Ratings: ABC’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Dips to Low Against Fox’s World Series

The CW’s “The Flash” slows down in its second week

Last Updated: October 22, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Look at the bright side, Kansas City Royals: You weren’t the only World Series opener losers.

Against Fox’s Game 1, ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” dipped to a series low 1.5 fast national rating. NBC’s “About a Boy”  also fell to a low. Those preliminary numbers may adjust up in the final national numbers. Most subject to change, however, are the baseball game’s numbers itself, due to the nature of live sports.

For now, from 8 p.m. to 11 Fox was first in ratings with a 2.9 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in in viewers with an average of 10.7 million. Consider those numbers unreliable at best; timezone adjusted fast nationals are expected around 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Click here for the game’s metered market numbers.

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NBC was second in ratings with a 2.2/7 share and third in viewers with 8.1 million. “The Voice” at 8 earned a 3.1/10 — currently the highest of the night — and had 11.5 million viewers. “Marry Me” at 9 dipped from last week’s debut to a 1.9/5 and 6.1 million viewers. “About a Boy” at 9:30 fell 18 percent to a series low 1.4/4 and had 4.9 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 10 received a 1.9/6 and 7.4 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 2.1/6 but first in viewers with 14 million. At 8, “NCIS” earned a 2.4/7 and a primetime-best 16.9 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: New Orleans” had a 2.4/7 and 15.9 million viewers. “Person of Interest” at 10 got a 1.5/5 — tying a low — and 9.3 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 4.1 million. “Selfie” at 8 received a 1.1/4 and 3.8 million viewers. “Manhattan Love Story” at 8:30 dropped 22 percent to a 0.7/2 and had 2.7 million viewers. “SHIELD” at 9 got the aforementioned 1.5/4 and 4.3 million viewers. “Forever” at 10 ticked up to a 1.2/4 and 4.8 million viewers.

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Univision and the CW tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 1.1/3. Univision was fifth in viewers with a 2.9 million viewers, CW was sixth with a 2.7 million viewers.

For CW, “The Flash” at 8 dipped from its premiere to a 1.4/4 and 3.4 million viewers. “Supernatural” at 9 had a 0.9/3 and 2.1 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in total viewers with 1.3 million.

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