That falls well shy of the numbers put up by both time slot predecessor Lucky 7 (which debuted to a 4.4 mil/1.3 and got axed a week later) and the Body of Proof series finale (7.6 mil/1.2).
Opening ABC’s night, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returned to 6.6 mil and a 2.2 rating, adding a few viewers versus its fall finale and a tenth in the demo. The Goldbergs (5.4 mil/1.7) inched up a tenth, while Trophy Wife (3.9 mil/1.1) ticked down.
Over on CBS, the news was much better. NCIS (20.8 mil/3.0) drew its largest audience of the season and rose a tenth in the demo. The Intelligence preview — which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “B-“ — retained 16.5 mil/2.4, making it this TV season’s most watched series launch; it makes its regular time slot premiere Monday at 10. Person of Interest (12.1 mil/2.0) matched its most recent numbers.
Fox’s Dads (3.7 mil/1.5) and The Mindy Project (2.6 mil/1.3) each added some viewers and a tenth in the demo, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (3.5 mil/1.5) dipped a tenth and New Girl (3.2 mil/1.6) slipped three tenths.
NBC’s The Biggest Loser (5.4 mil/1.7) fell three tenths, while Chicago Fire‘s first Voice-free outing of the season (6.9 mil/2.0) was down two tenths.