Viewers Bolt From Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ As Ratings Continue To Drop

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The ratings for the latest episode of Inhumans are in, and they don’t bode well for Marvel’s struggling superhero show.

The latest episode of Inhumans – “Make Way For… Medusa” – was the least-viewed episode thus far, with 2.3 million views. Compare that to the two-hour premiere’s viewership of 3.8 million – itself nothing to write home about – and the previous episode’s 2.8 million, and it’s clear that the series isn’t connecting with fans or general audiences in the kind of way that the company was hoping for. The episode netted ABC a 0.6 share for the hour.

Considering that Marvel’s higher-ups were pushing to turn Inhumans into an X-Men like franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seems like this is an ignoble fate for one of Jack Kirby’s groups of Marvel characters. With four episodes left, there’s still time to turn things around, but considering that the show’s already halfway over, it doesn’t seem like viewers ought to hold their breath.

Inhumans airs on ABC on Friday nights. The show’s cast includes Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Iwan Rheon as Maximus, Ken Leung as Karnak, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Mike Moh as Triton, Sonya Balmores as Auran, and Ellen Woglom as Louise.

7 Reasons Why ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Failed

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Marvel Inhumans ABCThe premiere episodes of the ABC Marvel’s Inhumans has already aired with good ratings for ABC, stronger than the Season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the final season of Agent Carter but this does not mean it is a success.

Marvel’s Inhumans has been dragged through the mud with critics, many lambasting it as the worst thing Marvel Studios has ever been involved with, and a serious low-point for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I have seen these episodes of Inhumans and I can honestly say that ever criticism is apt. It’s even more apt to say that Inhumans has failed as a series because of its incredibly low approval for its pilot episodes. So how did it happen? Who’s to blame? What reasons can be found to why something that Marvel Studios were trying to do for years has now been reviled by many?

This list is here to detail those reasons why Inhumans failed. Click Next to find out!

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.

  • G-Man

    I don’t like the show but are the ratings really that bad? Arrow and Legends only do about 1.8 million per episode while Flash does about 2.5 million per episode. It seems like Inhumans is square in the middle right now.

    • Sco Bro

      Different networks, different expectations.

      • G-Man

        I suppose this is right.

    • josimar

      The Arrowverse series are from The CW, a network that has more modest expectations regarding its audience than ABC.

    • Joe Chaisson

      “…but are the ratings really that bad?” Yep.

      • G-Man

        Okay. I mean it’s awful so it deserves it but I expected worse tbh.

        • Joe Chaisson

          That’s true. I expected 500,000 or so.

  • Scott D

    Marvel has been forcing these characters on us for years…and no one cares. These are not beloved characters. They are mostly cliche and boring. They made them all very powerful and push them as better than X-Men, and fans don’t like it. This shows seems to made by X-Men fans. Hehe

  • Dan Beaudet

    Unconvicing acting, at best. (I love the big dog, though)