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 Agents of Shield: 
Tuesday night hosted the pilot episode of ABC's new show A.G.E.N.T.S of Shield.  After a summer of hype if this show was a dud there were going to be alot of disappointed fans.

We were not disappointed - and if social media can be trusted - the large majority of the 12 million viewers (with a 4.7 in the golden demographic & a spectacular 14 share) are thrilled with how things played out.  

There is so much to love about this show if you are a superhero fan (and even if you aren't) - the call backs to the marvel universe were laced throughout the show, but they weren't so thickly applied that if you didn't have a clue about the movies or the characters or marvel verse in general that you would be lost. It was just the right amount to thrill the ready made fan base and not enough to alienate the new folks.

I did see a few naysayers who were saying it was a bit over the top - and yes it was if you tuned in expecting to see something akin to NCIS or White Collar or Burn Notice - it's a superhero genre - of course the characters are going to be a bit over the top - know what you are watching and don't expect it to be anything other than what it is. 

There was plenty of action, humor, mythology and syfy to go around.

I am head over heels in love with the characters of Fitz and Simmons (FitzSimmons as they are loving called) because they are a "unit".  They are delightfully nerdy, geeky, and best of all British - I could listen to them talk all night long.  I love Melinda May even though we didn't get to see much of her in the pilot episode - I hope that changes - she is all kinds of ninja warrior awesome.

Coulson - no words necessary if you are in the Verse - otherwise - you are missing out by not knowing who he is.... take my word for it.

I am less in love with the 2 leads - Agent Grant and Sky - I hope they grow on me. I can see the show playing to the shippers with these two, but I really hope they don't go that route.

Very excited to see if they can maintain and grow their boo yah viewers (their numbers right out of the gate are the 4th highest on TV for a pilot episode).

I did end up watching my DVRed NCIS and I was very disappointed with the episode.  I don't  want to go into detail with my issues because I don't want to come across as a bitter fan who got burned by the show and now hates everything about it because that's not the case at all.  I have simply moved on emotionally and now can watch and really "see" the faults where before I didn't want to.

The episode ratings were the 3rd highest NCIS premiere with 20.2 million viewers but with a dismal 3.6 rating and only a 11 share.

I predict that next week's episode (Ziva's farewell) will be one of the highest rated of the series - they sure are promoting the heck out of it and I know it's the last hurrah for Ziva fans and Tiva fans.  

I think the NCIS folks should be a little worried about AoS.  I know that the difference of 8 million viewers is a pretty comfy buffer, but I am very curious to see how the ratings are affected when the new rating systems go into place later this fall.  The old antiquated and (most say) inaccurate Nielson system is getting a reboot and further more shows watched on other media such as ipads and phones and will be counted as well as DVR data.  The fans are more tech sauvy and the system is just now catching up.  Also some folks are specualting the Nielson families will be changed out with the reboot (it's a big secret as to how often the families are changed) so "habitual" viewing may also affect the ratings as new viewing blood comes into play.  

Alot of folks forget that unless you are in the "family" - your viewing habits don't count -  a reboot is needed.

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The finales were only a week and 2 days ago and already the showrunners are "spoiling" for the upcoming seasons.  

Guess that means [community profile] ncis_spoilers  is re-opened and ready for business.

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There you go Tony, just scooch a little closer to Ziva, sit back and watch USA Networks Tiva Marathon on Feb 10, 2013.

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NCIS “Tiva” marathon – 10/9c

Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva’s (Cote de Pablo) unspoken attraction to each other deserves a marathon of its own. Spend your day watching the highs and lows of Tiva’s cat-and-mouse relationship, airing from 10am to 11pm.
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This Just In…

…From CBS Entertainment

NCIS topped 25 million viewers for the first time ever, according to Nielsen live plus 3-day lift for Tuesday, Jan. 15.

            NCIS added +2.50m viewers (25.36m from 22.86m), +1.0 rating points in adults 25-54 (6.8 from 5.8) and +0.8 in adults 18-49 (4.7 from 3.9) live plus 3-day  lift from live plus same day. 

            This is the first NCIS broadcast to deliver more than 25 million viewers with live plus 3-day lift or live plus 7-day lift.

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Episode: Shiva
Caf-pow Rating: 5/5
Review: 25 icons under the cut
25 icons for Shiva )
dragonheart: (Gibbs B&W sanding boat)

Title: Rounding Out the Team
Series: NCIS
Characters: Jenny Shepherd and Leroy Jethro Gibbs (with mentions of Kate Todd, Ari Haswari, Ziva David, Tony Dinozzo)
Ratings: G
Words: 672
Notes/Warnings: What if Ziva wasn’t affiliated with Mossad when she came to work at NCIS.
Written for NCIS_Verse AU Fic Challenge #9


Rounding Out the Team )



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