Shield ratings steady


FX's gritty cop drama, The Shield, wrapped up its second season April
1 to ratings on par with its first year.

In season two, The Shield averaged a 2.8 rating, matching its season-one average, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning show grabbed a 3.2 rating and 3.7 million
viewers for its season finale Tuesday.

There was no word yet, though, on a renewal agreement for a third season.

FX's next original series, dark comedy Lucky, kicks off April 8 in
the 10 p.m. slot.