If you happen to be a fan of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I have some specific instructions for you: breathe a sigh of relief. AoS has been beaten up by Nielsen ratings pundits since the start of the fall season, but there's still enough of you to ensure the series will be sticking around. Besides, ABC (and the Walt Disney media juggernaut behind it) has banked too much into the series to just abandon it even if its ratings were to enter sudden freefall, and not just in production or advertising dollars either; Disney still plans on using the series as a massive tying thread between the various films in the blockbuster Avengers franchise and beyond. Does ABC still think the picture can look a little more rosy? Of course it does - the box office returns of Avengers, along with Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World highly suggested an almost automatic lock for AoS' mega-success. Not just a solid breakout hit; I really do mean a mega-success and ABC budgeted, produced and marketed AoS accordingly. When I last talked about the ABC vs. CBS battle we saw just how lopsided that battle was in CBS' favor (and how I know absolutely nothing in forgetting that NCIS: Los Angeles exists). Sara Bibel over at TVByTheNumbers rolled out the most recent Tuesday numbers and now NBC is joining in with The Voice vastly outdistancing AoS in the ratings with almost 15 million viewers by itself and newcomers About a Boy and Growing up Fisher outperforming their ABC counterparts. If it looks like AoS is struggling to even make a noticeable dent in either show's numbers, does ABC have FOX's own ratings woes to thank?
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So not counting All Girls Garage, Garage Squad or Sue from Fast 'n Loud
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