Maybe the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division rigged this one. Despite ratings similar to those that saw Once Upon a Time cancelled, ABC has renewed its Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD TV show for a sixth season of just 13 episodes.
An ABC sci-fi action adventure drama, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, and Natalia Cordova-Buckley. From Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, the series is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD: A Look at the Ratings
The fifth season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is averaging a 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.08 million viewers. Compared to season four, that’s down by 28% in the demo and down by 11% in viewers. Find out how Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stacks up against other ABC TV shows.
Word is that the sixth season renewal came down to the wire. While the show is weak in traditional ratings, it does well in DVR viewing and is a strong seller internationally. It also helps to keep the Marvel brand in front of audiences and the network didn’t have any new Marvel shows in development for next season. Marvel’s Inhuman’s was cancelled last week.
The network has ordered 13 episodes for a likely mid-season run. It’s unknown if Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD will continue to air on Friday nights or if this will be the final season.
What do you think? Are you still watching Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD TV series? Did you think it would ABC would cancel or renew it for season six?