Rating for Agents of SHIELD’s Second Episode Falters, But Holding

Brett Dalton in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

No doubt a lot of fans were waiting with bated breath to see how ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD” fared in its second week. The show came out of the gate gangbusters with its premiere, but that was to be expected given the huge amount of publicity the show got in front of its launch.

Well the numbers are in, and while episode two of the comic book TV show took a bit of a dive, it wasn’t nearly as much as most had feared. The show fell 34% from its premiere, earning a 3.1 rating in the all-important adults 18-49 category, which is down from last week’s 4.7. Still, a 34% drop isn’t bad. I was expecting a much bigger drop, but it looks like the show has held on to most of its audience.

Of course, shows like “Agents of SHIELD” will add even more to its numbers once all the DVR recordings and other streaming services are counted. And while that’s good, the live viewing numbers are still pretty important, which is why promos for the show always implore you to “watch it live”.

So, the expected drop for the show, but it’s still holding on. A 3.1 rating is only lower than two other shows for the night, CBS’ juggernaut “NCIS” and NBC’s “The Voice” — basically, “Agents of SHIELD” is squeezed in between the show most watched by old people and a show most watched by girls. I would say “Agents of SHIELD” has carved itself a pretty nice niche there — somewhere in-between.

Here’s a promo for next week’s episode, “The Asset”, which finds Skye going under cover:

Via : TVbytheNumbers



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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Sorry guys! DVR sacked me! Will have a write up for The Asset. I’m still liking the show a lot though and the cameo was awesome!!

    • Lexavi80

      Amen to that. Is a very enjoyable show, and it have the potential to be so much more.

      Here’s for several seasons of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • Kal-El-1983

    hey, I didn’t know 30 was old…must be since I like NCIS. SHIELD is ok but if it was not for Coulson it wouldn’t hold me at all.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    I nearly wet my pants when Sam Jackson showed up. I was expecting a voice over later on the season, not a full blown cameo!

  • Jared

    My only issue wit hthe show is that the actors are to pretty. Making it very unbelievable.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      This is the state of TV and film. Blame Hollywood!

    • Kal-El-1983

      more age than “pretty”. Even for a comic book related show to believe someone who is barely 30 holds not one..but 2 advanced PhD’s. and I see this in other spin offs..it’s been established Widow and Hawkeye are the two best agents…yet they are trying to drum up May and they other guy as ultimate badasses…

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Two best doesn’t mean only really good ones, I mean what happens when Widow and Hawkeye are busy, you just wait around for them? Also, there’s always someone better! And there are more and more gifted youngsters showing up all the time. Just watched something the other day where a girl graduated at 16 and had 2 PHds by 22. It happens, just not often and SHIELD would be the ones to snatch them up.

    • Aegon the Conqueror

      I was just thinking, if Skye and Simmons are what female techies and geeks looks like, I’m seriously living in the wrong country (i am.off course but for many different reasons).