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via press release:


ABC’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Returns to Original as Tuesday’s No. 2 Scripted Show

Among Adults 18-49 and as the Night’s No. 1 Show Overall Among Key Men


“S.H.I.E.L.D.” Spikes 19% from its Last Original in Men 18-34 to a 5-Week High


“The Goldbergs” is Tuesday’s Most-Watched Comedy for the 7th Week Running


“Trophy Wife” Outdraws Fox’s “The Mindy Project” by 31% at 9:30pm


“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 7.0 million and 2.5/7 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returned to original after the prior week’s repeat as Tuesday’s No. 2 scripted TV show in Adults 18-49 to CBS’ “NCIS” and as the night’s No. 1 TV show overall with key Men (M18-34/M18-49). Please Note: The show paced within 1-tenth of its last original in the Fast Affiliate Adult 18-49 ratings (2.5 vs. 2.6 on 10/22/13) and goes up 1-tenth in the Nationals. In addition, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” held 100% of its Adult 18-34 number from its last original and was up 19% with Men 18-34 (2.5/9 vs. 2.1/8) to a 5-week-high – since 10/1/13.


  • The ABC drama won its hour by strong margins with Adults 18-34 and key Men (M18-34/M18-49) to rank as Tuesday’s No. 1 TV show in Men 18-49 for its 6th consecutive first-run airing. In fact season to date (6 complete weeks), “S.H.I.E.L.D.” is broadcast TV’s No. 2 entertainment series with Men 18-49, behind only CBS’ top-rated “The Big Bang Theory.”


  • “S.H.I.E.L.D.” is the season’s 2nd-biggest Adult 18-49 broadcast gainer in TV Playback (behind only “The Big Bang Theory”), adding +2.1 rating points or +62% from L+SD to L+7.


  • On average, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” is improving its time period for ABC by 105% in Adults 18-49 (4.3/13 vs. 2.1/6), standing as the Net’s top-rated series in the hour in 4 years – since 2009.


“The Goldbergs” (9:00-9:30 p.m. – 5.0 million and 1.5/4 in AD18-49):

At 9:00 p.m., “The Goldbergs” topped Fox’s “New Girl” (3.9 million) in the half-hour by 1.1 million viewers to rank as Tuesday’s most-watched comedy for the 7th straight week.


  • “The Goldbergs” was up 11% week to week with Men 18-34 to tie a 4-week high – since 10/8/13.


“Trophy Wife” (9:30-10:00 p.m. – 3.8 million and 1.2/3 in AD18-49):

In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s “Trophy Wife” outdrew Fox’s “The Mindy Project” (2.9 million) by 31% in Total Viewers.


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