Ratings: S.H.I.E.L.D. Grows; Dancing Finale Down
by Joyce Eng
Clark Gregg, Laura Seay
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is thankful for no NCIS this week.
Facing off against Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on CBS, the ABC drama drew 9.3 million viewers and a 2.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Tuesday for its second-biggest audience yet and a one-tenth demo improvement from last week. Lead-out Dancing with the Stars closed out its 17th season to 14.6 million and a 2.4, down six tenths from last fall’s finale, which did not air during the week of Thanksgiving.
CBS still won the night, led by Rudolph (11.4 million, 3.0), NCIS: Los Angeles (12.2 million, 2.4) and Person of Interest (11.7 million, 2.1), the latter two of which were down and up a tenth, respectively.
NBC’s lineup was up, except for The Voice (10 million, 2.9), which slid three tenths.
Fox only saw Dads (3.2 million, 1.2) take a dip, while the rest of its comedies were flat or up.
CBS: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 11.4 million viewers (3.0 demo rating)
ABC: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 9.3 million (2.5)
Fox: Dads 3.2 million (1.2); Brooklyn Nine-Nine 3.7 million (1.5)
NBC: The Biggest Loser 6.6 million (2.0)
CW: The Originals 2.3 million (1.1)
CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles 12.2 million (2.4)
ABC: Dancing with the Stars 14.6 million (2.4) [9-11 p.m.]
Fox: New Girl 3.5 million (1.9); The Mindy Project 2.6 million (1.4)
NBC: The Voice 10 million (2.9)
CW: Supernatural 2.4 million (1.0)