AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Hits An All-Time Ratings Low

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The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents may be in a sticky predicament thanks to the mid-season finale, but their biggest problem is going on in the real world. It seems the one thing S.H.I.E.L.D. can’t protect itself from is from a ratings free fall worse than when Simmons jumped out of the plane that one time. The mid-season finale hit a new low for the series that fans were eagerly anticipating only a few short months ago. Granted last week was a skip week for the show, but to have nearly 4 million people forget or not care about the big finale for the first half of the first season isn’t a good thing. When the huge Thor: The Dark World tie-in episode turned out to be a Thor adjacent episode at best, some fans decide that was a good place to drop out.

ShieldTV.Net had a rundown of last night’s preliminary ratings and how it stacked up with the previous nine episodes. You can click the snazzy chart below if you need to see it bigger. As you can see, last night’s episode only pulled in 5.93 million people. The show hit lows all across the board. The second season picks up early this coming January and it looks like the crew will have to do some quick tweaking and adjusting if they hope to correct course. There has already been a full season order, so now everyone seems to be working toward a season 2 renewal. Hopefully the second half of the season turns things around ratings wise. The stories and characters have really picked up and become a lot more impressive the last handful of episodes, so maybe the break will give everyone a chance to catch their breath and hit the ground running with the final 12 episodes. What do you think about S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s near continuous ratings drop? Are you still standing beside Coulson and company?

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