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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • saw

    No DD poll after all controversy? I think this will generate more interest than AI poll. just saying.

  • BrieK

    Wow. I guess this shows the Golden Globes have very little influence on TV viewers. POI was excellent last night. I wish the demo was was higher.

  • Crystal

    I really liked NCIS:LA last night. I loved the guest actor and story line for him. However, I’m confused as to why this was the first episode after break and yet there won’t be a new one next week. What was even the point? Why not just hold off airing another week or so until you can air more than one new episode in a row?

  • Derrick

    I tried watching PLL but the whole “A” storyline was being dragged out for too long.

  • Kissan

    AOS sucks, the show isn’t turning out what the viewers wanted it to be and the ratings aren’t turning out like the network wanted it to be. I love how The Goldbergs is holding its own. It has its own audience even though New Girl takes away all the young viewers and NCIS:LA takes away all the old viewers. I love Trophy Wife but I’m afraid it’s gonna get cancelled. Chicago Fire isn’t doing the ratings we all thought it would be doing but its still good…for NBC…at 10 pm. B99 didn’t have any Golden Globes boost and in March when Glee comes back on Tuesdays against The Voice, it’s gonna be a bloodbath. FOX is so lucky American Idol is coming back.


  • Ultima

    Every drama that’s ready to go has been slotted already

    Doesn’t ABC also have The Black Box?

    They have The Quest waiting

    They still have to fill the Thursday 8pm timeslot (unless they’re actually planning on sticking with Once in Wonderland).

  • Frank

    POI was INCREDIBLE last night….
    This is one of the BEST shows on TV aside from “The Blacklist”!

  • saw


    I hear CBS will go with original episodes VS Olympics is that true?

  • Carl

    @Oasis, 1.0 is about where SPN was last spring. It’s done better this season, but 1.0 is not far off from that (some episodes it was getting 1.1). If they stay at 1.0 that might be fine with the CW. There’s been some bad fan buzz the last few months so I was worried they’d drop significantly.

    Of course that’s assuming they don’t adjust down. With TO at .09, SPN going to .09 would make sense, but I just don’t believe overnights that say .07/1.0. That makes no sense to me. If it crashes to .07 or .08, I guess it will make more sense, but it still seems way off to me.

  • AbeCardinal

    Go PoI! One of the best episodes yet.

  • Dante


    Chicago Fire isn’t doing the ratings we all thought it would be doing but its still good…for NBC…at 10 pm.

    Really? People actually thought the show would be doing better? Where all these people and what are they smoking? I want some.

    For the second part of your comment (still good…for NBC…at 10 pm.) Uhhh…nope. They CAN do better. This isn’t a rating to be satisfied with.

  • Freyja


    However, I’m confused as to why this was the first episode after break and yet there won’t be a new one next week. What was even the point? Why not just hold off airing another week or so until you can air more than one new episode in a row?

    Normally most shows do this during winter break, as they have a limited amount of episodes to use before the May Sweeps. However; I think the Presidential speech is next week, so that could be why it’s not airing.

    Someone correct me if I am wrong here. But NCIS is also in a repeat next week as well.

  • Ultima

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

    Why is it everytime some moron claims to be an executive on the internet, they never use capital letters, punctuation or correct grammar? :roll:

    ABC only had three failures this whole season

    Which four of Back in the Game, Trophy Wife, Lucky 7, Betrayal, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Killer Women, and The Assets do you NOT consider to be failures? 8O

  • mary

    I am pretty sure all CBS Tues nite is in repeat-mode til Feb.

  • Lem

    Still waiting where were you last week when you were wrong about CF and CPD? That’s right you can’t answer cuz you don’t have the stones to back what you said so you wait again to start crap.

  • Jugdesh

    I’m highly bullish that Mindy will be cancelled.

  • Kissan

    Half Hours





    Chicago Fire-1.8,1.8

    The Originals-1.0,0.9


  • jamie


    Kevin Reilly said he wants the mindy project back for next season at the TCAs

  • Sara

    hope the originals adjusts up!

  • Ytr

    Originals was so good, I hope it adjusts up

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