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.

  • MeandMrsJones

    @Billiam, @Bored Now

    Shaw and Dexter aren’t even in the same galaxy. Dexter convinced himself that he was man by day and superhero by night (he even created a costume for himself) up until the point where the evidence to the contrary became too great for even his psyche to ignore. I don’t know what Shaw is. I think her character needs a lot more fleshing out to make any sense. She reminds me of TVD when Damon and Elena or Stefan “shut off their humanity” except she walks around with a gun instead of fangs.

  • Bored Now


    My feeling about the end of Dexter was that he’s pulled back from society altogether, both mentally and physically. The irony of the show was that his quest to be ‘normal’ and more human was exactly what ended up costing him everything that made him want his humanity in the first place. Deb, Rita, his kids, his career and friends, Hannah, even Dr. Vogel. All lost in his attempt to be a regular person. Ultimately he decided that disconnecting from his emotions entirely was the better option. Hence where we left him. Alone.

    For now anyway. I’m hoping that Showtime demanding he be kept alive means that there’s the possibility of a movie or other continuation. Missing the show already.

  • MeandMrsJones

    @Bored Now

    Show me one person who would watch POI if Shaw replaced Reese even with all her gun know-how and badassery and Nolan handing her a killer script. People watch for the characters they like as much if not more than the story. Can we at least agree on that?

  • Hardline_Pro

    If you quit watching a show because one character gets killed off then obviously you weren’t a real fan of the show, but rather the character/the actor.

  • Networkman

    NCIS:LA does really well up against The Voice. CBS may want to consider moving it to Monday night and eliminating one hour of comedy next season. The network would be happy having a show that could pull in 14-16 million viewers on Monday. CBS should be concern with strengthening their Thursday night lineup. Having comedies that are going to pull in 1.9 is unacceptable.

    8pm NCIS:LA
    9pm Mike & Molly
    9:30pm The Millers

    This setup may help Mike & Molly increase in viewers while remaining steady in the demo.

    8pm How I Met Your Father
    8:30pm 2 Broke Girls
    9pm The Big Bang Theory
    9:30pm New Comedy or MOM

    I would love to see what The Big Bang Theory is capable of garnering in a later timeslot.

  • Billiam

    @Bored Now

    You and I are on the same page…

    Remember when David Ducovney left the X-files midway into the series? There were those that said that the show would die, only last one aseason but it continued and while Doggett wasn’t mulder, he was good and we still had our supporting characters. Even when Gillian Anderson took most of a season off to have her baby, we fans stuck it out.

    If a person doesn’t feel comfortable watching the show anymre because they miss their favorite character, let them go with dignity. There will be others that we convert to POI…

  • Bored Now


    Agree with most of what you said. Both characters were identified onscreen as being sociopathic in nature but I’d say they present it in very different ways. I get the feeling that it comes down to the nature of the condition in both characters. We’re left to assume from the Shaw flashback that she was born a sociopath, given her lack of emotion as a child when her dad was killed. Dexter was ‘created’, for want of a better term, after seeing his mother slaughtered. And as I said, Dr. Vogel pointed out that Dexter was in no way a typical example of a sociopath/psychopath. The two characters are obviously being written very differently too, which should prove interesting for comparison’s sake.

    And yeah, Shaw does have a TVD-esque flipped-switch-vamp quality about her. Hadn’t noticed that before.

  • Z

    POI is so much better now. Camryn Manheim has come a long way. Like her as a “baddy”

  • Bored Now


    “Show me one person who would watch POI if Shaw replaced Reese even with all her gun know-how and badassery and Nolan handing her a killer script.”

    Well, me, as I said. If the story worked and the writing was still good enough, I’d keep watching.

    To use Billiam’s example above, it’s not like core characters haven’t been replaced by new ones before. The X-Files went on for two years with a new lead and only the occasional Duchovny appearance. Stargate SG-1 replaced Richard Dean Anderson with Ben Browder and continued really successfully, ending due to costs rather than ratings. Doctor Who effectively replaces its lead every few years. Okay, with each actor playing the same man but each time in very different ways.

    The point is that it happens and can be successful. Could Shaw replace Reese? Possibly not. But get another suave, good looking male character introduced to the story who would effectively play the same role in Reese’s place, I can imagine it working.

    But yeah, totally agreed, people do watch for the characters they enjoy as much as the story. I don’t dispute that. Which is why I’ve continually said that I get why Carter fans don’t want to watch anymore. My argument isn’t that these people exist or even that they’re wrong. It’s that there aren’t as many of them as they were trying to suggest.

  • MeandMrsJones

    @Bored Now

    Yeah, I get it, but I think Shaw would be a poor substitute for Reese as a lead for a show like this. I believe the actress and the character so far lacks a certain amount of charisma. I don’t particularly think Jim is a great actor and I haven’t since I saw him for the first time in Outlander, but he does have an appeal similar to Keanu Reeves beyond his “looks”. I’m not attracted to him btw.

    As a woman, I’m bored with these “badass” women on tv. Obviously, others like it and that’s okay, but it seems as if it’s the only type of heroine we get to see these days which I guess is why I enjoy Root’s character. I prefer the thinking villain/hero.

  • Bored Now


    I maybe phrased that description a little poorly. Whilst I agree that Jim isn’t the world’s greatest actor, I didn’t mean to suggest that he was only hired for his looks either. He actually plays the role of Reese very well. Understated a lot of the time but there’s nothing wrong with that. ‘Suave and good looking’ wasn’t meant to suggest that that is all he brings to the part. I just meant that if you were going to replace him then you’d need to do it with a similar type. Like for like.

    I have to admit to liking the character of Shaw, but I do find Root a lot more interesting to watch. The dichotomy of her character is fascinating to me. Not to mention the fact that I’ve been an Amy Acker fan since her days as Fred Burkle.

  • Gary

    Tried to watch NCIS last night, but just couldn’t do it. Nothing against the show. Just isn’t my genre. Just so many ways a person could end up dead, and NCIS has explored every one of them at least 75 times.

  • tim_m

    I can’t believe that Carter fan is still going on about how she hates the show now cause Carter is gone and hopes and thinks it will fail now. Give it up already! Nobody cares if you hope the show fails without her. It obviously isn’t going too. The ratings after 2 weeks off were still remarkably steady. So obviously people do not share your opinion.

  • Marena

    what happened to NCIS its terrible this season

  • Jon

    @ bored now….I would tend to disagree with you via evolution of ncis. One of the biggest reasons it has remained a viable show is the continued evolution and development of its characters. Go back and watch a season 1 or 2 episode and you will see a very different show. One of the great things about ncis is its ability to tell a story and the vehicle it is done through is a team of dedicated actors who you genuinely care about. They are family. You love them flaws and all. Over the years we learn more and more about their flaws and we love them even more. The ncis crew are human that way. The show does a great balance between being a procedural that at times branches off into the serial nature. There are usually at least 2 such multiepisode arcs each year. Usually happening at the end or beginning of seasons. Often these arcs are stowed away and can be revived a season or two later as well.

  • Jon

    @Gary…..actually last nights episode of ncis was fairly unique in that it was a show based on trying to prevent loss of live rather than solve a murderer. It wasn’t the usual case the team takes on but I found the episode to be fresh and very compelling. Also if you were aware of the plague episode from season 2 you would have appreciated the references.

  • Bored Now


    I was talking more about the ‘show’ evolution, rather than the characters, but I take your point that if you care about said characters than their lives changing and growing can serve a purpose too.

    That said, I’d hope that in any type of show, serialized, procedural, comedy, fantasy, whatever, the characters are going to see growth over the seasons. Otherwise the writers really aren’t doing their jobs. For me though, what keeps me interested is when the show itself grows. Shows like Lost, Fringe, Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural and so on change entirely season by season. What Lost was in season one is only barely recognisable in season six. Same basic premise but entirely different in how that premise unfolds. NCIS, regardless of the central characters changing, is still in solve-the-murder-of-the-week mode after all these years. As Gary said, there’s only so many ways you need to see a murder being solved.

    I’m a big Nathan Fillion fan so I tried really hard to get into Castle. I watched it for three whole seasons before I just had to admit that I wasn’t interested in watching them explain away yet another dead body. As much as I like the characters on the show, they weren’t enough to keep me involved in the series. So I’m sure you’re correct about the NCIS characters but speaking from experience I really don’t think that the show would hold my interest for very long. Glad you’re still enjoying it though.

  • metoo

    I don’t like the direction in which POI is going. Thanks to the 3 story arc with Carter the ratings were good.JMO. Let’s see what happens in a few more episodes. I am not hopeful for the show but we can only wait and see.

  • Ike

    Glad to see POI adjusted up. Great, great episode with a big twist and a huge cliffhanger! Maybe it would have been one or two tenths higher in the ratings if it had aired earlier in December. Dec. 17 is too late for new episodes.

    I liked Carter, but the insane Carter fans who wish for the show to fail should get a lump of coal in their stockings. Just go away. I highly respect a show that can raise the dramatic stakes by killing off a main character to show the price of heroism. Now I will wonder if they might kill off Reese eventually and replace him with Shaw. I don’t think it will happen anytime soon, but the suspense is increased because I’ll think, “Well, it happened before….” Heck, if they rehabilitate Root, she could eventually be a plausible replacement for Finch, and they could conceivably kill him off too, if the actor wanted to go do something else.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Tonight (Thursday) looks to be a great night for Xmas shopping or catching up on the DVR!

    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…

    So then why are the ratings for Arrow so [relativelt] high this season?

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