Christopher, I wouldn't place any bets on it at all. As was mentioned earlier, NCIS is a ratings powerhouse across all age groups. They are currently in the middle of a major shakeup season cliffhanger and with all the rumors floating that this may be NCIS's last season with at least one major character not contracted yet, that will make things even harder for SHIELD. I am very excited to hear about the show, but I am wondering at ABC's wisdom putting it up against NCIS. I will DVR SHIELD and watch it later, but I will watch it and am excited about it.