Ratings: ‘Agent Carter’ has okay premiere; ‘NCIS,’ ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ dominate

Agent Carter -While Peggy Carter may be a pretty formidable spy, she still has some some work to catch up to Agent Gibbs and DiNozzo … at least in terms of TV ratings.

Despite some great buss in recent weeks, the premiere of “Agent Carter” failed to make an enormous splash, starting things off with an okay 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic. If the show keeps this number throughout the next six weeks, ABC will probably be ultimately happy with this; however, if the show starts losing steam, we could see a very different reaction to it at some point. We feel like it is possible that there could be a larger story here told with Hayley Atwell’s character, but the network would need to see some great evidence of commercial success.

Ultimately, this night without “The Voice” was dominated by all things “NCIS.” The flagship show generated a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 19.5 million viewers for its new episode “Check” last night, which set up some major mythology with the death of Diane for the rest of the season. This is very good retention from last year, and while it has lost some demo steam over the years, it is still one of the most dominant shows on CBS. Meanwhile, “NCIS: New Orleans” also posted an impressive 2.5 that showed that without so much competition, it is also very strong. We imagine this should be enough to prove it worthy of a second season and maybe more.

Elsewhere, the “MasterChef Junior” premiere scored a 1.8 rating, which is pretty respectable given the budget and the fact there was another season so soon.

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