Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. A Massive Ratings Success in the U.K.

Agents Of SHIELD

The U.K.'s Channel 4 announced today that last night's series premiere of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted to 3.1 million viewers, making it the biggest drama premiere of 2013 for the network.

Here in the U.S., of course, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. similarly impressed on ABC, becoming the biggest new drama launch since 2009 when it debuted on Tuesday and then performing solidly in re-runs on Thursday as well.

The show also "drew the largest share of 16-34 year olds from 8-9 p.m.," the network said, for a 27 percent share.