9:04am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Agent Carter' Premieres OK, 'Marry Me' Falters
Tuesday night belonged to CBS, though the big news of the night was ABC launching its latest Marvel effort.
Agent Carter, billed as a limited series, entered the Agents of SHIELD time slot with a two-hour opener on Tuesday night. The drama's performance was very much in line with its sister series. Averaging a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.2 million viewers, it certainly lifted the 8 p.m. hour. Network projections have the premiere ultimately rising to a 2.7 in the key demo once seven days of DVR are factored in. (As for Forever, the drama returned with an even 1.1 rating.)
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CBS saw handsome lifts across the board. NCIS (2.8 adults) and Person of Interest (1.7 adults) were up four-tenths of a point from prior originals, while NCIS: New Orleans (2.5 adults) jumped by six-tenths of a point.
MasterChef Junior saw its third cycle premiere in line with its second — which was just a few months ago, after all — and averaged a 1.8 rating with adults 18-49. Steady outings of New Girl (1.5 adults) and The Mindy Project (1.1 adults) followed.
Over on NBC, repeats of Parks & Recreation were obviously not as good of a lead-in for Marry Me and About a Boy as The Voice. The two comedies each pulled a 0.8 rating with adults 18-49 — both series lows in live-plus-same-day showings. As for Chicago Fire (1.7 adults), it held steady.