Despite yet another big drop in the ratings during the 2016-17 television season, the low-rated Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD TV show was not cancelled by ABC. Since Disney (i.e. the network’s parent company) also owns Marvel, do this show’s Nielsen numbers even matter? Because this fifth season will ensure a good sized syndication package, will Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD be cancelled or renewed for season six? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An ABC sci-fi action-adventure drama set in the Marvel Comics Universe, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, and Natalia Cordova-Buckley. With Ghost Rider’s help, last season, Coulson (Gregg) and his team saved the world. At the end though, their celebration was cut short, and soon, Coulson was aboard a spaceship. In season five, they will have figure out where they are and how to return home. Meanwhile, humanity’s time may be running out.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Last year comparison: The fourth season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on ABC averaged a 0.74 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.339 million total viewers (live + same day ratings).
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD TV series? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on ABC?