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TV ratings: NBC wins Tuesday with 'The Voice'; 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' slips

October 23, 2013|By Ryan Faughnder
  • Olivia Henken and Stephanie Anne Johnson battle on "The Voice."
Olivia Henken and Stephanie Anne Johnson battle on "The Voice." (Justin Lubin / NBC )

"The Voice" and "The Biggest Loser" made NBC Tuesday's winner again, but by a slim margin. 

NBC was the top network in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 age demographic, garnering a 2.7 rating, according to early numbers from Nielsen, while CBS came in at a close second with a 2.6. A ratings point equals roughly 1.3 million viewers. CBS was the most-watched network of the night, with an average of about 15.5 million in the audience.

"The Biggest Loser," the 8 p.m. weight loss-themed show, scored a 2.0 in the key demo, down 13% week-to-week, and drew an average of 6.64 million viewers. 

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After "Loser," "The Voice" was again the highest rated show in the key demographic as the singing contest held its last round of battles, even with last week's 4.0. "Chicago Fire" fell 9% to a 2.1. 

On ABC, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is still falling in the ratings, this time down about 7% to a 2.6 in the key demographic, though "S.H.I.E.L.D." has been increasing by a tick in the final ratings each week. This week's episode, in which Coulson's team goes to Asia on a rescue mission, drew 7.13 million viewers.

ABC's freshman comedy "The Goldbergs" increased 6% to a 1.7 and brought in 5.26 million viewers, which beats time-slot competitor "New Girl" in veiwership, though not in the 18-49 group. "Trophy Wife," ABC's other new Tuesday comedy, fell 8% to a 1.2. 

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No surprise, CBS' "NCIS" is still beating everything else in viewership with 18.6 million people watching, and even beat its time slot competition, "S.H.I.E.L.D.," in the 18-49 group for the second week in a row, with a 3.0. 

"NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person of Interest" were both flat week-to-week.

Fox's comedy lineup saw some gains with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" -- which will get some big Super Bowl exposure -- up 7% to a 1.6. "New Girl" (1.8) and "Mindy Project" (1.4) also saw some growth, while the critically panned comedy "Dads" fell 7% in the demo to a 1.4 and grew total viewership 6%. 


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