TV Ratings Tuesday: 'The Originals', 'Supernatural' & 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Down + 'Chicago Fire' Falls to Low

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January 15th, 2014


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.5/7 1.7/5 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.1/3 1.0/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.3/4 1.3/4 1.1/4 1.3/4 1.0/3 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 15.892 5.876 4.638 3.129 2.750 2.120

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

On CBS, NCIS matched last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: LA was even with its last original's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Person of Interest matched last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC,  The Biggest Loser matched last week's season low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Chicago Fire earned a season low 1.8, down two tenths from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. matched last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Goldbergs garnered a 1.8, up a tenth from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Trophy Wife matched last week's season low  1.1 adults 18-49 rating.  Killer Women notched a 0.7, down two tenths from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 premiere rating and tying the lowest rating for any Tuesday broadcast original this season.

On FOX, Dads earned a series low-tying 1.2 from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Brooklyn Nine-Nine garnered a series low tying 1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. New Girl matched last week's season low 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Mindy Project scored a season low tying 1.2, down a tenth from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, The Originals earned a 0.9, down from their its new episode on December 3, which earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Supernatural returned to a 1.0, down a tenth from its last original's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, January 14, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 3.0 9 19.45
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.2 6 6.25
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10PM) 1.7 5 5.51
FOX Dads 1.2 4 3.18
CW The Originals 0.9 3 1.98
8:30PM FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.4 4 3.52
9:00 PM CBS NCIS: LA 2.4 6 15.87
ABC The Goldbergs 1.8 5 4.90
FOX New Girl 1.6 4 3.28
CW Supernatural 1.0 3 2.26
9:30PM FOX The Mindy Project 1.2 3 2.54
ABC Trophy Wife 1.1 3 3.50
10:00 PM CBS Person of Interest 2.0 6 12.35
NBC Chicago Fire 1.8 5 6.61
ABC Killer Women 0.7 2 3.46


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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for  live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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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  • Freyja

    DougF- It’s Berman he never corrects his mistakes, until it’s too late. Which is why I never trust him or his site anymore. He’s made a mistake with SPN earlier this season, but TV By the Numbers was correct all along. Never trust the Berman.

  • psychic

    Dante, even if Chicago Fire is a horrible show with terrible ratings and is pathetic in every single way, why must you always be the first poster every day with how terrible it is? Isn’t it enough to be positive about the shows you like?
    Probably a question that will fall on deaf ears but I’m curious as to whether he actually has an answer.

  • Tommy M.

    I wonder if ABC will let Killer Women air all of it’s episodes since they’ve already canceled The Assets? Does anyone know what dramas they still have waiting on the bench? (I’m feeling too lazy to look…lol.) I know they could air Scandal repeats there, but they wouldn’t do much better.

    BTW if you guys keep feeding trolls they won’t go away…just sayin!

  • Ram510

    The Goldbergs will be renewed!!!!! Last night was one if it’s best episodes so far

  • Mike

    Always breaks my heart seeing that Trophy Wife rating :( I adore that show.

  • saw

    FOX make big mistake with post super bowl slot! As CBS last year by the way. They need to pick drama there. FOX dramas are way better in terms of quality AND rating than these single cams. They are just bad. And dads is even worse. AH is rising and is better and better with every episode. The following is hit and will get great boost. Both dramas will be more stable than these comedies and Monday looks good for FOX now. Hope they think again.

  • Steve A

    @milo. Actually a stopped clock is right twice per day

  • Eve

    SHIELD is kind of steady at 2.2, the only bright spot on ABC’s rookies.

    Ouch at The Goldbergs beating New Girl. Superbowl to the rescue!

    Chicago Fire did great, it is not stable at all. Good for NBC that it doesn’t collapse without The Voice.

  • Jagger Dagger

    Goldbergs are starting to become a decent new comedy winner for ABC.
    Put it between The Middle and Modern Family and ABC will have a pretty solid comedy block on Wednesdays.

  • Dan S

    I’m ecstatic over The Goldbergs steady growing numbers. I’m expecting a renewal announcement coming in the not too far future. Imagine how much better the numbers would be on Wed. Too bad B9-9 didn’t do better after it’s Golden Globe wins but Fox was down last night in general. Not worried about its renewal prospects.

  • Uofmguy423

    If Goldbergs hold on to that 1.7, then it will be back. I wish Trophy Wife would do better, great show, but I’m one of the many that watch it on the DVR the following day. Would be better to have it on after Modern Family.

  • Samunto

    Honestly what are the chances of FOX bringing back dismal Mindy Project?! I don’t see how it’s getting renewed even if it has already gained a tiny following.

  • DW

    how can ABC release these shows without any promotion?. these last two shows haven’t even hit a 1.0. are these burn-offs or did they want these to succeed?. they are doing a lousy job promoting and they need to let the head guy go bye bye.

  • Tommy M.

    @ saw,

    “FOX make big mistake with post super bowl slot! As CBS last year by the way. They need to pick drama there. FOX dramas are way better in terms of quality AND rating than these single cams. They are just bad.”

    Quality is subjective. FOX made a decision based on what they thought would be best for them. Since their comedies are their weakest asset it would make since to try to get them some exposure.

  • Steve A

    I need to ge into Chicago fire though to see what all the is about

  • jupiter3765

    people need to chill ABC is in about the same shape as the other networks they have success mediocre rated shows and DOA failures the goldbergs would be a lock for renewal if it was on NBC ABC only had three failures this whole season

    i am and abc disney executive and have been one for the past 10 years

  • k:Alex

    Dante is a Spammer, why is he still allow too post something?

  • r0ckmypants

    @Tommy M. – “Does anyone know what dramas they still have waiting on the bench?”

    Every drama that’s ready to go has been slotted already: Resurrection on Sundays, Mind Games on Tuesdays in March.

    They have The Quest waiting, so that could feasibly fill in, but they won’t get much promotion time. It would be better to just let Killer Women finish its run and start Mind Games on March 11.

  • Ultima

    I wonder what they will do now.

    Yanking Killer Women off the schedule actually isn’t that big of a deal for ABC.

    The state of the union address is in two weeks, so no episode was airing then anyways.

    For Febraury sweeps, they’ll need filler the first week, but running repeats the next two weeks against the Olympics is reasonable, then they can air the 20/20 Oscars special on the final Tuesday of February.

    After that, they simply move the premiere of Mind Games up a week, which will make the Oscars promotion more effective anyways.

    Now, what will ABC do when their spring dramas fail? That’s a question for March! ;)

  • Oasis

    If those are spn half hours, then did the CW black out or something?
    Weird numbers for both Originals and spn. I need to see the next airing to determine if they heading to the spring numbers now.

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