The original Charlie’s Angels was a smash hit 35 years ago and ABC was surely hoping that lightning would strike twice. It didn’t. The new TV show received lots of negative reviews and last night, had a pretty disappointing debut.
The first episode of the new Charlie’s Angels garnered a disappointing 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.74 million viewers, per the fast affiliate numbers. It was a distant third in its timeslot in the all-important demographic.
On the plus side, it significantly improved on last season’s My Generation debut but that’s not really saying much. That show was cancelled and pulled after a few episodes episodes.
Things don’t look very good for Charlie’s Angels right now and the show’s prospects may look worse once we see how many viewers turned the channel midway through the show. New shows typically lose 15% in their second week and Charlie’s Angels doesn’t have much to lose in the all-important demo.
What do you think? Did you watch Charlie’s Angels last night? Will you be back? Should the series continue or should it be cancelled instead?
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