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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

RATINGS RECAP: 10/22/13

ABC
8:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
9:00 The Goldbergs
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:30 Trophy Wife
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

CBS
8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 19.0 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 14.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
10:00 Person of Interest
Viewers: 13.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2 

NBC
8:00 The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 The Voice
Viewers: 13.1 million, 18-49 demo: 4.1
10:00 Chicago Fire
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1 

FOX
8:00 Dads
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:00 New Girl
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:30 The Mindy Project
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3 

Tuesday night had another drop from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as it dropped half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. The numbers are decent but this is nowhere near what ABC was hoping for. At 9pm, The Goldbergs rose for the first time as it was up a tenth both in viewers and the demo. The retention was also better than last week considering Marvel was down. At 9:30pm though Trophy Wife was even in viewers but down a tenth in the demo for a series low. ABC has to figure things out with four modestly performing new comedies, trouble with the Friday comedy lineup, and only two comedies on the bench (Suburgatory and the new Mixology). I think we'll see some decisions in the next 2-3 weeks. At 10pm, a repeat of Shark Tank did better than last week's Scandal repeat. ABC still hasn't announced what will permanently occupy this slot though there are rumors of former occupant Body of Proof being resurrected.

Over on CBS, NCIS was up two tenths in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. It doesn't seem to be negatively impacted by Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at all. At 9pm, NCIS: Los Angeles was also up two tenths in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. The best news for CBS came at 10pm where Person of Interest was up half a million viewers for a season high and even in the demo. It also beat Chicago Fire for the first time in the demo so that's a big plus for CBS and Person seems to have finally stabilized a slot that has been trouble for CBS.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser started off the night down half a million viewers and three tenths in the demo from last week's season premiere. If it can level off here, that will be just fine for NBC in this slot. At 9pm, The Voice was up a tenth in viewers and the demo which is good for a show that always fades as the season wears on. At 10pm, Chicago Fire fell six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo despite its lead-in being up. This show is still doing fine but it doesn't seem to really be benefiting from its lead-in anymore as it hovered just below these numbers last year. I think it would actually do about the same even if The Voice wasn't in front of it.

Finally, FOX had a pretty bad night as usual. At 8pm, Dads was up two tenths in viewers but down a tenth in the demo. FOX still hasn't announced a decision on whether this show will get a full season or not. I think it'll at least get some additional episodes. At 8:30pm, Brooklyn Nine-Nine had the best week-to-week performance as it was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for its best demo performance since the second episode. It actually topped New Girl in total viewers and was just two tenths behind it in the demo. Speaking of New Girl, that show was up two tenths in viewers but even in the demo. The Mindy Project continued to be the weakest link as it was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. FOX really should not keep going with this show, it's never going to catch on.

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