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

Categories: '

Written By

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.

  • Edward

    SPN was great last night, one of the season’s best, but I do think the extra long hiatus was a negative. Momentum lost.

  • CBSviewer

    @ saw

    NCIS is scheduled on February 4, 18, and 25.

  • Jugdesh


    Kevin Reilly did NOT say that at the TCAs. He said he was “bullish” that the show might come back, but also said the ratings “were not where they should be.”

    And today, the ratings fell from last week. Mindy is toast.

  • Shepherd


    “I wonder what they will do now? :roll:

    That was more of a rhetorical question (hence the roll), although I am genuinely curious as to how many ABC execs wait until after work to get drunk vs how many just grab the bottle from their bottom desk drawer and have at it.

  • Tommy M.

    @ jamie,

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

    Network executives have no incentive to say anything else. Of course he wants it back next season, just like he’d want anything else on his network back. The issue is the ratings suck, and a renewal would be basically renewing it for 2 more seasons to get it to syndication.

  • HalCapone

    Once again viewers prefer Tuesday CBS greasy and fattening comfort food that all tastes the same; might not be original or good for you but it is familiar, just like grandma and grandpa used to watch. FOX is a disaster. Did anyone seriously think the Golden Globe wins for Brooklyn would increase ratings? It will probably get a mercy renewal but based on ratings alone it should be so cancelled with their entire Tuesday lineup. New Girl will return but she feels like old, stale girl. Will be interesting to see how the umpteenth reboot of American Idol does.

    The excellent Trophy Wife should have been paired with Modern Family but that ship has sailed already (especially gonna miss Bert’s philosophical musings). Killer Women is hardly killing it in the ratings dept but I suspect this was always intended as Olympics filler since the ABC promos always mention 8 killers over 8 weeks. CBS might use the same tactic for Intelligence although I bet repeats of their raunchy half hour comedies would do better than Intelligence in the 10pm hour.

    So far, the midseason replacement shows are delivering underwhelming ratings. Too bad there wasn’t a separate scorecard on this site with polling numbers w/r/t which ones will live to see another season, etc. Looks like lots of new record network lows for everyone moving forward.

  • Shepherd

    :Random ABC executive:

    “Screw this guys, I’m getting wasted.”

  • Hel-luhr

    AOS steady, very good for them. And judging by the state of the rest of their schedule, a 2.2 at 8PM is great. The show may not be what fans originally wanted it to be, but it is slowly morphing into a better show. I foresee good things for S2, assuming it keeps these numbers.

  • saw

    @NCIS is scheduled on February 4, 18, and 25

    So will compete VS winter olympics.

    ps CBS will move CM to Monday @ 10 to save that slot as they do this year with tuesday @ 10! New show extant will premiere there in the summer and after that new drama.

  • Carl

    @Kissan, those overnights make more sense.

  • psychic

    Why do people always say that shows are “toast”?
    It may be getting cancelled. It may be likely to be forgotten forever. If so, why compare it to toast?
    Toast is delicious.

  • gerry

    almost everything down across the board.

    originals is getting hit by the PLL competition. and they know it, because they cw must be paying the cable company specifically to run targeted ads at the PLL viewers to come over to originals. its all quite crazy/comical. i imagine they must be paying for the cable affiliate time or something. hilarious. originals is still fine though. .9 on cw is not shabby.

    i could see superbowl being helpful to bk99. its a shame they’re not running it first and new girl second. superbowl will just get eyeballs on it, which is really what it needs. and i would think that might be a somewhat similar audience.

    as much as i love TW, barring a miracle it is a goner. goldbergs is doing well and should go to the 830 or 930 wed slot next season to tighten that night up.

    CF will bounce back up next week.

  • Ann

    FALLING after winning the golden globe for best series (comedy)? Wow. I don’t know whether to laugh or not.

  • Eve


    I need to know how you do that big-eyes smiley face. It’s hilarious!

  • SJ

    Yikes, all Fox comedies tied their series lows. Fox needs some fresh blood on this night. Maybe try something new at 9pm next season and move New Girl to 9:30?

  • DougF


    Do you mind saying where you got your half hours? As that one seems to be the correct one in regards to Supernatural’s splits

  • Riley

    The originals will probably be adjusted up. A 1.0
    0.9 half hours will allow for that.

  • a p garcia

    So much for a Golden Globes bump for B99! AOS is almost as bad as Sharknado. ABC, uncancel BOP.

  • Greg

    I agree about AOS.

    Given the horrid state that ABC’s dramas are in, steady is good enough to get another season despite the underwhelming performance

  • jamie

    pretty sure that all I said was kevin reilly wants it back. never said its for sure getting renewed like calm down. I didnt know that “I kevin reilly who makes ALL of the decisions personally want this show back next season” equates to “the mindy project has no chance at all. complete toast.” like I never said its renewal is locked so calm down. I personally think that FOX and universal are going to want to stay in bed with mindy kaling but thats just my opinion. for next time I will remember that “THIS SHOW IS CRAP AND IT SHOULD BE CANCELLED” is more up you pessimistic people’s alleys!

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures