ABC had very high hopes for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. That series underperformed in the ratings in season one and has done even worse in season two. Has Marvel’s Agent Carter done any better? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
On Marvel’s Agent Carter, sexy and smart Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) performs administrative work at the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) as men return home from World War II. In her spare time, she goes on secret missions. The rest of the cast includes James D’Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, and Shea Whigham.
The series had an okay start when it debuted with a pair of episodes on January 6th. It attracted a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.91 million total viewers. Unfortunately, the ratings dropped about 25% in week two and fell another 10% in week three. The numbers have come up a bit since then but they’re still pretty low. Last week’s installment drew a 1.4 in the demo and 4.15 million.
Agent Carter is averaging a 1.5 in the demo and 5.16 million. Agents of SHIELD has been averaging a 1.7 rating with 4.77 million in the same timeslot.
Disney — which owns ABC and Marvel — may find value in keeping the series around because it’s tied in to movies and other projects. Based on the ratings alone, ABC doesn’t have much incentive to bring Agent Carter back for a second season.
It should be noted that ABC promoted Agent Carter as a limited series. That means that the season has a limited and set number of episodes (less than a typical season) — not that the series will only have one season. Executive producer Louis D’Esposito has indicated that he has plans for a second season if the series is renewed.
If Agent Carter does have only one season, hopefully fans will be satisfied with how the finale ends.
But, what do you think? Do you like Marvel’s Agent Carter? If you ran the network would you renew it for a second season, try another Marvel property, or try something else completely new?
I absolutely LOVE watching Agent Carter it is the best tv series i have seen so far!!! PLEASE keep Agent Carter coming!!! 🙂
This is a wonderfully unique, well casted, well scripted interesting and fun show. The period cars, costumes, dialogue and decor are so well done. It would be a shame to cancel this unique and terrific show.
I think Agent Carter has been a wonderfully scripted, acted and produced series. The only problem I see in it is that most viewers who aren’t at least somewhat enthusiastic fans of Agents of SHIELD or the current MCU cinematic universe aren’t able to connect to a series that takes place over the course of the 1940’s and 50’s. Despite its low ratings, I think it is a great show and the creators have a great opportunity to not only lay the historical foundations of SHIELD along with all its mistakes that lead to its undoing in last year’s tv… Read more »
This show is AMAZING! It shows that women can be beautiful, smart, talented, strong, and do ANYTHING a man can do, except better. More power to Agent Carter. Hayley Atwell is lovely, and this show deserves another season… Please, please consider this ABC. This would be a shame to lose such a quality actress, show and writing. Not to mention, the supporting cast is great. All around, fantastic.
YES, YES, YES. Bring back the series…LOVE HER!!!!!!
Yes you should keep shield love it. Also loved agent carter
Yes! This show should definitely be renewed! It’s so good!
keep it on I thought it was better and more believable than Agents of shield
Smart, sharp, and good fun! Hopefully the limited series will be re-run, and pick up the new viewers it deserves. Would be very happy to see Agent Carter get renewed.
“Agent Carter,” a series from major networks that demonstrated fairly original sci-fi plot-lines with a female lead (wow). Have dwindling hope network tv can lift their jaded eyes to sci-fi futures that stimulate imaginations looking for anything different from prime-time claptrap masquerading as ground-breaking (puleez) entertainment.