Ratings: S.H.I.E.L.D. Audience Surges Sans NCIS, Dancing Finale Down, POI Ticks Up

MING-NA WENWith the Agents of Gibbs deferring to Rudolph, ABC’s Agents of SHIELD this Tuesday drew its second-largest audience to date — 9.7 million total viewers — while ticking up two tenths to a 2.6 demo rating, per finals.

Leading out of that, the Dancing With the Stars finale did 14.8 mil and a 2.4, down from both its year-ago All-Stars closer (16.7 mil/3.0) and its most recent coronation ceremony (15.2 mil/2.7).

Over on CBS, Rudolph pulled 11.3 mil on Santa’s sled, while lighting up a 3.0 rating — up 13 percent and a tenth from last year.  A heartbreaking NCIS: Los Angeles led out of that with 12.3 mil/2.4, dipping a tenth, while Person of Interest (11.9 mil/2.2) ticked up two tenths.

NBC’s Biggest Loser (6.6 mil/2.0) shed a tenth, The Voice (10.4 mil/3.0) was down 11 percent and two tenths and Chicago Fire (7 mil/2.1) rose two tenths.

The CW’s The Originals (2.38 mil/1.1) and Supernatural (2.39 mil/1.1) were steady, with the latter scaring up a best-since-premiere audience.

And on Fox, Dads (3.2 mil/1.2) dipped a tenth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (3.7 mil/1.5) was steady and both New Girl (3.5 mil/1.9) and Mindy (2.6 mil/1.4) gained two tenths.

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