TV ratings: 'Agents of SHIELD' opens well for ABC Tuesday, 'NCIS' down some

agents-of-shield-premiere-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

The premiere of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" was not an "Avengers"-level blockbuster for ABC Tuesday, but it still opened quite well. It led its hour in adults 18-49 by a good margin.

That did not, however, extend to the rest of ABC's new lineup Tuesday. "The Goldbergs" did an OK job retaining its lead-in at 9 o'clock, but "Trophy Wife" and "Lucky 7" fell off later in the night, with the latter pulling in very weak numbers.

Also Tuesday, "The Voice" was up over its Tuesday debut last fall, taking a big jump in its second hour. That in turn helped "Chicago Fire" score its biggest audience ever. "NCIS" was down from its premiere last year but still was far and away the night's most-watched show. "Person of Interest" also took a hit in its new timeslot. FOX's comedies unsurprisingly dropped against stiffer competition.

CBS led the night in viewers with 16 million, along with a 10.0 rating/16 share in households. NBC (12.5 million, 7.7/12) came in second, followed by ABC (8.1 million, 4.8/8). FOX (3.7 million, 2.4/4) took fourth, and The CW (1 million, 0.6/1) trailed.

NBC scored a win among adults 18-49 with a 4.0 rating. ABC and CBS tied for second at 2.9. FOX scored a 1.7 in the demographic and The CW a 0.4.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" season premiere (19.5 million viewers, 12.1/19 households)
NBC: "The Voice" (12.7 million, 7.9/12)
ABC: "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" series premiere (11.9 million, 6.9/11)
FOX: "Dads" (3.65 million, 2.4/4)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (4 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" season finale (1.3 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "Agents of SHIELD" (4.6)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS: Los Angeles" season premiere (16.2 million, 10.1/15)
NBC: "The Voice" (15.6 million, 9.4/14)
ABC: "The Goldbergs" series premiere (9.1 million, 5.3/8)/"Trophy Wife" series premiere (6.6 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: "New Girl" (4.1 million, 2.6/4)/"The Mindy Project" (3 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "Capture" (721,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "The Voice" (5.2)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Person of Interest" season premiere (12.3 million, 7.7/13)
NBC: "Chicago Fire" season premiere (9.25 million, 5.9/10)
ABC: "Lucky 7" series premiere (4.6 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: "Chicago Fire" (2.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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