"The Asset" was by far the best episode of SHIELD to date, but it's possible the first two episodes may have turned off some of the audience as 7.7 million viewers tuned in, which is down from the 8.1 million viewers from last week, and down from the pilot's 11.9 million viewers.
Perhaps the audience is just stabilizing as all the Tuesday night 8pm ET shows saw somewhat of a ratings drop. However, SHIELD didn't go up against an all-new episode of The Voice.
Here are the full ratings for Tuesday (via EW):
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