Television Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 1 to March 7, 2015 written by Robert Reineke March 5, 2015 It was a very small week for ratings news as we only have two shows to discuss as ARROW and THE FLASH are taking a short break before their final stretch of shows. But we still have two shows to discuss and we have a weekly column, so off to the numbers we go. GOTHAM, post Joker teasing, was down to a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 6.10 million viewers overall. It’s still the highest rated, most watched comic book show that’s not named THE WALKING DEAD (which drew an amazing 7.5 rating and 14.4 million viewers this last Sunday). GOTHAM has sagged in the middle some, but it seems to be positioning itself fairly well for the stretch run. Especially if it goes ahead and wraps up most of the season’s dangling plot threads. What’s Falcone’s interest in Arkham? Who killed the Waynes? What’s Fish Mooney’s plan? What’s Cobblepot’s next intrigue in his rise? That should be enough material for the remaining episodes to cover. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. staged their big, hyped return after AGENT CARTER’s run and the results were pretty so-so with a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 4.48 million viewers overall, both near series lows. With CBS and the CW in reruns, that’s unimpressive, although no doubt THE VOICE was stiff competition. Lady Sif may help things, but after that we’re probably looking at some series low numbers before the season finale due to normal attrition. At this point, I think AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. has its core audience and as long as ratings are fairly stable it will survive. However, I don’t know if THE INHUMANS will help any. I presume that the core that’s familiar with THE INHUMANS is already watching and after over a decade of X-MEN the concept comes off as kind of a knock-off for those unfamiliar. Even then, I don’t expect we’re going to see Black Bolt and the other big name INHUMANS make their debut on AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. anytime soon, so I question how this cross-promotion business works when you’re playing on the periphery and THE INHUMANS is still an unproven concept for movies. Heck, Marvel didn’t even premier their latest AGE OF ULTRON trailer with AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. which seems to indicate some internal questions of the cross-promotional usefulness of the show. Still, I’d be willing to wager a modest sum that AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and AGENT CARTER both get renewals. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. would have to tank this spring, with syndication at least looking feasible, for cancellation to be the preferable option for a show owned by the parent company. I’d also be willing to wager a modest sum that the series hits ratings and viewers lows at some point this spring. That’s the state of the show, neither a runaway success nor a washout, but somewhere in between. GOTHAM is off next week, so AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. will be the big focus of next week’s column. Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 1 to March 7, 2015 was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.GothamRatings 4 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post MMM #244: Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer Reaction next post New Poster From Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT You may also like Review: HANNIBAL, Season 3, Episode 6 “Dolce” July 13, 2015 Review: HANNIBAL Season 3, Episode 11 “…and... August 22, 2015 Weekly Ratings Roundup: May 1 to 7,... May 8, 2016 Happy 20th Anniversary To THE X-FILES September 10, 2013 Weekly Ratings Roundup: April 17 to 23,... April 26, 2016 Weekly Ratings Roundup: January 3 to 9,... January 11, 2016 Weekly Ratings Roundup: October 11 to 17,... October 19, 2015 Weeky Ratings Roundup: February 8 to February... February 18, 2015 Weekly Ratings Roundup: September 28, 2014 to... October 1, 2014 Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 26 to April... April 4, 2017 Adrian I’d really love it if Disney/Marvel just left all of their flags in Netflix and moved their network shows there with 10-13 episodes per a la Community with Amazon. It’s probably impossible, but I can dream. Michael Bradley I don’t think Agent Carter will be canceled. It did ok ratings which were better than when AOS went on winter break last year. If AC was a full 22 episode season I would be more worried. AOS will probably be renewed, much like last year, near the end of the season. I don’t see it “tanking” as shows rarely fall as far as it would need to. They seem to be in a nice rhythm, without the throwaway episodes that plagued season 1. While I don’t think THE INHUMANS will be a ratings boost, I don’t think they will hurt either. And although comic book fans will recognize the differences in the AOS INHUMANS, Most TV audiences won’t. As long as the story is sold. Robert Reineke I don’t see the scenario where AGENT CARTER returns and AoS doesn’t. I think the most likely scenario is that they both return. Followed by only AoS returns, followed by both being cancelled. I agree outright tanking is unlikely. Attrition of ratings to the 1.3 range, for some individual episodes, isn’t totally out of the question though. Chance A. Pates Do you think that Agent Carter and Agents of SHIELD or surviving on ABC due in large part because of the success of the Marvel cinematic universe? ABC, which is owned by the Walt Disney Company has high standards when it comes to their ratings. So far both shows have put up so-so ratings. But since they are both apart of the movie universe, do you feel as long as the movies are making the Walt Disney Company hand-over-fists that no matter what their shows are safe on ABC?