Ratings: S.H.I.E.L.D. Rises, NCIS, Originals, Supernatural Hit Lows, FX's Fargo Opens Quietly

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. benefited from its special 9/8c airing on Tuesday, ticking up 17 percent in the 18-49 demo week-over-week (2.0 vs. 1.7) while holding stead in viewers (5.1 million).

Oddly enough, NCIS failed to capitalize on the decreased competition at 8/7c — it faced a S.H.I.E.L.D. rerun —hitting a season series low …READ MORE

Supernatural First Look: A Bloodthirsty Crowley Returns, Plus: Why Is Snooki Here?

What’s worse: A blood-craving demon or Snooki?

Supernatural‘s Dean and Sam will find out the answer during he March 18 episode (The CW, 9/8c), when Crowley reveals that he’s been injecting human blood — and we’ve got a sneak peek at his return. Bonus (of a sort): There’s a cameo from Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, because after all, this is the show that brought us Paris Hilton, pagan god. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS