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Old June 6 2013, 02:24 PM   #538
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Re: Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D to ABC!

I'm sure there are plenty of people who don't watch NCIS and are very interested in Agents of SHIELD. I'm one of them.

My understanding is that the whole reason they scheduled AoS opposite NCIS was because they saw an opportunity to draw in a demographic that NCIS wasn't dominating, and thus become competitive with CBS in that time slot. And really, why wouldn't it draw a big audience? Not only is it guaranteed to draw in the fiercely loyal Whedon fanbase, but it's a TV series that's canonical within the universe of one of the biggest ongoing film franchises of our time. So it's got two built-in audiences (although there's already a fair amount of overlap between them).
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