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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
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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

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

 
  • Pet

    Where are now the Cote de Pablo fans saying the show would have horrible ratings after her depart? lol

  • MeandMrsJones

    @Bored Now

    Yeah you’re probably right. I should probably just end all my comments with eye rolling emoticons because you know that’s what real adults do. LMAO.

    The only thing you said that I agreed with is: We’ll never know. Although you seem to think you know and you seem quite fine with telling everyone else how they should feel and think and behave, and more than willing to pat yourself and others on the back when you think you’re right and when they agree with you. But even that is fine by me because I have no problem saying I have no idea why ratings fall or go up and I’m not going to pretend that I do. But some people have walked away from the show because as one of them pointed out to me, Carter was the only true hero on POI and as such someone they could relate to. All the others were anti-heros and their actions are hard to look up to. People don’t watch shows for the same reasons you do. Please keep that in mind.

    BTW you should stop belittling seven year old school girls. They’re children and many of them are more intellectually honest than adults these days.

  • Billiam

    @Refrain

    Yeah, some weeks POI has the same number of total viewers as The Voice so I’m amazed at how low the demo number is… I think more teens and older folk must be watching the show. 12 million is pretty good! Too bad the network can’t find a way to market to the total viewers…

    The show did so much better on Thursdays. It lost more than a whole point when they moved it to Tuesday at 10 pm.

    I liked Carter but losing Carter isn’t going to make me stop watching. I mean, if we lost Harold or John, that might be different. Shaw is no Carter but the crazy chick might be interesting if they put her in the field but I agree with Harold, she is too dangerous but maybe the machine can find a way to tame the crazy chick…

    I like story arcs like last night when they go into character’s past… Good episode.

    I’d like Harold’s girlfriend to run into him one day and discover that he is still alive… that would be interesting.

  • Bored Now

    @MeandMrsJones

    Emoticons serve a purpose. Even the majority of internet abbreviations serve a purpose, to an extent, although I prefer not to use them myself. ‘OMG’ specifically serves the purpose of making the user sound immature. So well done on that.

    And again (I say again because despite the change in username it appears I’m still talking to the same person, unsurprisingly) you miss the point. I’m telling no one how they should feel, think or behave. If you want to make the show all about one character because you see her as the “only true hero” then go right ahead. Stop watching the show now, by all means. In fact if it means that you stop talking nonsense then I actually implore you to do so.

    What I did say, and continue to say, is that the people that are like you, the ones that will let Carter’s death make them turn off the show forever, are few and far between. What I did say is that the ratings evidence of the two episodes since Carter died have only gone to prove that it’s a very small minority of viewers indeed that would agree with you. I respected Carter as a character and I can see why her death hurt people but anyone who thinks that the majority of the fans were tuning in for her is simply incorrect. The show is about Reese and Finch. Everyone else is secondary. Most people watch the show primarily for the core two. To think otherwise is just ridiculous. Carter had her fans. Fusco, Shaw and Root all do too. Hell, even Elias has fans. No disputing that. But most people watch for Reese and Finch. Why you can’t see that I will never understand.

    And I would never belittle an actual seven year old girl. Just the supposed grown ups that act like them.

  • Billiam

    @MeandMrsJones

    Your name is the title of an awesome song from the 1970s that I love… by Billy Paul.

    I don’t know what the arguing is about but I’ll keep watching POI even without Carter. The producers of the show told us that we will be seeing her in story arcs about her past, so we will see her again, just not alive in the present. Harold’s former partner never has been alive on the show but we’ve seen him multiple times.

    I disagree with the anti-hero opinion. I think all but the crazy chick and Shaw ARE heroes, now. No one has a perfect past. We all make mistakes. The important thing is that you learn from your mistakes and strive not to make them again. They’ve done a good job ar redeeming Harold and John.

    I use Arrow as an example… the show thrived when Oliver was the vigilante and had no problem with killing. This year, they are trying to make him less a killer but people like vigilantes because they do what many of us would like to do to street scum that want to hurt us…

    Even Carter became hardened toward the end…

    I remind yo that we are all titled to our opinions and this world would be aweful boring of we all thought alike…

  • Bored Now

    @Billiam

    I’d say Shaw is a hero too. Despite her condition and total lack of empathy she actively chooses to do good. I mean, she originally chose to follow a medical career path, despite it being taken away from her. Even now, doing the work she does, she makes a conscious effort to do good and help people. That makes her a hero to me. More so in the sense that she gets no personal gratification for risking her life for others.

    Root, I can’t really argue for. She still kicks ass though! ;)

  • Missing Joss Carter

    I stopped watching because of Carter’s death. I do not like sci-fi stories, the Shaw or Root characters and Jonah Nolan or Greg Plageman. I may not matter to the ratings, but I have a right to my opinion and decisions. I am not seven years old, unintelligent or of the opinion that I must like a television show because someone feels I should. I find some of the comments I read far more entertaining than the plot lines regarding Reese, Finch and Fusco and I feel very free now that I am untethered from a show that I liked very much, but dislike now since it disappoints me. I resent the smug criticism of those who say I must be wrong to begrudge the death of a character with whom I identified. To all who are pleased about the program, enjoy your drama. Personally, I hope the ratings tank, and Nolan and Plageman become the laughing stocks of Hollywood. I abhor the “new direction” of the show and think the new cast additions PALE in comparision to she who was jettisoned like flotsam. I hope the machine aand its counterparts are summarily unplugged!

  • MeandMrsJones

    @Billiam

    Yes, it’s a lovely song and one of my favorites as well.

    Just to clarify, I never said that anyone should stop watching the show. I have pointed out, however, that some of the same people who say to Carter fans that their feelings aren’t justified are the ones who themselves admit that they would stop watching the show should their favorite character die. Now they posit their “justified” feelings by saying things like Reese/Finch are the “heart of the show” and they feel that that’s enough to excuse their rationale for abandoning the same show that they will say is so brilliantly written as long as their character is still around. I see that as hypocritical, but I know that they can’t see it any other way than how they see it.

    The point about Carter being the only hero in the show is not my opinion. I agree with you. My favorite characters in every show/movie are usually always anti-heroes, but that’s why I watch shows and it was eye opening for me to hear someone else’s thoughts because it was not my own and it never even occurred to me. The opinion came from a religious friend of mine who struggles to be entertained by tv today. And yes variety of thought and opinions are all good things.

    @Bored Now

    I’d love to read your thesis on the valuation of emoticons and internet abbreviations one day. It’s sounds fascinating.

    You’re probably right why most fans watch the show. I’ve never said that most fans watch the show for Carter, have I? I don’t know why you would think that because some fans-no matter what percentage they are-walking away from the show deserves your condescension. I believe (I’m not sure) that I’ve seen you state that these people are not fans. Why do you feel that you can determine what makes a fan and what doesn’t?

    I get that you still have a reason to watch and enjoy the show, but you don’t need to make people who disagree with you feel less than. Your horse, sir, seems mighty high.

  • MeandMrsJones

    @Missing Joss Carter

    Beautiful prose.

  • Bored Now

    @Missing Joss Carter

    “… or of the opinion that I must like a television show because someone feels I should.”

    No one is saying that.

    ” I resent the smug criticism of those who say I must be wrong to begrudge the death of a character with whom I identified.”

    Or that. No one is saying you should like the show anymore. No one is saying that you should be happy about Carter’s death. To be brutally frank, no one really cares what you think or do. All that’s being said to you is that you should stop assuming that many people are going to share your opinion and quit the show. Some might, but not many.

    “… I feel very free now that I am untethered from a show that I liked very much.”

    Well, by your own admission you didn’t really like the show much to begin with. Carter was rarely the centre of the story and often barely in an episode. You must have been pretty bored watching 50% or so of the previous seasons.

    “Personally, I hope the ratings tank, and Nolan and Plageman become the laughing stocks of Hollywood.”

    And that comment right there is why you aren’t being taken seriously.

  • zach36

    go dads 1vs.7 b99 haha goldburgs. 7

  • zach36

    bored now you are a long winded shut up

  • Bored Now

    @MeandMrsJones

    I think you’ve misunderstood my viewpoint in all this. I’ve said over and over again that everyone is entitled to their opinion and that I get that, assuming Carter was the reason somebody watched the show, her death would mean their interest in it might end. That’s understandable.

    My problem began and remains with the people that came here after Carter died claiming that the show was going to tank and everyone was going to stop watching because Carter was the reason the show was successful and that without her being around POI was going to fail as a series. Their basic position being that because a few hundred vocal fans on the internet forums were kicking and screaming about it, that obviously meant most of the world agreed. All I’ve ever argued against is the idea that Carter’s death is going to cause a ratings collapse and end the show. Never once have I tried to tell people what to do for themselves. Only that they should stop speaking for this fictional majority. If you read my comments back you’ll see that for yourself.

  • Billiam

    @ Bored Now

    Yeah. I love watching a strong woman kick ass!!

    I prefer strong, intelligent women. I married one!! My wife never kicked someone’s butt but she is good with a gun as her Dad told me the first time he met me 17 years ago… :)

    I have liked Shaw in past episodes but it is hard to warm up to a character like hers. It all depends on the situation, I guess. I liked her lasdt season but I think her character is missing something that she had last season… it is hard to explain. She doesn’t “feel” like we do but… in “Dexter”, he was the same way to begin with but he exhibited emotions such as anger. We don’t see much emotion at all from Shaw… So, it is difficult to wrap your head around a character that is more robot than human…

  • Bored Now

    @zach36

    Your use of the English language is spectacular. Congratulations!

    Succinct enough for you?

  • Billiam

    @Bored Now

    There have been and always will be people who get off on criticizing shows that we like… they probably never even watched POI. But, people love to see misery. I attribute the popularity of reality shows to the fact that people like to watch other people fail… its like driving by a car accident and seeing body bags on the road. Most of are sad and horrified but there are those who get a thrill out of the fact that it didn’t happen to them but to someone else.

  • Bored Now

    @Billiam

    Can’t argue with a lady who knows her way around a firearm.

    Well, you can, but it’s not advisable. ;)

    Shaw and Dexter are different levels of the same thing. Dr. Vogel even pointed out in the final season that Dexter was far from being your typical sociopath. I think Shaw has shown signs of emotional attachment (her desire to avenge her partner and her protecting the young girl a few episodes back, to name two) but you’re right that she has yet to develop the same way Dexter Morgan did. Might happen in time though.

  • Billiam

    @zach36

    It is a free country or at least I thought it was until 2008….

    If you don’t like what we are saying, stop reading. You do have that choice. Unless you live in a place that isn’t free and makes you read every word of every site such as this…

    It isn’t polite to tell someone to shut up. Your mother should have taught you that. Say ‘Hush’ instead. That’s more polite…

  • Billiam

    @Bored Now

    Yeah, that was a great episode when Shaw protected the little girl…

    Dexter, at the end, had come a LONG way from what he was at the beginning. I’m glad you liked the show too. It was one of those I had to watch live because I couldn’t wait… It was sad seeing it end and I’m still confused about the ending where shows up in a port town, all alone. Is he still killing? Will he ever have a normal (or normal for Dexter) again? They need to write a book to explain some things about how he ended up there and where he goes from there. I also hated that Deb died…

  • Bored Now

    @MeandMrsJones

    I just saw your response to Billiam above, including this comment…

    “Just to clarify, I never said that anyone should stop watching the show. I have pointed out, however, that some of the same people who say to Carter fans that their feelings aren’t justified are the ones who themselves admit that they would stop watching the show should their favorite character die. Now they posit their “justified” feelings by saying things like Reese/Finch are the “heart of the show” and they feel that that’s enough to excuse their rationale for abandoning the same show that they will say is so brilliantly written as long as their character is still around. I see that as hypocritical, but I know that they can’t see it any other way than how they see it.”

    To be clear, I’ve never said anything to that effect. I think Reese and Finch are the core of the show, by which I mean the two characters without which the basic premise could not easily function, but that’s not to say that I wouldn’t continue to watch if either character was killed off. As long as the writers were able to come up with a plausible way in which the show could be adapted to work around the loss, I’d be okay with it.

    I think certain characters would be a lot harder to work around than Carter will be but providing the writing remained solid and the premise believable, I’d still be a POI fan even without Reese or Finch. the show is bigger than any individual character, at the end of the day.

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