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Primetime Ratings, Tuesday, 3/4/14

 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

 

NBC won the 18-49 demo race, while CBS drew the most total viewers.

'The Voice' rebounded nicely from last week's off night, rising four tenths to a 4.1. 'About A Boy' held strong in week two, rising two tenths to a 2.5. 'Growing Up Fisher' also did well, dropping only a single tenth to a 1.9. Could NBC have hit upon comedies that the masses actually want to watch? It's starting to look that way. 'Chicago Fire' bumped up a tenth to a 1.9 of its own.

Conversely, CBS had a night of season/series demo lows. 'NCIS' dropped to a season low of 2.5. 'NCIS: LA' set a new series low of 2.1. 'Person of Interest' finished things by dipping a tenth to an all-time low of 1.7. Despite these drops, all still far, far away from the ax.

ABC had an even worse night, with 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' returning to the tune of a steep four tenths drop. The up-and-down rated freshman drama posted a series low 1.8 demo, and drew in its smallest total audience ever to boot. However, there's no way ABC is ready to give up on it yet.

'The Goldbergs' dropped slightly, earning a 1.5. The beyond doomed 'Trophy Wife' set another new series low of 0.8. 'Mind Games' took a staggering half point hit in week two, scoring a paltry 0.6. It seems that Christian Slater will soon have a new failed show to throw on the pile.

Glee dipped two tenths for FOX, posting a meager 1.0. Still, at least that's not a season or series low. 'New Girl' rose a tenth to a 1.4, while lead-out 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' matched last week's 1.3. Neither show is yet in real danger, but they're certainly not doing themselves any favors. As for The CW, 'The Originals' matched last week's 0.8, while 'Supernatural' dropped one tenth to a 0.9.

Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions

8PM

NBC - The Voice (N) - 4.1 - 12 - 14.53

CBS - NCIS (N) - 2.5 - 7 - 17.85

ABC - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (N) - 1.8 - 6 - 5.46

FOX - Glee (N) - 1.0 - 3 - 2.68

CW - The Originals (N) - 0.8 - 2 - 1.80

9PM

NBC - About A Boy (N) - 2.5 - 7 - 8.36

CBS - NCIS: Los Angeles (N) - 2.1 - 6 - 14.37

ABC - The Goldbergs (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 4.16

FOX - New Girl (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 2.93

CW - Supernatural (N) - 0.9 - 3 - 1.93

9:30PM

NBC - Growing Up Fisher (N) - 1.9 - 6 - 6.91

FOX - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (N) - 1.3 - 3 - 2.61

ABC - Trophy Wife (N) - 0.8 - 2 - 2.64

10PM

NBC - Chicago Fire (N) - 1.9 - 6 - 7.07

CBS - Person of Interest (N) - 1.7 - 5 - 10.64

ABC - Mind Games (N) - 0.6 - 2 - 2.39

Source: Nielsen Media Research

PRIMETIME PROGNOSTICATION

The five main factors I consider when making a prediction are thus:

1. Does the show win its timeslot, and how often? (CW shows are exempt from this criteria.)

2. How do the show's ratings compare to similar programs on the same network? (Self explanatory.)

3. How long has the show been on the air? (Veteran series are always more likely to get renewed.)

4. Does the show have any high-profile leads? (Never discount star power.)

5. How much does the show cost to make? (Approximately, exact TV budgets are hard to come by.)

Newly updated predictions are in bold.

ABC

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Guaranteed Renewal

The Goldbergs - Likely Renewal

Trophy Wife - Guaranteed Cancellation

Mind Games - Guaranteed Cancellation

CBS

NCIS - Guaranteed Renewal

NCIS: Los Angeles - Guaranteed Renewal

Person of Interest - Guaranteed Renewal

The CW

The Originals - Already Renewed

Supernatural - Already Renewed

FOX

Glee - Already Renewed

New Girl - Guaranteed Renewal

Brookyln Nine-Nine - Likely Renewal

NBC

About A Boy - Likely Renewal

Growing Up Fisher - Likely Renewal

Chicago Fire - Guaranteed Renewal


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Written by: Michael Stevenson
Mar 5th, 2014, 10:21 am

Images courtesy of ABC

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