Ratings: NCIS, NCIS: LA and POI Finales Rise, Trophy Wife Ticks Up, Originals Eyes Glee Win

NCIS Finale RatingsCBS’ NCIS concluded Season 11 on Tuesday night with 16.8 million total viewers and a 2.6 demo rating, rising 6 and 13 percent week-to-week (yet down 11 and 24 percent from its year-ago closer).

Similarly, NCIS: LA (14.8 mil/2.5) rose 5 and 14 percent, while Person of Interest (10.8 mil/1.9) added some eyeballs and two tenths in the demo (read our recap).

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ABC | Agents of SHIELD wrapped its freshman run with 5.2 million viewers and a 1.9 rating, steady week-to-week. The Goldbergs finale (4.1 mil/1.4) ticked up a tenth, while Trophy Wife’s very final episode (2.8 mil/0.9) grew two tenths.

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NBC | The Voice (10.8 mil/2.5) was flat, About a Boy’s double pump (averaging 6.3 mil/1.6) was up a tenth and Chicago Fire‘s finale (7.1 mil/1.9) was steady.

RELATED | Chicago Fire Finale Recap: Casey Pops the Question — But Did Dawson Accept?

FOX | Glee’s finale drew 1.9 mil and a 0.6, dropping two precious tenths. The premiere of Riot led out of that with 1.3 mil/0.5.

RELATED | Glee Season Finale Recap: Go Your Own Way

THE CW | Pending some MLB adjustments, The Originals’ finale (2.06 mil/0.9) is currently up three tenths, while Supernatural (2.14 mil/0.9) inched up a tenth.

RELATED | The Originals Finale Recap: A New Hope Is Born

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  1. dcl33 says:

    Oh lol glee

  2. LK says:

    Ryan Murphy is starting to learn that he shouldnt pay so much attention to social media… The new “Glee” is terrible and has been ever since they left Lima.

    • dcl33 says:

      eh this has nothing to do with leaving Lima. This is sh*t writing from flopson and writing Naya out. RM shat on people for years, not seems like people are returning the favor.

      • His own fault! says:

        So true! He shat on all the Originals and their fans in S4. He is getting exactly what he asked for! Lea and Chris may still be on the show but he has ruined their characters. Naya may have gotten lucky she was not part of the clusterF*** of final! He wanted Newbies and shirtless boys running around in S4 and Blam in NY for S5 well guess what, fans didn’t want it!

      • i says:

        Ratings say otherwise. NY focused shows have lower ratings. Check it out!

        • i says:

          NY focused episodes*

          • dcl33 says:

            Cause NY SL was all about Blam and Klaine and Rachele. NY SL was boring as hell before they moved Santana there. Santana brought comedy and life where there was none before. And in this season they had Demi and Adam in it. And after those 2 were gone (Jenna was gone, Naya and Kevin were hardly there) it was all about Blam. People have been steadily leaving the show since beginning of season 4. Hell people been steadily leaving the show since mid season 3. Cause writing sucks!

    • Nope says:

      It was worse in Lima. The newbies sucked! The problem isn’t the new location the problem is no Cory/Finn and no Finchel. The problem is the over exposure of Chord and Darren being shoved at us as Glee new salvation. The problem is making the characters fit the SL instead of the SL to fit the characters. Ryan Murphy hasn’t got a clue on how to make this show without Cory and this is the result.

      • Riana says:

        Actually they didn’t, with the exception of Unique. They just didn’t get enough characterization because there was time split between New York. Glee’s mistake was trying to split the storyline in two. They should have phased out the old cast like Degrassi. That show has been on for 25 years. Also going up against Pretty Little Liars and the Originals was stupid.

      • dcl33 says:

        The problem isnt that Cory is gone. Yeah sure it blows that he is gone but show sucking isnt cause of that. Problem is that they have terrible writers who couldnt write to save their lives. Problem is that they are pushing Chord and Darren front and center even thou they cannot act and are weak as leading actors. The show started going downhill mid season 3 and then when season 4 was all about Blam ( remember Cory was still very much alive back then) people just left cause they couldnt stand it. And people couldnt care less about newbies for whom they pushed original cast in background. Lets not talk about how RM was so excited about the break up only it came back and bit him in the ass. Glee became Blee. And here we are today, with not even 2 million viewers. Lea is the star of the show. AHAHAHAHAHA… yeah it shows ;)

        • may says:

          Lea IS the star of the show, but she is not the backbone of it. She barely had screem time or solos last season and she only started to get focus and MORE screemtime half this season, but Lea Michele have been consistently praise by critics (acting and singing). She doesn´t need autotune or be naked to sell an episode. There is a diference..

        • LK says:

          I disagree about the newbies.. I found them interesting and they created fresh storylines.. and they could have worked if the focus hadn’t been shifted in an attempt to keep the graduated cast on the show. The show got away from its core concept of a high school glee club and tried to follow the characters into adulthood as such it never really found a purpose and seemed scatter shot from that point on.

        • Kelli says:

          The ratings are the result of too much BLEE and too much Sam! Those two along with Newbies most hated ruined Lima and they ruined NY. We lost HummelPezBerry and got nothing for it! Lea IS the star but she got sidelined big time in S4 and the early part of S5. Face it this isn’t Glee is BLEE!

        • Chloe says:

          I don’t get why people keep using Chord and Darren as the reason the show dyiing. Lea has also been shoved down our throat ad nauseum, especially this season with the pretext that she’s “the star of the show”. If I remember correctly, the episode dedicated to Rachel had pathetic ratings too. If anything, it’s the whole “DeLeaStreet” BS that made people quit the show. None of their characters are well written (and extremely unrootable) and they take 90% of the show.
          The show is a huge flop now because they don’t get that diversity and novelty are what made the show appealing in the first place.

          • dcl33 says:

            Its not Chord’s and Darren’s fault that show is dying. Its writing and producing. Its inability to actually see that those 2 are not strong actors to be front and center. As far as Lea goes, yeah shes a good actress and singer, but her character is very unlikable and unwatchable . Some will say thats not true, but a lot will say it is. Thats why I always laugh when people say shes the star of the show.

      • Sarah says:

        Don’t get me

    • JR says:

      Pandering to a vocal, but ultimately non representative, fan base is just one of the mistakes the show runners made. They must also regret shifting the focus and tone from a sharply written show targeted to adults to the musical performance drivel targeted to a much younger audience. Glee became Blee. They should also regret under appreciating and under valuing Cory Monteith. While his nuanced performance as Finn was the heart and backbone of the show, Cory rarely received the credit or recognition he deserved. While Glee’s quality steadily declined each season, the show ultimately stopped working when they diminished and sidelined Finn in Season 4.

      • LK says:

        Finn was sidelined in season 4 primarily because of Cory’s substance abuse issues.

        • dcl33 says:

          Ehh his drug problem did not start till nearing end of the season, so no Finn was not sidelined cause Cory liked to walk around doped up. If he was that deep into his addiction at the very beginning than why didnt they help him sooner? Also, if he was having these issues for that long, and since we know that his preferable choice of drug was heroin, how come no one say any needle marks? I doubt he was shooting between his toes. Finn was sidelines for the newbies, just like the entire original cast.

          • b says:

            Cory had a substance abuse problem that stemmed from his teenage years, which is something that he was very open about. It didn’t just suddenly come upon him last year. There is no way for us to know for certain that it wasn’t something that was a problem throughout season 4 or even sooner than that. It sure seemed like he was being sidelined from the season 3 finale and onward. Whether that was because of his substance abuse issues or because RM just likes to make giant writing mistakes remains unseen, but we CANNOT say for certain that his storyline wasn’t put aside because of that.

        • JR says:

          I will always wonder how much diminishing his role played into Cory’s slide back into addiction. He once stated that he thrived on the work as it helped keep him focused. I also don’t think it helped his recovery knowing that Ryan could just remove Finn from the narrative (the last 2 episodes in Season 4 didn’t mention Finn…a mistake they continued to make in the early episodes of Season 5). I always got the vibe that Ryan (despite his protestations of loving him like a son) didn’t appreciate Cory. I will never forget him dismissing Cory during the summer negotiations (after Season 2 for the Season 4 pickup)–a definite foreshadowing of how Cory and his character would be shunted to the side.

          • Dani says:

            I have wondered about this too, its just such a tragedy and so sad that beautiful talented sweet man lost his battle. And I agree with you about Ryan not valuing what he had with Cory and appreciating what Cory brought to Finn. And Brad for all his Cory talk seems to think his role can be turned over to Chord and Sam can suddenly fill the Finn role on Glee and in Rachel’s life going by what he did in 506. They didn’t even wait decent amount of time before trying to turn Sam into Finn. Even after he was gone they only pulled him out when they needed to manipulate the audience like in City Of Angles where they used him to prop up Sam.

          • dcl33 says:

            Ah this is exactly why I found it revolting when they did all these Finn stuff in this season. And when RM talks how he had it all planed out how the show would have ended. It was complete disrespect to Cory.

          • Gail says:

            Cory was not in the first few season 4 episodes because he was making a movie and Ryan gave him permission to miss a few episodes.That had nothing to do with drugs. It was said he never used while working and several cast members went on records saying as far as they knew, he never appeared stoned. He wanted to finish the 4th season but Ryan insisted he go to rehab and agreed to write him off the last shows.

          • Cheri says:

            I have had the same thoughts too. I just never wanted to say them on a public forum. We don’t know if that were really true or not. But, as the stomach churned in season 4 and I watched Cory be sidelined to clap for Blaine and the newbies with not a single line in a scene, I would cringe at the acting and the writing of those episodes. But, Finn and Cory were my favorites of Glee. TBH. Since his passing I can’t get into or even give a rats a$$ about what crude is on now. I don’t like Rachel at all. I can’t seem to root for her. There is not Kurt anymore, just the other half of Klaine. I really enjoyed the Turkey song at Thanksgiving last season and the boyfriends arm bit with Kurt. But that was about it. But, breaking up all the couples was the worst thing that Glee ever did, and the way they did it. But, for me, Glee’s writing is rather dumpster diving. Not original or uplifting. For me, my jaw drops in disbelief. Like WTF is this?

      • Et al. says:

        I agree with much of this. Glee’s first season was witty. Edgy. Heightened sure – but with an honest core. Now it’s just lazy storylines thrown around whatever songs they got cleared for the week.

  3. Riana says:

    Glee might be irreparable at this point. Hopefully there will be a new club set up in the finale.

    • Not surprised! says:

      The show became irreparable once Cory died. They totally messed up S4 sidelining him, Naya, Chris and Lea. Fans started to leave and now they don’t have Cory, they don’t have Naya, Chris is used as Darren’s prop and Rachel is directionless. Sam is giving too much focus considering the guy playing him can’t act or sing anything that requires ability and the rest of the Originals got the shaft. RIB got what they asked for. They showed no loyalty to the fans that made Glee what it was in S1-3 and fans are speaking up by not watching.

  4. Daniel says:

    NCIS beat The Voice (pending adjustments)!!

  5. TJ says:

    Glee producers so underestimated what Cory Monteith/Finn and Finchel meant to the viewers. They were treated like garbage for all of S4 and now they can’t fix it and this is the result. Fans don’t care to watch Rachel flake out on her Broadway dream with S6 being the Blamchel show! Chord Overstreet in NOT even close to the caliber of leading man Cory was. It’s sad when the only hope of RIB not completely destroying Rachel is hoping for outright cancellation.

    • Jess says:

      Cory’s death nor Finchel were the reason for the shows downfall. This show has slowly been losing viewers since season four. His death and the hiatus after the Quarterback was the last straw.
      Ryan and Co I feel like haven’t cared for this show since AHS took off and became big. They never listened to the fans – always doing what they wanted – expecting us to wait around forever. Now it’s too late, and no matter what they do, it won’t bring people back.

      • LW3598 says:

        S4 was when they ended Finchel and reduced Finn to a prop sitting on the chair clapping for the Newbies. S5 Cory is gone and they can’t fix what they messed up in S4. So yes losing Cory was the last straw, those fans of the Original core group got the shaft for Newbies and Blam and all this left is a Rachel no one can recognize and Blam with a side of Kurt.

    • Chloe says:

      The show started to sink in season 3 even when Finn and Finchel were the main storyline (along with Blaine and Rachel of course).
      It’s just that the show was a cute fun show about missfits. Unfortunately, the white able-bodied conventionally attractive characters took the major part of show, pushing asside everyone else, and to make things worse were never shown to be at fault. The show became more and more offensive and unbereable. It stopped being fun so people fled.
      Cory’s death definitevely was the last nail in the coffin but it would have be a disaster with him too imo.

  6. Iqn says:

    They really shouldnt even bother with a 6th season for Glee. How utterly embarrassing. The finale’s their lowest watched/rated episode ever in the show’s history.

    All they cared about was pleasing the Klainers, and they did, so what else is the point.

  7. Coal says:

    So I’ve recently started watching Chicago Fire from season one and I must say I’m hooked and I had judged the show harshly without even seeing it. I initially thought it was some romance laden soapy with the characters doing everything under the sun except their actual jobs (looking at Scandal) its a nice little find for NBC.

    • sarah says:

      Glad you like the show! It is one of my favorites! You should watch Chicago PD too.

      • Coal says:

        I want to catch up with season 2 of Chicago Fire before watching Chicago PD.

        • Maryann says:

          There are so many crossovers between Chicago Fire and Chicago PD, it plays better if you watch the episodes from the two shows together according to the dates they first aired; one show provides missing scenes for plots from the other.

    • MP says:

      That was a really nice post, Coal. Sometimes I’ve pre-judged a show, too, only to find out I liked it (for instance, Trophy Wife and About a Boy). I love Chicago Fire and like Chicago PD. I’m looking forward to both returning next fall.

  8. Britt says:

    They definitely should get Almost Human back because Glee isn’t cutting it. The first half of the Glee finale was weird and the ending was just OK. We spent so much time on getting Rachel on Broadway and she was only there for 2 minutes. Anyway, I glad that all my shows went up or were steady.

    • Riana says:

      Glee was renewed before Cory, meaning they would get paid regardless.Almost Human was expensive.

      • Kylie says:

        They said they could cancel it right after Cory died and the show Ryan sold them isn’t what delivered. I would bet they can get out of it simply on the basis of Ryan not being able to deliver the product they were promised. Glee is expensive to produce, it might be cheaper for Fox to pay the penalties since the have less then a 2 mil people watching. What advertiser is going to want to buy ad time for it?

      • Britt says:

        Yeah but they are paying money for a show that is now getting worst ratings than most shows on the CW. Glee was going downhill after the main cast graduated and really went south after Corey died. They never should have renewed it for 2 more seasons because wasn’t doing that great.

  9. chloe says:

    Can people stop saying Glee sucked after Cory died and was the reason for its downfall? Because newsflash: this show was slowly losing viewers when he was alive and still on the show. People don’t realize it’s not about which couple was the biggest or which characters should’ve interacted more. The main reason for Glee’s downfall was the writing. They just didn’t care anymore. And that’s why I as a viewer quit sometime in s4 and never looked back. Why should i care, when the writers obviously didn’t?

    • Lark says:

      I would saying losing well over 50% of the viewers in S5 is a good indication losing Finn and Finchel was a big part of people no longer watching. Especially when it became very obvious they had no idea what to do with Lima or Rachel after Finn died. And if you go back to S4 when Finn,Rachel,Kurt,Santana all took a back seat to Blam &the Newbies you see the start of that decline. I also know a ton of people got pissed off with the whole Samchel thing in 506 and stopped watching and are afraid to watch because of that.

      • Ion69 says:

        The threat of Samchel and why I stopped watching live and started waiting for tumblr to post Rachel’s scenes, and I only watch those if I know Sam is not part of them. I hope a reduced S6 will stop them from doing anything with Sam & Rachel!. A new LI ok but not Finn wannabe, that can’t act and barely sing!
        Anyway LOVED The Originals!

    • Sarah says:

      ^ THIS exactly. Writing had been exceptionally terrible and character development has been nonexistent or backwards. This show got embarrassing a long time ago and the creators should be ashamed. But, of course, they’re not.

      • dcl33 says:

        I didnt see the latest interview with RM cause I just cannot stand him, but from what I read from comments about it, he pretty much blames Brad for the downfall.

        • Huh? says:

          What interview? He hasn’t blamed Brad for the downfall of Glee, in fact he seems oblivious to it and said he thought he could get 24 episodes for S6 lol!

          • dcl33 says:

            The latest one, I dunno, like I said I didnt watch it cause I cant stand him. Its the one where he is dismissing the rumors about Naya being fired and how everything is peachy in gleelalaland. but I saw some comments about it.

    • Tai says:

      Thank you. I stopped watching the show live back in season three because of the Finnchel to be honest. I never liked them as a couple and I never cared for either character honestly. I did tune back in during season four, and I liked the new kids for the little bit that we did see of them. There were a lot of storylines that could’ve been addressed but were sidelined to also give focus to the boring NY story. The writers should’ve committed to either all NY or all Lima back then. Instead they had that horrible flopping mess. I couldn’t deal with it and went back to watching on DVR or Hulu. Now with the permanent move to NY, I don’t watch at all.

      I can’t root for any of the characters anymore. They’re just all so unlikeable, Rachel especially. I used to look forward to Glee episodes but now I can’t even sit through the songs without rolling my eyes. It’s a shame. It was a good show. And now it’s not. But that has very little to do with Cory and everything to do with the terrible writing and nonexistent character development.

    • Chloe says:

      Thank you. People are overestimate Finchel and some other characters. Yes couples were part of the show but the main reason why people loved it was because it was a fun witty show about missfits who are friends. It was about being different and one of the most diverse show on TV, everybody could see themselves in the characters and get attached to them. Unfortunately, the writters are pretentious pos and stopped caring a long time ago and the viewers were confronted with racism, ableism, lesbophobia, biphobia and I could go on. So they said f*** it.

  10. Tommy says:

    The moral of the Glee story post S3 is NEVER get invested in a Ryan Murphy or Brad Falchuk production because they will destroy everything you loved about it while laughing and making fun of the fans that supported them.

    • dcl33 says:

      You are also forgetting about the writers. See knowing that after Blee ends next year flopson will be looking for another writing gig: I will have to double check every show I will want to watch and make sure that he did not write it or in any way have contribution of any kind in it cause I refuse watching stuff written by this trollop

  11. Dee says:

    The Originals was fantastic!! Ha! It did better than Glee.

    Even though the episode was boring as hell, I’m glad Supernatural did good as well.

    • B says:

      OK it makes me feel better that someone else thought Supernatural was boring this week. I thought maybe I just wasn’t paying enough attention to care.

  12. Liz says:

    The Trophy Wife send off was the reason I’ll miss that show. Sweet, funny, and a killer performance by each member of the cast. Thanks for a lovely show, you’ll be missed!!!!

  13. Caroline says:

    A lot of people are saying that the reason why Glee is failing is that the focus is too much on Chord and Darren. While I agree to a point, I also think that a large problem for the show was them introducing story lines that made no sense, received no resolution and were completely ignored the next episode. Characters are doing things that make no sense whatsoever (Rachel ditching Broadway, anybody?) and I think viewers are just fed up at this time. I know I was, and I quit watching after the 4th season. The loss of the core characters was a big one as well, I think. They could have done as other shows have, and have all of the characters go to college at the same school or in the same city, so that they could still interact. For me, however, the big straw was watching continuity get thrown out like yesterday’s garbage and characterization being anything BUT stable.

    • No Sam! says:

      The attempts to sell Chord as the leading man are laughable! Almost as funny as watching him trying to convey sadness and tears last night! He can’t act his way out of a paper bag and I had to mute Girls on Film! There a reason why his best work is done shirtless, that is the extent of his acting ability and his talent!

  14. Liza says:

    The Originals was amazing last night!!!! Tears rolling down my face many times!!!!

  15. Coal says:

    Most teen dramas struggle with incorporating the transition from high school to college in their storyline, its just a fact of life. So Glee numbers were always going to drop gradually. Also guys, Almost Human is gone, just accept now.

  16. Becky says:

    Looks like Glee is only def then having 14-16 episodes next season.

  17. auntiemm says:

    Last night’s NCIS was a disappointment. Thought it was to be about Ralph Waite so where were the clips? I appreciate the Gibbs backstory but….. I also have to wonder if the ending foreshadows the start of the final season especially if New Orleans is successful.

  18. The Mangina Monolgues says:

    Glee’s ratings started to drop after season 2…lost nearly 20% of its total viewers. Season 4 lost another 5% and season 5 was down about 15% from Season 4’s premier. As of this season’s finale’, Glee has lost 9 million viewers (more than 80percent) from its season 1 finale’.

    Season 1 was sharp, fun, fresh and original. Season 2 was riding high off of Season 1’s critical and fan acclaim. Season 2 dropped a great deal in quality and seasons 3 and 4 were a mess. Season 5 was like a runaway train. It doesn’t have to do with Cory Monteith’s death, it’s about unsustainable talent on the part of the show’s producers and writers. Ryan Murphy isn’t known for long term quality…look at Nip/Tuck, Popular and AHS: Coven.

    Murphy destroyed this show. FOX should have bought him out after season one. I would be shocked if season six has more than 8 or so episodes. FOX could run repeats of CW shows and do better.

  19. An Irrelevant says:

    Another awesome episode of Person of Interest! I’m interested in seeing how this whole new identity/split up thing is going to go. Looking forward to season 4!

  20. Ms Thing says:

    What happened to the theory that Lea Michelle and Chris Colfer can spin golden ratings?

  21. Mikael says:

    I absolutely love that The Originals beat Glee. The Originals finale was incredible! I bet Fox regrets that 2-season renewal now. I bet the episode order gets cut way down.

  22. cindi says:

    Congratulations to all the people that wanted Klaine to be the primary couple and Darren to be the male lead and that includes Ryan Murphy. You got what you wanted and now what? Karma can be a bitch sometimes.

  23. Lori says:

    Glee’s ratings were due to bad scheduling on Tuesday @ 8. Major finale competition! NY Glee has been fantastic! Can’t wait for Season 6!!!

  24. frank says:

    They should have gotten someone better to replace Cote Depablo. The actress they picked adds nothing to the interest of the story like Ziva did this is a big problem.. She seems like an intern that stayed to hang around verry weak.