“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” slips in week two

Ratings for SHIELD are down 30 percent from last week. Time to panic?
Ratings for SHIELD are down 30 percent from last week. Time to panic?

Blacklist still strong on Monday

Is it time to hit the panic button at Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters?

S.H.I.E.L.D. took a spill in its second week as ratings fell 30 percent week-to-week in the adult 18-49 demo (4.7 to 3.3), finishing behind The Voice (4.5) and NCIS (3.5) in the first hour of primetime Tuesday. Despite its third-place finish, Agents was two-tenths of a point of tying NCIS, which is an encouraging sign for Agent Coulson and the gang. Fox was not competitive with Dads (1.3) or Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.4)

Second hour of prime-time: In what can be described as great news, ABC’s atrocious Goldbergs dropped a full rating point in the key demo from last week, falling 31 percent to a 2.2, while Trophy Wife fell even further to a 1.4. However, Goldbergs did hold a 16 percent ratings advantage over Fox’s New Girl (1.9), while Wife slipped behind The Mindy Project (1.5). Honestly, I don’t understand why critics love this show, which unfortunately keeps it out of The T Dog Media TV Hall Of Shame. Is Mindy Kaling done running her mouth yet?

The Voice dominated the second hour of prime-time; NCIS: Los Angeles followed with a rather low 2.7.

In the final hour of prime-time, NBC’s Chicago Fire (2.6) and CBS’ Person Of Interest (2.1) completely destroyed Lucky 7 (0.7), down 46 percent from its premiere last week. Call UnLucky 7 the Jacksonville Jaguars of network TV programs.

Monday: NBC may have something here with Blacklist – the James Spader drama drew a 3.3 rating in adults 18-49, ahead of ABC’s Castle (2.2) and CBS’ inane Hostages (1.5). Really, who comes up with crap like Hostages?

Fox continues to roll with Sleepy Hollow (3.0), still posting strong numbers, while CBS’s We Are Men – with the insufferable and annoying Jerry O’Connell –  bombed with a 2.0 rating, down 17 percent from the 2.4 rating Partners earned for its premiere last year and down 35 percent from its How I Met Your Mother lead-in (3.1)

Is there any way we can send both Jerry O’Connell and Mindy Kaling to a deserted island out in the middle of nowhere?