S.H.I.E.L.D. Proves A Ratings Hit

The Fall TV premiere week continues with Tuesday night’s ratings now in.

The series premiere episode of “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” at 8pm on ABC pulled in 11.9 million live viewers and a 4.6 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic.

That makes it TV’s highest-rated series premiere in the 18-49 demographic in almost four years, the biggest since the debut of ABC’s “V” remake in 2009.

The show also helped new comedy “The Goldbergs” pull in a healthy 3.2 rating and 9 million viewers when it premiered at 9pm.

That’s in stark contrast to the network’s new 10pm drama “Lucky 7”. That show pulled in a 1.3 rating and 4 million viewers, making it the lowest rated Fall drama premiere in ABC history.

“Chicago Fire” returned for its second season with a 2.8 rating and 9.2 million viewers, up 47% in the demo rating from its series premiere last Fall.

The increased competition meant that all of Fox’s comedies took a big hit, especially newcomers “Dads” and “Brooklyn 99” which dropped 32% and 31% respectively in their second outings.

“NCIS” (3.4/19.5m) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (3.0/16.2m) returned to big viewerships, but were down 17% and 12% respectively in key demo ratings. “Person Of Interest” (2.3/6m) fell even further with a 21% drop from last Fall.