ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD drew 8.4 million total viewers and a 3.1 demo rating in its second outing, dropping 31 and 34 percent from its boffo premiere.
Thusly, the rest of ABC’s all-new Tuesday slate took a hit. The Goldbergs (6.2 mil/2.2) fell 29 percent in the demo, Trophy Wife (4.3 mil/1.4) plunged 39 percent and Lucky 7 (2.8 mil/0.8) dropped 38 percent.
In fact, CBS’ NCIS bested SHIELD this week in both total viewers (with 19.3 mil, down 4 percent from premiere) and in the demo (3.1, down two tenths). Leading out of that, NCIS: LA (14.8 mil/2.7) dipped 10 percent, while Person of Interest (12.2 mil/2.0) was steady in viewers but down 13 percent in the demo.