For young adults watching Tuesday night TV, it was a toss-up between the non-superheroes of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and the wannabe superstars of
"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," the "Avengers" offshoot from producer Joss Whedon, had a successful launch Tuesday night, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
That's a strong debut, and the show did particularly well among its younger core audience. Its demo rating increased slightly from its first half-hour to its second, indicating that viewers stuck with the program. A ratings point equals roughly 1.3 million viewers.
"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." more than doubled the demo number the network posted last year in the same time period with the
With the "S.H.I.E.L.D." lead-in, ABC's new comedy "The Goldbergs" was up 78% from last year's beginning installment of
The ABC drama "Lucky 7," about lottery winners, wasn't so lucky, down 32% from last fall's
The heat from "The Voice" helped light up NBC's second-season premiere of
"NCIS," in its 11th season, was first in viewership, bringing in 19.5 million people, followed by
The numbers were generally down from last year though. "NCIS" pulled a 3.4 rating, down 17% from last fall's premiere, while "NCIS: LA" fell 12% to a 3.0, its lowest season opener. "Person of Interest," in a new time slot, fell 21% to a 2.3.
Up against much stronger competition compared with last week,
The critically despised