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Aw, geez. Fargo had a modest debut Tuesday.

The well-received drama bowed to 2.65 million viewers, with 1.02 million in the 18-to-49 demographic. That's slightly below FX's most recent launch, The Bridge in July, which drew 3.04 million. Counting encores, Fargo pulled in 4.15 million and 1.79 million in the demo.

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On broadcast, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

, airing in the 9 o'clock slot, averaged 5.1 million and a 2.0 rating in the demo, up slightly from last week. Celebrity Wife Swap followed with an anemic 3.1 million and a 1.0. Everything else was down or on par, save for About a Boy (7.2 million, 1.9) and Growing Up Fisher (6.1 million, 1.6), both of which inched up.8 p.m.
CBS: NCIS 16.7 million viewers (2.1 demo rating)ABC: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (R) 3.3 million (1.0)Fox: Glee 2.4 million (1.0)NBC: The Voice 11.6 million (2.9) CW: The Originals 1.5 million (0.6)9 p.m.
NCIS: Los Angeles 14.7 million (2.1) ABC: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5.1 million (2.0)Fox: New Girl 2.2 million (1.1); The Mindy Project 1.9 million (1.0); NBC: About a Boy 7.2 million (1.9); Growing Up Fisher 6.1 million (1.6)CW: Supernatural 1.7 million (0.8)10 p.m.
 Person of Interest 10.6 million (1.7)ABC: Celebrity Wife Swap 3.1 million (1.0)NBC: Chicago Fire 7 million (1.7)