Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.DC TelevisionMarvel TelevisionSupergirlThe Flash Weekly Ratings Roundup: March 20 to 26, 2016 written by Robert Reineke March 28, 2016 The week was dominated by talk about BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. Unfortunately while that movie was setting box office records, the superhero television shows were hitting season and series lows. Let’s look at the carnage. SUPERGIRL hit a series low with a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 6.00 million viewers overall. CBS announced renewals of returning shows last Friday and noticeably absent was news on the freshman shows. I think SUPERGIRL is still on the right side of the ledger, but I think everyone would like to see better. We’ll see if Grant Gustin guest starring can provide a boost. Meanwhile, GOTHAM hit a season low with a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 3.89 million overall viewers. But, that’s still good for Fox. GOTHAM has already been announced for renewal, but even so the bar is so low at Fox that this probably still counts as a positive. Following GOTHAM, LUCIFER held steady at a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 3.82 million viewers overall. It would have seemed inconceivable in the Fall, but with an apparently dedicated viewership, there’s a chance that LUCIFER could at least tie for the highest rated comic book show on network television this Spring during some week. It’s hard to see how it doesn’t get renewed at this point. Is anyone watching this and want to comment on the quality, whether it’s getting better, etc.? THE FLASH hit a season and series low with a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 3.00 million viewers overall. I expect that it will bounce back some this week as the exposure on SUPERGIRL is likely to get the show a good deal of exposure for people who have never tried the show before. I’m a little surprised that it’s this low, but I expect that it will bounce back to its normal 1.4 rating shortly. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. slipped to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 2.88 million viewers overall. I expect that it will bounce back some in the Fall, and perhaps for the season finale, but it’s hard to see how it gets a Season 5 out of this consistent trend line. I hope that ABC gives the showrunners clear guidance so that they can plan a series finale, if that’s the case. Getting to syndication is a clear success for the series, but it and AGENT CARTER probably have been the least successful ventures for Marvel since THE INCREDIBLE HULK Perhaps because it can’t fall much lower, iZOMBIE held with its season average of a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 1.21 million viewers. It’s been renewed, albeit no word yet on where on the schedule it will land, much less if it is even going to be a fall program. Finally, ARROW returned with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 2.09 million viewers overall. That’s not far out of the general range for ARROW although it is a season low. Still, it doesn’t bode well for the coming weeks. We have the big Flash/Supergirl crossover hitting this week, which ought to generate a little bit of excitement. Especially if it becomes the subject of thinkpieces comparing it to BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. And LEGENDS OF TOMORROW returns. Maybe with the NCAA tournament winding down there will be a second wind for some of these series, but there’s also a potential that the ratings could get even uglier than they already are, at least until season finales. Anyone want to make guesses on how low the ratings can get for these series? 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March 26, 2015 stock Are you talking about The Incredible Hulk, the t.v show? For a while, that was hugely popular. Granted, it didn’t last forever, but, in those days, outside Gunsmoke and All in the Family, few shows did. Although I was always disappointed the Hulk was mute, when Big Lou showed up it was Game On! I think it more than made up for some of its shortcomings. The Fugitive meets Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. If you’re talking about the Hulk movies, I mostly agree.