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Primetime Ratings, Tuesday, 4/15/14


Primetime Ratings, Tuesday, 4/15/14


NBC and CBS once again split the Tuesday victory.

'The Voice' climbed up a single tenth to a 3.0 to begin the Peacock's night. Conversely, 'About a Boy' rebounded after last week's small drop, rising one tenth to a 1.8. 'Growing Up Fisher' matched last week's 1.5, and is still in no real danger from the ax. Unfortunately, 'Chicago Fire' ended things on a down note, setting a new season low of 1.7.

While the Eye did draw in the most total viewers, it was a night of 18-49 demo drops for CBS. 'NCIS' plunged four tenths to a 2.2. 'NCIS: LA' dipped two tenths to a 2.1, matching its previous series low. 'Person of Interest' dropped a tenth to a 1.8 to end things.

The predicted post-'Winter Soldier' ratings bump has still largely failed to materialize for 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' which rose only two tenths to a 2.1, after having just shed one tenth last week. The season premiere of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' disappointed, earning a mere 1.0. To put that number in perspective, last summer's premiere earned a 1.3, while last winter's premiere earned a whopping 2.4. Tuesdays at 10 p.m. continues to be this season's death slot for ABC.

FOX's 'Glee' seems to have hit a ratings floor, matching last week's 1.0. 'New Girl' returned in dubious fashion, matching its previous series low of 1.2. 'The Mindy Project' dropped a tenth to a 1.0. On The CW, 'The Originals' matched its previous series low of 0.7. 'Supernatural' followed that up by falling three tenths to a 0.7 of its own, setting a new season low in the process.

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


NBC - The Voice (N) - 3.0 - 10 - 11.81

CBS - NCIS (N) - 2.2 - 7 - 17.12

ABC - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (R) - 1.1 - 4 - 3.59

FOX - Glee (N) - 1.0 - 3 - 2.44

CW - The Originals (N) - 0.7 - 2 - 1.52


CBS - NCIS: Los Angeles (N) - 2.1 - 6 - 14.69

ABC - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (N) - 2.1 - 6 - 5.52

NBC - About A Boy (N) - 1.8 - 5 - 6.99

FOX - New Girl (N) - 1.2 - 3 - 2.19

CW - Supernatural (N) - 0.7 - 2 - 1.60


NBC - Growing Up Fisher (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 5.89

FOX - The Mindy Project (N) - 1.0 - 3 - 1.95


CBS - Person of Interest (N) - 1.8 - 5 - 10.74

NBC - Chicago Fire (N) - 1.7 - 5 - 6.90

ABC - Celebrity Wife Swap (N) - 1.0 - 3 - 3.22

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.)


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%

- CW

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Apr 16th, 2014, 7:37 am

Images courtesy of ABC


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Since: 10/Oct/08
Message Posted On Apr 16th, 2014, 12:43 pm

I should have stoped watching New Girl at the end of season 2. They need to hurry up and end it. I hope its season 4 is a short one.

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