Television Weekly Ratings Roundup: February 22 to February 28, 2015 written by Robert Reineke February 26, 2015 No new episodes of THE FLASH and CONSTANTINE leads to a short week. The big news is undoubtedly AGENT CARTER wrapping up its run and what that may mean for an eventual return. Let’s look at the numbers. GOTHAM runs with its flirtation with The Joker’s origin rising to a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 6.53 million viewers. It’s recovered nicely from its mid-winter dip. If anything, GOTHAM shows the power of branding. Show’s tend not to recover much in ratings, witness AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’s steady fall in season 1, but GOTHAM has stabilized at a solidly higher level. It’s a problematic show on many levels, but even if it wasn’t already renewed, it would be a no brainer to renew. AGENT CARTER didn’t finish strong down to a season low 1.3 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 4.02 million viewers. Those are good numbers for the CW, but shows have been cancelled for those ratings on major networks. That said, most shows that are cancelled don’t have “corporate synergy” working for them. You can’t sell toys and comic books based on THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA which garners similar ratings and will likely be cancelled. So, will AGENT CARTER be back for a return installment? I’d say probably, but not definitely. The showrunners certainly seem to have plans for a second installment. And, obviously, it’s in Marvel’s/Disney’s best interests to have some sort of presence on network television. But, borderline ratings are borderline ratings and it’s hard to see how the ratings will get better in season 2. I think a lot depends on how AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. performs down the stretch. If it slips down to a 1.4 rating or so, and that show seems to be the ceiling for what AGENT CARTER can garner, they might both be in trouble. If AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. returns strong, that’s a good sign for the return of both. ARROW was down to a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 3.07 million viewers. Stiff competition, including the return of SURVIVOR, undoubtedly played a part. And, let’s face it, this is in the normal range for ARROW, albeit on the low end of the range. It might make the case that THE ATOM is not a surefire hit. I could see the CW thinking about THE ATOM and FIRESTORM as bridge series like AGENT CARTER, but making them full season series seems to be a stretch at this point. Especially if the CW finds room for CONSTANTINE. Otherwise, ARROW is well established as to what to expect for ratings. Next week, ARROW joins THE FLASH for a short hiatus, which is going to leave us with only two shows to talk about. GOTHAM continues on, hopefully with some advancement of the Wayne Murders mystery. And AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. returns. There are no rumors yet, but let’s start some. What do you imagine that Marvel may do to goose the ratings of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.? Weekly Ratings Roundup: February 22 to February 28, 2015 was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Agent CarterArrowGothamMarvelRatings 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post THE FLASH/ARROW-Powered Spinoff Series In Development For The CW! next post Marvel Kicks Off The Weekend With 3 Character Posters From AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON! You may also like Weekly Ratings Roundup: May 17 to May... May 20, 2015 The DAY OF THE DOCTOR Grows Near October 21, 2013 The Dead Walk To A Fifth Season October 29, 2013 Review: HANNIBAL Season 3, Episode 12 “And... August 26, 2015 Weekly Ratings Roundup: January 18 to January... January 26, 2015 THE WALKING DEAD Returns With Prequel Webisode... October 1, 2013 Weekly Ratings Roundup: February 28 to March... March 7, 2016 Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 8 to March... March 11, 2015 Weekly Ratings Roundup: February 12 to 18,... February 23, 2017 Weekly Ratings Roundup: October 19 to 25,... October 27, 2014 Michael Lalaian Sometimes I feel hypocritical voicing my disdain for Gotham as I am someone who actually watches it every week and, thus, slightly supports the show’s video on demand ratings. I’m not entirely sure why I watch it outside of my unending loyalty to the Batman mythos, but I guess that enough, both for me and a lot of other viewers. Adrian It finally wasn’t enough for me. I gave up a handful of episodes ago and I don’t see myself finishing it until much later.