Numbers Overload: Agents of SHIELD Slips Back into the Top 25 for its Fall Finale

By | December 20, 2013
With the Fall season winding down, there was not too much activity in the Top 25 lists for last week.  American Horror Story: Coven was the only genre show on the cable list for last week with The Walking Dead already hibernating for the winter.  Agents of SHIELD did manage to cling onto the lower rungs of the broadcast network Top 25 (after slipping out the prior week with a repeat) for its Fall finale despite the fact that it posted its lowest ratings yet with that episode.  And had the competition been tougher that week, the show probably would not have made it in.  FOX’s Sleepy Hollow was also toward the bottom of that list with its somewhat tepid numbers for its Fall wrap up.  Once Upon A Time slipped back out as its late Fall numbers continued to drop.  And Person of Interest dropped out as well, but it was preempted for the week and it will return when this week’s numbers are tallied.  Interestingly enough, sci fi / fantasy shows made a strong showing in the DVR charts for the week of Nov 25th through Dec 1st.  Several shows did surprisingly well in the ratings for that typically low viewership week (because of the Thanksgiving holiday) and they received an additional boost with their delayed viewership.  The Originals and Supernatural showed up for the first time this season and Dracula and Grimm returned to the list.  The rankings will definitely shift once mid-season kicks into gear in January, though.

Top 25 Dec 9th  to Dec 15th

Cable Networks

Total Viewers:  Live + Same Day viewing from the overnights
15. American Horror Story: Coven (FX) 3.9 Million (Prior Week – #7, 4.1 MM)

Broadcast Networks

Ratings:  18-49 demographic in Live + Same Day viewing from the overnights
23. Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 2.2 Rating (Prior Week – n/a)
24. Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 2.1 Rating (Prior Week – n/a)

Dropping Out: Once Upon A Time

Live+7 Day DVR Ratings:

Top 25 Ratings Increase for the Week of November 25th to Dec 1st
2. Sleepy Hollow:  Rating Increase – 1.4, Final Rating – 3.6
3. Once Upon A Time: Rating Increase – 1.3, Final Rating – 3.2
5. Agents of SHIELD:  Rating Increase – 1.3, Final Rating – 3.9
6. Grimm:  Rating Increase – 1.3, Final Rating – 2.6
7. Person of Interest: Rating Increase – 1.2, Final Rating – 3.4
10. Almost Human: Rating Increase – 1.1, Final Rating – 3.0
18. The Originals:  Rating Increase – 0.7, Final Rating – 1.8
19. Dracula:  Rating Increase – 0.7, Final Rating – 1.6
25. Supernatural:  Rating Increase – 0.5, Final Rating – 1.6

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