now


    That’s pretty much what we’ve been saying too. ;)


    Nope, none of that has gone away. I still think this late December scheduling after a two week break was a mistake and I still think that it likely cost POI a small portion of its audience. Not sure why you think my stance on that has altered. Just because I’m not repeating myself in this thread doesn’t mean I’ve changed my opinion.

    POI was still down two tenths. Maybe without the odd scheduling that might have been only a single tenth. Maybe there would have been no drop from the previous new episode at all. We’ll never know.

    What we do know is that even taking all that into account and even taking into consideration that most things are down this time of the year, POI has held firm at it’s usual ratings levels and there has been no mass exodus of viewers because of Carter’s death. That’s fairly evident now.

    So yeah, we were right. And if you actually want to be taken seriously in a conversation then I suggest that you don’t start your comments with ‘OMG’, unless you actually are a seven year old school girl. :roll:

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