Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.DCDC TelevisionGothamMarvelMarvel TelevisionMythologySupergirl Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 13 to 19, 2016 written by Robert Reineke March 20, 2016 Daylight savings time and the NCAA basketball tournament were the big stories this week. Couple that with a short week of episodes and not that many people were watching superhero television, and some of them could have been waiting for DAREDEVIL. Whatever the cause, it was a bad week for superhero television and practically everything hint season and series lows. SUPERGIRL has a renewal in hand, but it took a big hit falling to a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 6.53 million viewers. We’ll see if the crossover with THE FLASH adds any excitement to the audience, but you’d have to think CBS would like a better hold going into the Spring. Fox probably isn’t that picky as a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 4.01 million viewers for GOTHAM actually is one of the better numbers for one of their series. The focus on the villains is certainly non-canonical but it’s given the show an identity to work with. GOTHAM received a renewal for Season 3, and likely a Season 4 in order to meet syndication numbers, so we’re looking at a lot of mining of Batman’s Rogues Gallery in the future. LUCIFER held onto GOTHAM’s audience well with a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 3.86 million viewers. Fox hasn’t announced a renewal for LUCIFER yet, but you have to figure it’s only a matter of time. Too bad the critical reception isn’t nearly as strong as the apparent audience. On Tuesday, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. was down to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 2.94 million viewers. If you had told me before the season that LUCIFER would beat AoS in the ratings, I wouldn’t have believed you. AoS is going to reach syndication, a pretty solid benchmark of success, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a situation before where a show has lost audiences so steadily despite hearing again and again how the show is getting better. I do have to wonder if Marvel is competing with itself to some extent. There are only so many hours in the week after all, and you do have to think that DAREDEVIL and JESSICA JONES draw from largely the same audience as watches AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Perhaps that audience simply prefers the pure superhero shows, especially since they seem to be unhindered by network standards. And, that was it for the week. The CW gets back into gear soon, so hopefully there’s more to talk about than the great ratings recession of the Spring of 2016. Does AoS go fractional? Does SUPERGIRL continue its fall in the ratings? Will LUCIFER find a way to be the highest rated comic book related show on network television? And what do the ratings gods bode for the CW shows? Does THE FLASH capture the ratings high ground? Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 13 to 19, 2016 was last modified: March 20th, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related ABCCBSFoxLuciferRatings 1 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post OP/ED: As a Public Service to Critics and Would Be Critics, Some Alternatives to the Word “Dark” next post Disney Releases A Spectacular Set Of Cast Photos From THE JUNGLE BOOK You may also like Op/Ed: Marvel’s “Villain Problem” is really an... March 9, 2017 First Look: ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ May 13, 2013 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Clips Released March 12, 2014 Weekly Ratings Roundup: September 17 to 23,... September 24, 2017 Book Review: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SPIDER-MAN July 10, 2014 CBS Gives A Preview of SUPERGIRL May 13, 2015 Modern Myth Media Podcast #256: State Of... July 12, 2016 GOTHAM News and Casting Rumors January 15, 2014 SUPERGIRL Headed To CBS! September 19, 2014 Open Forum: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR May 5, 2016 Scott Rogers Robert, I just noticed your bio while reading your BvS review on BOF. I didn’t realize you are a civil / environmental engineer. So am I! I did my BS in civil at Auburn University, and I did my MS and PhD in EnvE at Georgia Tech. We’ll have to talk shop sometime….