TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ & ‘Person of Interest’ Rise, ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ & ‘The Originals’ Down, ‘New Girl’ & ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’ Fall

New Girl February 4

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/7 1.9/5 1.4/4 1.4/4 1.3/4 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.0/3 1.1/4 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 15.948 6.675 3.417 4.600 3.271 2.293

 Note: CBS was preempted in Greensboro. and Raleigh North Carolina & the CW was preempted in Baltimore and Richmond from 8-10PM due to college basketball coverage. Ratings for the CW and CBS may be inflated and subject to more than the typical adjustment in the finals.

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

On CBS, NCIS scored a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, even with its most recent new episode. NCIS Los Angeles earned a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating up 21 percent from a 2.4 for its most recent original. Person of Interest notched a 2.1 up 5 percent from a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent new episode.

On ABC, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E L.D. garnered a 2.1 down 5 percent adults 18-49 rating from a2.2 for its most recent original. The Goldbergs earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating up 13 percent from a 1.5 for its most recent new episode. Trophy Wife scored a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating up 11 percent from a 0.9 for its most recent new episode. Killer Women matched the series low 0.7  adults 18-49 rating for its most recent original.

On NBC, Winter Gold: NBCs First Look at the Sochi Olympics notched a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The season finale of  The Biggest Loser earned a 2.2 up 29 percent from last week’s season low 1.7, but down 19 percent from a 2.7 for last year’s finale and tying its lowest finale rating ever.

On FOX, Dads matched last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. There was no boost for either of the comedies that aired after the Super Bowl.   New Girl scored a 1.6 down 16 percent from a 1.9 for its most recent Tuesday original. In its new 9:30 time period, Brooklyn Nine Nine garnered a 1.4 down 26 percent from a 1.9 for its most recent Tuesday original. Your predictions for both shows were far too optimistic.

On The CW, The Originals earned a series low 0.8 down 20 percent from last week’s 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Supernatural scored a 1.1 down 8 percent from last week’s season high 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, February 4, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 3.0/9 19.32
ABC Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2.1/6 6.54
FOX Dads 1.5/4 3.75
NBC Winter Gold: First Look at the Sochi Olympics 1.4/4 5.27
CW The Originals 0.8/2 2.03
8:30 FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine – R 1.3/3 3.22
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 2.9/8 16.39
NBC The Biggest Loser – Finale (9-11PM) 2.2/6 7.38
ABC The Goldbergs 1.7/5 5.08
FOX New Girl 1.6/4 3.48
CW Supernatural 1.1/3 2.55
9:30 FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.4/4 3.22
ABC Trophy Wife 1.0/3 3.30
10:00 CBS Person of Interest 2.1/6 12.14
ABC Killer Women 0.7/2 3.07

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

  • Last night’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” delivered the show’s highest overnight rating for any night of the week in nearly four years, since the first week of Jay’s return in March 2010.  For Jimmy Fallon, it was his top Tuesday  in metered-market household ratings since June 2009, and matched Jimmy’s top-rated Tuesday ever.
  • Leno scored a 4.2 rating, 10 share in metered-market households, “Tonight’s” strongest local-market rating for any night of the week since Wednesday, March 3, 2010 (4.2/11).  It was the highest Tuesday “Tonight” since March 2, 2010 (4.6/12).
  • Fallon delivered a 2.1/7 in households, his highest rating for a Tuesday since June 2, 2009 (2.1/7), during the week Conan O’Brien took over “The Tonight Show.”  The 2.1 matches Fallon’s all-time Tuesday high.
  • Guests on “Tonight” Tuesday night included Matthew McConaughey, Charles Barkley and musical guest Lyle Lovett
  • The Feb. 4 edition of “Late Night” presented “The Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Digital Originals.”
Late-Night Details:
  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 4.2/10; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 3.0/7; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.2/6; “Late Show,” 0.6/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/2.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.2/4 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” (2.1/7 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.5/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.8/5 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 1.2/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/5 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.

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