Ratings: Supernatural Returns With 3-Year High, Ziva-Less NCIS Drops Behind S.H.I.E.L.D

Matt Webb Mitovich
TVLine.comOctober 9, 2013
NCIS Ratings Drop Without Ziva
NCIS Ratings Drop Without Ziva

Did NCIS leave some viewers behind in Israel with Ziva…?

TV’s most watched (and now Cote de Pablo-less) drama this Tuesday drew 18.3 million total viewers and a 2.8 demo rating (updated per finals), dropping 10 and 23 percent week-to-week.

In turn, ABC’s Agents of SHIELD (7.9 mil/2.9), though down 11 and 15 percent itself, edged out the CBS procedural in the demo — and all opposite a low-rated Voice clip show (10.2 mil/3.0), mind you.

Among the night’s premieres, The CW’s Supernatural christened its new Tuesday home with 2.59 million total viewers (its most watched premiere since 2010) and a 1.2 rating (its best demo delivery in three years). It was also up from its May finale (2.3 mil/1.0) and, of course, what Emily Owens did in the time slot a year ago (1.7 mil/0.5).

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Opening The CW’s slate, The Originals‘ regular time slot debut did 1.92 mil/0.9, down a tick from its special Thursday prem but improving on Hart of Dixie‘s year-ago numbers (1.5 mil/0.7).

Elsewhere….

ABC | Leading out of SHIELD, The Goldbergs (5.7 mil/2.0 rating) dipped two tenths, Trophy Wife (4.7 mil/1.4) added some eyeballs and was steady in the demo and a Scandal rerun (3.2 mil/1.0) improved on Lucky 7‘s second/final episode (2.6 mil/0.7).

CBS | Despite NCIS‘ tumble, NCIS: LA (14.8 mil/2.6) and Person of Interest (11.7 mil/2.0) both ticked down just a tenth.

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NBC | With The Voice‘s clip show mustering just a 2.9 (versus last Tuesday’s 4.5), Chicago Fire (7.6 mil/2.1) fell 13 and 19 percent.

FOX | Dads was steady at 3.1 mil/1.3, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (3.4 mil/1.5) ticked up, New Girl (4 mil/2.1) gained a few viewers and two tenths in the demo and Mindy Project (3 mil/1.4) slipped a tenth.

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