Ratings: Supernatural Returns With 3-Year High, Ziva-Less NCIS Drops Behind S.H.I.E.L.D.

NCIS Ratings Drop Without ZivaDid NCIS leave some viewers behind in Israel with Ziva…?

TV’s most watched (and now Cote de Pablo-less) drama this Tuesday drew 18.3 million total viewers and a 2.8 demo rating (updated per finals), dropping 10 and 23 percent week-to-week.

In turn, ABC’s Agents of SHIELD (7.9 mil/2.9), though down 11 and 15 percent itself, edged out the CBS procedural in the demo — and all opposite a low-rated Voice clip show (10.2 mil/3.0), mind you.

Among the night’s premieres, The CW’s Supernatural christened its new Tuesday home with 2.59 million total viewers (its most watched premiere since 2010) and a 1.2 rating (its best demo delivery in three years). It was also up from its May finale (2.3 mil/1.0) and, of course, what Emily Owens did in the time slot a year ago (1.7 mil/0.5).

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Opening The CW’s slate, The Originals‘ regular time slot debut did 1.92 mil/0.9, down a tick from its special Thursday prem but improving on Hart of Dixie‘s year-ago numbers (1.5 mil/0.7).

Elsewhere….

ABC | Leading out of SHIELD, The Goldbergs (5.7 mil/2.0 rating) dipped two tenths, Trophy Wife (4.7 mil/1.4) added some eyeballs and was steady in the demo and a Scandal rerun (3.2 mil/1.0) improved on Lucky 7‘s second/final episode (2.6 mil/0.7).

CBS | Despite NCIS‘ tumble, NCIS: LA (14.8 mil/2.6) and Person of Interest (11.7 mil/2.0) both ticked down just a tenth.

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NBC | With The Voice‘s clip show mustering just a 2.9 (versus last Tuesday’s 4.5), Chicago Fire (7.6 mil/2.1) fell 13 and 19 percent.

FOX | Dads was steady at 3.1 mil/1.3, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (3.4 mil/1.5) ticked up, New Girl (4 mil/2.1) gained a few viewers and two tenths in the demo and Mindy Project (3 mil/1.4) slipped a tenth.

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174 Comments
  1. Annie says:

    I really enjoyed NCIS this week. I was completely tired of the boring Mossad tragedyfest storylines that constantly swirled around Ziva and didn’t think her comic book super hero worthy skill sets believable, but rather silly instead. I thought this weeks episode had a nice combination of humor and seriousness, and that for a nice change, more characters than Gibbs (and formerly Ziva) got a chance to shine. I think that the headline of this article is misleading since 10 million more people watched NCIS that the Agents of Shield and the coveted demo only beat NCIS by one tenth of one percent. I guess that doesn’t make for an exciting headline.

  2. barbara says:

    not sure why cote left but bit of an idiot to leave a number one show. probably won’t see her anywhere else. she might beg to come back later down the road when she jobless. when sasha alexander(kate) left it was because of long hours yet she went to do rizzoli another one who left a good show. i for one can enjoy the show without her the rest of cast is just perfect

  3. HannahZ says:

    Fitz & Simmons drive me nuts (and I’m a Brit) with their never ending banal chatter. Otherwise, I love the show.

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