Ratings: Agent Carter Bests S.H.I.E.L.D., CBS Dramas Surge, NBC Coms Down

Agent Carter Ratings Premiere

Marvel’s Agent Carter‘s double-episode premiere on Tuesday night averaged 6.9 million total viewers and a 1.9 demo rating, improving on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s most recent tallies (5.3 mil/1.7) and giving ABC its best rating in the two-hour time slot since November 2013.

TVLine readers gave the Hayley Atwell-starrer an average grade of “A-.”

Leading out of that, Forever returned to 4.9 mil and a 1.1, flat versus its previous outing.

Elsewhere….

CBS | NCIS returned to 19.5 mil and a 2.8, up 11 and 17 percent from its winter finale to deliver its largest audience since February and a best-since-premiere rating. NCIS: New Orleans (17.4 mil/2.5) surged 23 and 32 percent (tying its demo high), while Person of Interest (10 mil/1.7) grew 11 and 31 percent. (Got POI Qs? Email me at InsideLine@tvline.com!)

NBC | Leading out of a Parks and Rec rerun (2.5 mil/0.8) versus The Voice, Marry Me (2 mil/0.8) plunged 57 and 33 percent, while About a Boy (2.7 mil/0.8) slipped 27 percent and a tenth. Chicago Fire (6.7 mil/1.7) dipped 10 percent and a tenth.

FOX | MasterChef Junior (5.3 mil/1.8) matched its previous premiere, New Girl (3.2 mil/1.5) was flat and Mindy Project (2.2 mil/1.0) dipped a tenth.

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