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Primetime Ratings, Tuesday, 4/1/14



CBS once again won Tuesday in all measures.

'NCIS' dropped a tenth to a 2.4 to start things off. 'NCIS: LA' matched last week's 2.4, in one of the rare instances where 'LA' has come close to overtaking its progenitor. 'Person of Interest' held up well after last week's big three tenths jump, dipping only a single tenth to a 1.9.

Over on the Peacock, 'The Voice' plummeted three tenths to a 3.0, although it still soundly crushed the competition in the 18-49 demo. 'About a Boy' and 'Growing Up Fisher' continue to prove their staying power, and look more and more certain to receive second seasons. The former comedy matched last week's 2.0, while the latter dropped a smidge to a 1.6. It cannot be overstated just how much better these two shows do than every other comedy NBC airs.

'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' returned down (if only slightly) after a few weeks off, dropping one tenth to a 2.0. It'll likely get a "post-Winter Soldier" bump next week though. Lead-out 'The Goldbergs' also dipped a bit, decreasing two tenths to a 1.5. 'Trophy Wife' came in even with the 1.0 its last new episode earned, and seems to be attempting to squeak out a late renewal like 'The Neighbors' did last year. Sadly, I doubt that happens.

FOX was a distant last among the four major networks, even coming in behind the Spanish-language network Univision. 'Glee' fell two tenths to a 0.9, matching its prior series low. Inexplicably renewed sitcom 'The Mindy Project' made a not-so-triumphant midseason return, with both of its new outings earning matching 1.0s. That's down half a point from the 1.5 its last original earned back in January, and represents an all-time low for the comedy.

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


NBC - The Voice (N) - 3.1 - 10 - 11.93

CBS - NCIS (N) - 2.4 - 8 - 17.16

ABC - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (N) - 2.0 - 6 - 5.71

FOX - Glee (N) - 0.9 - 3 - 2.59

CW - The Originals (R) - 0.2 - 1 - 0.62


CBS - NCIS: Los Angeles (N) - 2.4 - 7 - 15.31

NBC - About A Boy (N) - 2.0 - 6 - 7.17

ABC - The Goldbergs (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 4.67

FOX - The Mindy Project (N) - 1.0 - 3 - 1.88

CW - The 100 (R) - 0.3 - 1 - 0.96


NBC - Growing Up Fisher (N) - 1.6 - 5 - 5.96

ABC - Trophy Wife (N) - 1.0 - 3 - 3.04

FOX - The Mindy Project (N) - 1.0 - 3 - 1.87


CBS - Person of Interest (N) - 1.9 - 6 - 11.45

NBC - Chicago Fire (R) - 0.9 - 3 - 4.24

ABC - Resurrection (R) - 0.7 - 2 - 2.66

Source: Nielsen Media Research


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.


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

The Goldbergs - Likely Renewal

Trophy Wife - Guaranteed Cancellation

Mind Games - Guaranteed Cancellation Canceled 3/27/14 *Correct Prediction


NCIS - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 3/13/14 *Correct Prediction

NCIS: Los Angeles - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 3/13/14 *Correct Prediction

Person of Interest - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 3/13/14 *Correct Prediction

The CW

The Originals - Already Renewed

Supernatural - Already Renewed


Glee - Already Renewed

New Girl - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 3/7/14 *Correct Prediction

Brookyln Nine-Nine - Likely Renewal Renewed 3/7/14 *Correct Prediction

The Mindy Project - Likely Cancellation Renewed 3/7/14 *Incorrect Prediction


About A Boy - Guaranteed Renewal

Growing Up Fisher - Guaranteed Renewal

Chicago Fire - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 3/19/14 *Correct Prediction

Prediction Stats

Shows correctly predicted (so far) - 22
ABC - Mind Games, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
CBS - 2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, The Millers, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Two and a Half Men
FOX - Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Raising Hope
NBC - Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Grimm, Parks and Recreation

Shows incorrectly predicted (so far) - 3 - The Following, The Mindy Project, Mom

Current accuracy rate: 88%


Written by: Michael Stevenson
Apr 2nd, 2014, 8:04 am

Images courtesy of FOX

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