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.
NOTE: Updated season ratings are now available.
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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Actually I thought the show was pretty good. It was by far better than the reality shows that seem to be taking over. The actresses were good and I love the way they portray Bosley as someone tough rather than the ‘wimpy’ agent. I don’t think Minka Kelly is a ‘low rent’ actress and they did seem to have chemistry. I really hate that ABC cancelled this show. They seem to be developing a pattern of not only ruining good shows, but now canceling shows that have potential. All My Children should NEVER have been cancelled and Greys Anatomy is… Read more »