'Agents of SHIELD,' 'The Crazy Ones' and more: Where new shows stand in the ratings

top-rated-new-shows-2013-premiere-week.jpgThe first full week of the 2013-14 TV season is in the books. A dozen new shows premiered alongside a wave of returning series, and a handful of FOX shows that premiered early aired their first episodes against full lineups on the other networks.

And based on the (very) early returns, each of the big four broadcast networks can point to at least one show and say it launched successfully.

Three newbies -- CBS' "The Crazy Ones," NBC's "The Blacklist" and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" on ABC -- rank among the Top 15 shows last week among both viewers and adults 18-49. The premiere of "The Goldbergs" on ABC and episode 2 of FOX's "Sleepy Hollow" also cracked the Top 20 in the 18-49 demographic.

That compares favorably to opening week of last season, when only two freshman shows, "Vegas" and "Elementary," broke into the Top 20 in viewers, and just "Elementary" and "Revolution" (which was in its second week) ranked in the Top 25 among adults 18-49.

It wasn't all good news, obviously. "Lucky 7" emphatically did not hit the ratings lottery for ABC, while CBS' "Hostages" and NBC's "The Michael J. Fox Show" underwhelmed. After decent starts the week before, FOX's "Dads" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" fell off against stiffer competition.

Below you can find the rankings of each new broadcast series relative to the other first-year shows in both viewers and adults 18-49. Its overall ranking in the Nielsens last week is in parentheses. These are live plus same-day numbers, so it's not the total picture for each show -- ABC, for instance, has calculated that between a second prime-time airing, DVR, on-demand and online viewing, 22 million people watched the "Agents of SHIELD" premiere.

What the numbers do offer, though, is a snapshot of where they stand relative to the competition. Their numbers will rise with delayed viewing, but the rankings won't change a whole lot since as a rule the biggest shows in the same-day ratings also tend to rank near the top in DVR viewing. So "Trophy Wife" is not suddenly going to rocket into the Top 10 in the Live +7 ratings.

Here's where the newbies stand for the week of Sept. 23-29.

Total viewers

(All shows are series premieres unless marked with a *)

1. "The Crazy Ones" (CBS), 15.52 million (6)
2. "The Blacklist" (NBC), 12.85 million (12)
3. "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (ABC), 12.12 million (14)
4. "The Goldbergs" (ABC), 8.94 million (32)
5. "Sleepy Hollow" (FOX)*, 8.59 million (36)
6. "Back in the Game" (ABC), 8.015 million (40)
7. "Mom" (CBS), 7.99 million (41)
8. "The Michael J. Fox Show" (NBC), 7.5 million (43)
9. "Hostages" (CBS), 7.41 million (44)
10. "Trophy Wife" (ABC), 6.69 million (49)
11. "Betrayal" (ABC), 5.16 million (58)
12. "Lucky 7" (ABC), 4.43 million (67)
13. "Masterchef Junior" (FOX), 4.29 million (69)
14. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (FOX)*, 4.03 million (76)
15. "Dads" (FOX)*, 3.65 million (85)

Adults 18-49

1. "Agents of SHIELD," 4.7 (t-6)
2. "The Crazy Ones," 3.9 (11)
3. "The Blacklist," 3.8 (12)
4. "The Goldbergs," 3.1 (t-16)
4. "Sleepy Hollow," 3.1 (t-16)
6. "Mom," 2.5 (t-27)
7. "Trophy Wife," 2.3 (t-31)
8. "Back in the Game," 2.2 (t-35)
8. "The Michael J. Fox Show," 2.2 (t-35)
10. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," 1.8 (t-52)
10. "Hostages," 1.8 (t-52)
12. "Masterchef Junior," 1.6 (t-59)
13. "Betrayal," 1.5 (t-65)
13. "Dads," 1.5 (t-65)
15. "Lucky 7," 1.3 (t-79)
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