Tuesday, September 24, 2013 ratings — Premieres: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, Lucky 7, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, and Chicago Fire. New episodes: Dads, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, THe Mindy Project, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Capture, and The Voice. Reruns: Whose Line Is It Anyway?.
It was a very good start for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD as it tied The Voice for the top spot of the night in the demo. The NBC reality competition was up significantly year-to-year and pulled Chicago Fire way up as well.
According to ABC, SHIELD was their best premiere in four years. The Goldbergs benefited from the strong lead-in and significantly outperformed Dancing with the Stars’ demo from a year earlier. Trophy Wife didn’t do as well but was still respectable. Lucky 7 on the other hand did terribly and was way down year-to-year when compared to Private Practice which was already on its last legs at the time. This could be the first cancellation of the season.
The CBS dramas were all down year-to-year but their overall viewership remains impressive. As expected, the FOX sitcoms and the CW shows all took big hits opposite stiffer competition.
† = compared to last season’s premiere.
These are the fast affiliate ratings. The percentages represent the change since the previous original episode. (Percentages aren’t given for reruns or specials.) To see past ratings for a particular show, click the show’s link. The show pages are updated with the daily final ratings when they become available. Those pages include season averages to date.
What were you watching last night? Original network programming, reruns, cable, or something else?