Tuesday TV Ratings: THE FLASH and AGENTS OF S.HI.E.L.D. Dip; NEW GIRL Rises

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TV ratings for Tuesday, December 9th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s midseason finale of The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) dropped 6% to a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.53 million viewers, while the midseason finale of Supernatural rose 22% to a 1.1 rating and scored 2.81 million viewers.
  • ABC’s midseason finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) also dropped 6% to a 1.7 rating and garnered 5.22 million viewers, while Forever dipped 8% to a 1.1 rating and scored 5.14 million viewers.
  • A fantastic episode of Fox’s New Girl rose 7% to a 1.5 rating and scored 3.29 million viewers, and The Mindy Project rose 9% to a 1.2 rating and scored 2.56 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Marry Me was down 8% to a 1.2 rating and garnered 4.86 million viewers, while About a Boy tied its series low with a 0.9 rating and scored 3.73 million viewers for a drop of two tenths.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “What They Become”

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Welcome back, true believers, to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. mid-season finale!  Touted as being one of the most “emotionally charged” episodes of the season, the latest installment promises to reunite Skye with her villainous father for the first time, revealing answers to questions about her past.  The race for the secret city continues but can the team rescue their kidnapped compatriot or will they lose both Skye and the ancient remnants of a lost civilization?  With showrunners also promising to tie into the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, could we see a hint at the antagonistic automaton? Hit the jump for my recap of tonight’s episode, “What They Become”.

Tuesday TV Ratings: THE FLASH and AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Rise; TOY STORY Special Solid

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TV ratings for Tuesday, December 2nd are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • On The CW, a much-touted crossover between its two superhero shows provided a rather negligible boost to The Flash (read Dave’s recap here), as the episode was up just a tenth to a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.22 million viewers.  These CW superhero series are masters of consistency.  Supernatural, meanwhile, matched last week’s 0.9 rating and scored 2.36 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) rose two tenths to a 1.8 rating and scored 5.3 million viewers, while the excellent holiday special Toy Story That Time Forgot earned a 1.9 rating and garnered 6.79 million viewers.  Forever was up two tenths to a 1.2 rating and scored 5.2 million viewers.
  • A very funny installment of Fox’s New Girl ticked up a tenth to a 1.4 rating and scored 3.01 million viewers, and The Mindy Project matched last week’s 1.1 rating and garnered 2.45 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Marry Me rose three tenths to a 1.4 rating and scored4.9 million viewers, while About a Boy was up a tenth to a 1.1 rating and 4.3 million viewers and Chicago Fire matched last week’s 1.6 rating and scored 7.3 million viewers.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “…Ye Who Enter Here”

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Welcome back, true believers!  Did everyone have a good Thanksgiving?  Well the Agents are back to serve you a heaping helping of their ongoing adventures so hope you have room for leftovers!  This episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the second to last before the team’s winter break and it promises to reveal more about the hidden city that has been slightly out of the agents’ grasp since it’s reveal several episode ago. We’ll also see the return of Agent May’s sinister double and Patton Oswalt once again enters the picture as Agent Koenig, which has been a long time coming.  Will the lost city finally be revealed as the Inhuman city of Attilan?  What does the terrible trio have up their sleeves for the agents?  All this and more in my recap of the latest episode, “Ye Who Enters Here”….

TV Ratings: MARRY ME and AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D Rise; THE FLASH Ticks Down

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TV ratings for Tuesday, November 18th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s swell new comedy Marry Me (from the creator of Happy Endings) saw a rise of three tenths for last night’s Thanksgiving-themed episode, earning a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 5.32 million viewers.  About a Boy was also up, rising four tenths to a 1.3 rating and garnering 4.3 million viewers, while Chicago Fire was down two tenths to a 2.0 rating and 7.70 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) was down a tenth to a 1.3 rating and scored 3.58 million viewers, while Supernatural rose a tenth to a 1.0 rating and scored 2.63 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) was up a tenth from last week’s series low to a 1.6 rating and 4.54 million viewers, while Forever matched last week’s 1.0 rating and scored 4.41 million viewers.
  • Fox’s New Girl ticked up a tenth to a 1.4 rating and scored 2.8 million viewers, and The Mindy Project matched last week’s 1.1 rating and garnered 2.37 million viewers.
  • CBS’ NCIS was up three tenths to a 2.6 rating and scored 17.89 million viewers, NCIS: New Orleans rose three tenths to a 2.3 rating and garnered 16.68 million viewers, and Person of Interest also rose three tenths to a 1.6 rating and scored 9.68 million viewers.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap – “The Things We Bury”

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Welcome back, true believers!  When last we left our heroes of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the former S.H.I.E.L.D.  agent antagonist turned crazed serial killer had been thwarted and the alien language’s true origin had been revealed…somewhat.  With the language now shown to be the schematics for an ancient city, will this be the first revelation that begins the snowball effect toward Marvel Studios’ recently announced Inhumans film, as many are theorizing?  Meanwhile, this episode also promises to give us a Ward vs. Ward slugfest as former Agent Grant Ward fights his brother Christian, now senator, in a case of violent sibling rivalry.  Will this episode be the introduction of Attilan, the Inhuman city?  Which Ward will ward off his brother?  Will we get an appearance from Lockjaw, the giant bulldog with a tuning fork on his forehead the Inhumans use to teleport across the globe?  It’s as weird as it sounds folks.  Hit the jump for our recap of the latest episode, “The Things We Bury”.

Brett Dalton Talks BESIDE STILL WATERS, Identifying with the Character, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2, His Beard, and More

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The indie dramedy Beside Still Waters, from first-time feature director Chris Lowell (best known as “Piz” from Veronica Mars), follows Daniel (Ryan Eggold), as he invites his oldest friends to spend one last weekend at his parents’ lake house.  Even though none of Daniel’s friends share in his nostalgia of the good old days, they still find themselves confessing secrets and rekindling romances that ultimately allow them to let go of the past and look ahead to the future.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Brett Dalton (who plays James, a struggling actor turned reality star who is less than truthful when it comes to his own romantic life) talked about how he came to be playing this role in his first acting job out of grad school, why he so clearly identified with this character, the challenges in figuring out film acting while on the job, and the experience of working with this ensemble for the shoot.  He also talked about identifying with both sides of Grant Ward on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the big fuss about his beard, how different things are in Season 2, and why he prefers playing the lone wolf side of his character.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “The Writing on the Wall”

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Welcome back, true believers!  When last we left the Agents, the team had a few new members including Bobbi Morse, aka Mockingbird.  Also, once good guy now Hydra goon, Agent Ward had escaped from custody and is on the run from the team after being told for the umpteenth time how much Ward and co. hated his guts.  While chasing after their former colleague, the team also begins to discover bodies, with the alien language Agent Coulson has been etching on desks and walls etched into them.  Will the team be able to juggle both of these problems while also juggling their ever growing cast members?  Will it be revealed that Skye’s father is in fact Calvin Zabo, aka Mr. Hyde and she is in fact, Quake?  Will Dr. Doom appear as a nefarious blogger who plagues the team with negative yelp reviews? Hit the jump for some of these answers and more in my recap of “The Writing on the Wall”.

Tuesday TV Ratings: THE FLASH Dips While AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Tuesday, October 28th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) fell 13% from last week to a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo, scoring 3.37 million viewers.  Supernatural was also down, dropping 11% to a 0.8 rating and scoring 2.01 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan’s recap here) enjoyed a slight ratings uptick from the promise of the first Avengers: Age of Ultron clip, though we’ll never really know how big of a bump the trailer debut might have given the Marvel series.  Last night’s episode rose 6% to a 1.7 rating and scored 4.46 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, Forever tied its series low with a 1.1 rating and 4.95 million viewers for a drop of 8%.
  • NBC’s fantastic new comedy Marry Me was down 13% from last week to a 1.6 rating and scored 5.60 million viewers, while About a Boy fell 14% to a 1.2 rating and 4.41 million viewers and Chicago Fire was down 11% to a 1.7 rating and scored 7.22 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, NCIS was up 4% to a 2.5 rating and 17.2 million viewers, NCIS: New Orleans was down 4% to a 2.3 rating and 15.74 million viewers, and Person of Interest ticked up 7% to a 1.6 rating and 9.7 million viewers.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “A Fractured House”

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Welcome back, true believers! Heck of a news day, huh?  If anything, the current slate of Marvel films will certainly have a gigantic impact on the world of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (if of course it’s still around at that time, fingers crossed).  How will Coulson’s team react to a superhuman civil war?  Will the crew be swinging around Wakanda now that Black Panther’s been confirmed?  These are questions for another day as tonight’s episode finds Hydra impersonating S.H.I.E.L.D. and attacking the United Nations.  Will our team be able to combat their brand new public relations problem?  How is Mockingbird fitting in with the rest of the team?  Why can’t it be 2018 already so we can all watch Avengers: Infinity War?  These questions will be answered on tonight’s episode, “A Fractured House” when you hit the jump….

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Falls to Another Series Low While THE FLASH Dips

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TV ratings for Tuesday, October 21st are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s The Flash (read Dave’s recap here) was down three tenths from last week’s episode, scoring a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.38 million viewers.  No matter, that’s still a strong performance for The CW, and the network has already ordered a full season.  Supernatural, meanwhile, dipped a tenth to a 0.9 rating and scored 2.10 million viewers.
  • The ratings fall of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan Valentine’s recap here) continues as it was down two tenths from last week to a series low 1.5 rating and scored 4.29 million viewers.  Can the promise of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer next week turn things around?  Elsewhere on the network, Selfie ticked up to a 1.1 rating and scored 3.81 million viewers, Manhattan Love Story was down two tenths to a 0.7 rating and 2.65 million viewers, and Forever ticked up a tenth to a 1.2 rating and scored 4.8 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Tuesday, including Person of Interest and Marry Me.

Official Image and Concept Art Revealed for Adrianne Palicki in Her Mockingbird Suit from AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

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On last night’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (read Evan’s recap here), the show introduced the character Bobbi Morse (a.k.a. Mockingbird) who, as we previously reported, would be “popping in perhaps not as an ally to Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team.”  Today, we have an official image of Adrianne Palicki in Mockingbird’s tactical outfit along with some concept art.

Hit the jump to check out the outfit along with an explanation from Costume Designer Ann FoleyAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday nights on ABC, and if you don’t watch it, you may want to next week because it’s going to have the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

PaleyFest NY: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet and Executive Producer Jeph Loeb Talk AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Now that the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier have rippled down to the ABC TV series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., things are moving forward at a breakneck pace.  Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is trying to rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D. while Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) keeps an eye on his sanity, and Skye (Chloe Bennet) is trying to come to terms with the fact that she opened her heart to Agent Ward (Brett Dalton) and he turned out to be HYDRA, while Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) are trying to get back to being Fitz and Simmons.

As part of PaleyFest NY, which is considered the ultimate TV fan festival, co-stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen and Chloe Bennet, along with executive producer Jeph Loeb, talked about how this show evolved, their audition experiences, the incredible journey this show has taken the characters on, the extent of the collaboration to coordinate this show with The Winter Soldier, the actors’ reaction to finding out how everything would tie in, whether Ward might ever get back out into the field, which Marvel characters they’d like to see on the show, the process for deciding which characters they can actually bring on, whether Clark Gregg might ever direct an episode, shooting the May vs. May fight, the chances of Clark Gregg going up against James Spader in Avengers:  Age of Ultron, and whether there might be any connection between the show and the next movie.  Check out what they had to say after the jump. 

New AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Clip Featuring Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse

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We’ve known that Adrianne Palicki would appear on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Bobbi Morse, aka Mockingbird, since August, but now it’s finally time to see her in action.  Her episode, “A Hen in the Wolf House,” doesn’t air until Tuesday night, but a clip featuring the Security Chief of Hydra storming into Agent Simmons’ (Elizabeth Henstridge) office determined to ID a mole just surfaced.

Hit the jump to catch Palicki in this new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. clip.  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2, episode 5 airs on Tuesday, October 21st at 9pm EST.  The show also stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Nick Blood.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Comic-Con Panel Recap: Jeph Loeb and Clark Gregg Screen Upcoming Episode “Face My Enemy” and Unveil AGENT CARTER Footage

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When you don’t watch a show, how much fun can you expect to have at its New York Comic-Con panel?  Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., however, was a blast to attend.  Just like last year, Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, was on hand to introduce the early screening of Tuesday, October 14th’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, but this time around, he let Clark Gregg do it with him and when he came out, the crowd went nuts for him.

Not only did we get to experience a hefty dose of Coulson craziness and see next week’s episode, but Loeb and Gregg also unveiled some footage from Marvels brand new series Agent Carter as well.  Hit the jump for more on that in my Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Comic-Con panel recap.

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