Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Has Strong Premiere Ratings written by Robert Reineke September 25, 2013 No surprise that AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. did well in the ratings according to Deadline. A total of 11.9 million tuned in to watch it live, a number that’s sure to climb when DVR numbers are worked in, and it led the night in the 18-49 demographics. Maintaining against stiff competition will be the trick, NCIS had 19.5 million total viewers, but it’s always good to start out high. The rest of the night was pretty much a disaster for ABC with the subsequent shows shedding viewers all night. Coming up with a compatible program that can sustain that lead-in is exactly why Marvel and ABC are looking at something like an AGENT CARTER show. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Has Strong Premiere Ratings was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.MarvelMarvel Cinematic UniverseRatings 3 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post Gordon Called Back To Television For GOTHAM next post THOR: THE DARK WORLD TV Spot #1 You may also like New AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Trailer September 6, 2013 Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. To Showcase ‘The... February 26, 2015 Amy Acker Is The Cellist In AGENTS... March 27, 2014 Watch 2 Clips From Tonight’s Episode Of... March 10, 2015 Mockingbird Featured In Latest MARVEL’S AGENTS OF... March 26, 2015 Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 20 to 26,... March 28, 2016 AGENTS OF SHIELD Composer Bear McCreary Shows... September 24, 2013 Luke Mitchell Joins Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. February 5, 2015 2016 in Review: The Year the Good... January 2, 2017 Marvel Recruits Adrianne Palicki For AGENTS OF... August 19, 2014 Michael Lalaian “My Big Fat Greek Life” had one of the most watched pilots of all time and was coming off an incredibly popular film that, while nowhere near as successful as The Avengers, arguably had greater general audience appeal. While a lot of people tuned in because of the advertising push and recognizing Coulson as “that FBI guy” (as my mother insists on calling him), we won’t know until next week if all the referencing and nerdiness turned off general audiences. While I absolutely love the show (I’m on my third watch through of the pilot this morning), there are just a few things that rubbed me the wrong way. It’s great how Whedon used the whole “Fury lied to motivate the team,” which is what all the fans were assuming was the case, as a misdirection to what really happened, Coulson seemed way too comfortable believing that he’s actively lying to and emotionally manipulating some of his friends and life-long heroes. Also, drawing attention to himself in a crowded train station while pretending to be dead isn’t the best way to keep a secret. While the latter is a nitpick (there won’t be much of a show if Coulson can’t go anywhere), I really hope they address the former. Robert Reineke I’ll fully agree that a television season is a marathon, not a sprint. I won’t say that ABC necessarily bought the high ratings of the premiere, reviews have been good after all, but they certainly spared no expense in promotion and they certainly dropped a lot on the pilot, which they won’t necessarily do on a weekly basis. I fully expect S.H.I.E.L.D. to settle in someplace lower in the ratings after the premiere. And it should be noted that it really didn’t do much, if any, better than THE BLACKLIST or SLEEPY HOLLOW in the ratings. But, if ratings are good in November, then we can probably be making plans for Season 2. Given the expense of the show though, ratings better be good. Robert Reineke I’ll throw this out there, the Rangers winning tonight would probably not be a good thing for week 2 ratings given the size of the Dallas television market.