What is going on with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show? This week’s episode hit an all new low for the series.
With the subtle hint of the Inhumans, the tie to the upcoming Agent Carter series, and the continued tie to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. should be a slam dunk, must watch show each and every week – yet the series hit another low this week. With a 1.5 rating, the latest episode only brought in 4.27 million viewers, which is down 12 percent from last week’s 1.7 share.
Is it the time slot? Last year during this same time, Agents of SHIELD brought in 2.45 million viewers. Is it the fact that SHIELD is being rebuilt and going through changes? Could it be that there is no major motion picture that ties directly to the show, and the lack of recognizable comic book characters is causing the casual viewer to wander off? Are the DC related shows, like The Flash, creating too much competition? Poor writing? Is this our chance to finally point at the naked king and laugh?
Honestly, I haven’t been able to pinpoint exactly what is going on for a show that was once the talk of the water cooler. There is always the chance that ABC could cancel the series, but since the show is part of the same parent company, keeping the show on the air wouldn’t be a budget breaker for the House of Mouse. Plus, it keeps the Marvel property in the minds of viewers and continues to push the greater MCU.
Do you have an idea why Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is tanking in the rating? Use the comment section below to share your thoughts, ideas, and conspiracy theories.