The Tuesday night estimated ratings are in; Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. hits another series low for live viewership while the CW's premiere episode of The Flash nets a high rating for the network.
Even though the pilot episode of The Flash leaked online earlier in the Summer, the fans still came out to support Grant Gustin and the spinoff of Arrow.
The Flash managed 4.5 million viewers with a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which for the CW is outstanding as The Flash is the network's highest season premiere debut since The Vampire Diaries first aired in 2009.
The same can't be said for ABC and Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. as early estimates have given the series an all-time low for two consecutive weeks with 4.39 million people tuning in and a 1.6 in the 18-40 coveted demographic. It probably should be mentioned when final numbers come in, the numbers will most likely hover around the 5 million mark, and when final DVR viewers are added in, the number is even higher -- upwards of 7.5 million. Obviously the problem with viewers watching on their DVRs is that the commercials are passed over.
Ratings dropping for S.H.I.E.L.D. can't be looked at as a good thing by ABC especially considering Marvel is set to debut the new Agent Carter series during the mid-season S.H.I.E.L.D. break. It can probably be further speculated that if S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to decline, ABC might even consider moving the series to a different night.