Ratings In For “SHIELD,” “NCIS,” “Forever”

Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” had a quiet second season premiere last night with the series scoring 5.6 million viewers and a 2.1 rating in Live+Same Day results. As it is a heavily DVR-ed show, the series is projected to jump to a 3.1 rating in Live+7 results.

That’s considerably off from the superb 4.7 Live+Same Day ratings the series scored for its pilot last year, but about on par with the 2.0 the first season finale scored in Live+Same Day results.

After years of popularity, age is catching up with “NCIS”. 18 million viewers tuned in for the season premiere last night which nabbed only a 2.9 rating, the lowest rated season opener since the 2003 series premiere and down from the 3.6 rating for last year’s premiere. New spin-off “NCIS: New Orleans” debuted strong, retaining almost all its lead-in with 17.1 million viewers and a 2.5 rating.

Also back last night was “Person Of Interest” which scored a 1.7 rating, down from the 2.3 for last season’s premiere. “Chicago Fire” on the other hand was on par with its last season premiere with a 2.6 rating.

After years of struggling to have any success in the Tuesday 10pm timeslot, ABC may have found it with “Forever”. The Ioan Gruffudd-led drama about an immortal investigator launched on Monday to a 1.7 rating on Monday night, slightly softer than expected even though the pilot was made available online for weeks in advance.

The strategy appeared to pay off though, the show’s second episode aired last night and scored a 1.8 rating, a very rare second-episode rise for a new series. The result put it ahead of “Person of Interest” and saw ABC come second in the hour.

Source: Deadline & Zap2It