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Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Mindy Project' Adjusted Down; No Adjustment for 'Chicago Fire' or 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

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January 15th, 2014

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The Mindy Project was adjusted down 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 January 14, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 3.0 9 19.72
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.2 6 6.37
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 1.7 5 5.56
FOX Dads 1.2 4 3.20
CW The Originals 0.9 3 2.07
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8:30PM FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.4 4 3.53
9:00 PM CBS NCIS: LA 2.4 6 15.87
ABC The Goldbergs 1.8 5 4.89
FOX New Girl 1.6 4 3.24
CW Supernatural 1.0 3 2.21
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.1 3 2.47
ABC Trophy Wife 1.1 3 3.46
10:00 PM CBS Person Of Interest 2.0 6 12.54
NBC Chicago Fire 1.8 5 6.76
ABC Killer Women 0.7 2 3.51

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Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Jagger Dagger

    New Girl should have never had the Coach character return. He adds nothing to the chemistry of the show.

  • JakeWisconsin

    You gotta feel bad for FOX’s comedies with those ratings. I would have thought Brooklyn Nine-Nine would have gone up a little because of it’s two golden globe wins but I guess what critics think don’t make much of a difference. I can’t believe New Girl is that low.

  • Mike

    Rob R-Beyond absurd?The show gets like a 90 score on Rotten Tomatoes.What is the best (relatively ‘new’) comedy on television then?Beyond maybe The Goldbergs and The Exes (I never got into Modern Family),I cant think of any.I just hope Fox puts B99 on Netflix sooner then later so I can binge-watch through season 1)

  • Michael1

    “New Girl” never should have had Jess date any of the guys. It cut down on the show’s ability to bring in guest stars, and killed her chemistry. Way to take the highest per-minute ad rate of any sitcom and flush them down the toilet, writers.

  • JR

    Coach would’ve been fine as a 3-4 episode pop in guest. Even if Wayans’ pilot doesn’t get picked up, they have to be considering not having him back next year.

    And WTF, Fox? Throw a promo out there every once and a while? ABC absolutely assaulted us with promos of The Goldbergs over the hiatus, and guess what? Notable bump in ratings. Imagine that. Meanwhile Brooklyn 99 and New Girl are airing after the freaking Super Bowl (and 99 just won some hardware) and I’m not sure I’ve seen a promo for either of them in weeks.

    Grantland wrote an article about Fox modeling their Tuesday nights after the recent NBC Thursday (read: not must see tv, but 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Community, etc.) Another few weeks and they’ll have New Girl pulling Community and Parks and Rec ratings. Mission accomplished?

  • Milo

    FYI, guest stars that have appeared or will appear on New Girl this season:

    Eva Amurri, Merit Wever, Angela Kinsey, Brenda Song, Dreama Walker, Derek Waters, Curtis Armstrong, Riki Lindhome, Jon Lovitz, Rob Reiner, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gillian Vigman, Jessica Chaffin, June Diane Rapheal, Linda Cardelline, Taye Diggs, Damon Wayans, and that Prince dude.

    So, no. They haven’t been hurting for guest stars in the slightest. Perhaps it’s even the opposite.

  • Bear the dog

    Yeah, POI!

  • Siami

    I don’t think I’m allowed to post links, but if you go to the eurweb-dot-com website, you can find a snippet of an interview CBS Executive Nina Tassler did about why Carter was ditched from the Person of Interest series. It’s very interesting.

    She said Mr. Nolan told her that he “needed” to bring in his “catwoman” (meaning Shaw) and that Carter needed to be killed off for that to happen because she, get this, got along too well with the rest of the team. I could laugh and cry at the same time because that’s so ridiculous. She was the one that held them together and would correct them when they were going too far. But that was “too harmonious” for where the show was going apparently. Sounds like teamwork to me but okay. Instead, she said Nolan told her he needed to bring his “catwoman” into the relationship between Finch and Reese. I’m not sure why that’s better than or even as good as Carter, and Ms. Tassler didn’t say so I’ll just move on.

    I just thought it was interesting because she said that she knew it was pretty much bad to try to fix what wasn’t broken, and now, at least to some people, POI is actually broken from all of their fixing. The irony.

  • Rebecca

    I like Jess and Nick being together, and I like Coach being back on the show – and I still watch, but NG isn’t as good as it used to be. I like Mindy more, along with Trophy Wife (some episodes are better than others). I catch up on Dads occasionally but I like all of those other Tuesday comedies more….still rooting for The Goldbergs, B99 and the others I already mentioned. I watch SPN, too – just too many great shows on one night so I rarely single any out to watch live and wind up streaming them later. Not caught up yet this week.

  • Kar

    Not sure why people are singling New Girl out this week. Last week, sure…but this week it was the only FOX comedy to hold steady. Also, last nights episode was really good…a return to old form.

  • Wright

    Great for TO and SPN

  • Beth

    It’s hilarious to read all the Mindy fans excuses for the shows low ratings. The reason is simple The Mindy Project is garbage, it deserves the pathetic ratings it gets. Time for Fox to flush that turd down the toilet.
    Bye Bye Mindy!

  • BigBrotherFan

    Brooklyn 99 is a solid show too bad it can’t do better..

  • saw

    @Coach would’ve been fine as a 3-4 episode pop in guest. Even if Wayans’ pilot doesn’t get picked up, they have to be considering not having him back next year.

    And WTF, Fox? Throw a promo out there every once and a while? ABC absolutely assaulted us with promos of The Goldbergs over the hiatus, and guess what? Notable bump in ratings. Imagine that. Meanwhile Brooklyn 99 and New Girl are airing after the freaking Super Bowl (and 99 just won some hardware) and I’m not sure I’ve seen a promo for either of them in weeks.

    Grantland wrote an article about Fox modeling their Tuesday nights after the recent NBC Thursday (read: not must see tv, but 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Community, etc.) Another few weeks and they’ll have New Girl pulling Community and Parks and Rec ratings. Mission accomplished?

    They need to move these comedies to thursday at 9 pm.

  • saw

    @Mindy has been given 30 odd episode and is going on it’s second reboot. It’s a lost cause. Not charming, not remotely clever, not funny. If Fox wants it they can put it to Friday’s since it’ s headed for Friday numbers anyway. Best to concentrate on Brooklyn 99 and New Girl, which are actually funny and have potential to get some ratings. New Girl got a 1.9 in Nov. before Fox aired reruns for 6 weeks and failed to promote it. And it’s still top 10 in the 18-34 demo. Also, it in no way averaged a 3.2 last year in 18-49. Maybe after L+7, which it’s pretty close to averaging this year as well. It’s fallen off to be sure, but it was pulling 1.9s and 2.0s at the end of last year. Brooklyn 99 is already significantly after 10 episode than Mindy is after 35 and pulls the young male demo. They won’t get a huge SB bump, but I could see both shows bouncing back a bit in the coming weeks. And there is no way B99 bleeds away NGs audience at the rate Mindy does. This really is a no brainer.

    I agree with you. fox comedies are disaster and everybody see that. They need one hour comedies on thursday at 9pm.

  • saw

    @POI – such a fantastic, thought-provoking quality show

    This was best episode not only for the season but for all POI seasons so far. Every season quality is UP. No one other procedural on broadcast can match that quality. But still no Emmys.

  • saw

    Critics kill CBS new monday comedy at TCA.

  • saw

    here TCA: CBS Brand Of Comedy Continues To Baffle Critics With New ‘Friends With Better Lives’

    TV critics tend not to like CBS comedies

    “In the pilot everybody seems pretty miserable,” one critic noted of the multi-cam ensemble comedy from Dana Klein, about a group of 30-something friends who each think the other has it better, that’s getting the plum post-How I Met Your Mother Finale premiere slot in March.

    “Is this going to get somewhat friendlier — everyone seems very unhappy,” the critic reiterated. Klein explained there is no “right” better life – that working women envy stay-at-home moms and vice versa, and how, in the show, one week the better life might seem to be that of the single woman who dates, but the next week it might be the couple with kids. It was the press tour equivalent of tossing breadcrumbs to piranha.

    One critic ticked off some of the opening episode’s highlights: ball joke, dick joke, blow-job joke, another dick joke, and so on. “Is this the direction you’re taking every week?” he asked.

    “We do have an edgier tone,” Klein responded, mastering understatement.

    “Is this necessary on a CBS pilot?” the critic continued to probe, as the room mulled CBS comedy pilots past.

    Klein assured them the show would not be a running litany of sex jokes every week, that they would never do a sex joke just for the sake of a sex joke, while the critics wished they had a buck for every time they’d heard that gag from a writer at a press tour. Klein said she wanted to do a show that’s “relatable,” that if a writer came in with a story about a funny sex incident “We will run towards it”, and explained patiently to the critics, as if they were much loved children who’d been dropped on their heads as infants, that “sex is a real part of adult life.”

    Interestingly, though the cast and writer/producers upon stage demonstrated in the pilot they could deliver ball and dick jokes like nobody’s business, they seemed strangely uncomfortable when the critic asked if a pilot scene, in which a husband and wife try to get the “surprise” back in their relationship – he by throwing her a surprise party, she by giving him a blow job at the party – was a funny sex incident someone working on the show had actually experienced.

    rom the surging sea of unhappy critics came another voice – of one dubious as to whether the sitcom should show a new mother breast pumping while drinking an adult beverage. “I drink while breast feeding,” responded Van Der Beek, who seemed to be taking all the tough questions. Here’s where the male TV critics learned that “pump and dump” isn’t just a phrase used in reference to the practice of inflating a stock price through false and misleading positive statements in order to sell the cheaply purchased stock at a higher price.

  • Tony JJ

    Trophy Wife needs to rise in the ratings. The Goldbergs will be back next year for sure. And I see them keeping it in this timeslot next season because they have worked for seasons trying to get a Tuesday comedy block and this show is doing very well. It could continue to grow and be a solid bit like the middle. Trophy Wife on the other hand I could see getting a Wednesday slot next year just because it’s produced in house. But ABC should’ve put Suburgatory after the goldbergs and put Trophy Wife after the middle or modern family in midseason. I just hope it doesn’t drop below a 1.1 and that it rises.

    Come on people Trophy Wife is HILARIOUS. WATCH!

    Fox comedy block is a nightmare but glee at 8 will only make matters worse. Could the originals actual beat glee at least once? I’d love to see that.

  • Jay

    new girl will get the post superbowl bump that should give a 2.5 rating for the rest of the season.

    The mindy project has been such a disappointment. Mindy kaling gets her own show, and she proceeds to make it a meandering, meaningless show where Mindy hets to make out with random hot guys.

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