Agent Carter Season 2 Ratings

Ratings: Agent Carter Returns to Lows

Marvel’s Agent Carter opened Season 2 on Tuesday night with 3.3 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating — down about half from its series debut.

The premiere’s second hour drew 3 mil and a 0.9, marking series lows. The spy drama’s freshman finale left off with 4 mil and a 1.3.

Opening ABC’s night, that Captain America special did 3.2 mil and a 0.9.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

FOX | New Girl (3 mil/1.3) slipped two tenths, Grandfathered (2.6 mil/0.9) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2.4 mil/1.1) each ticked down to season lows and The Grinder (2 mil/0.8) was steady.

THE CW | The Flash (3.4 mil/1.3) matched its fall finale. The Legends of Tomorrow preview did 2.1 mil/0.9, while the Dawn of Justice special drew 1.8 mil/0.8.

CBS | NCIS (17.4 mil/2.4) dipped 8 and 11 percent from its previous season highs, New Orleans (13.2 mil/1.8) fell 24 and 28 percent and Limitless (6.4 mil/1.2) dropped 12 and 14 percent (to series lows).

NBC | Hollywood Game Night (4.6 mil/1.2) hit and tied season highs, Chicago Med (7.1 mil/1.6) slipped to series lows and Chicago Fire (8 mil/1.7) dipped a tenth.

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51 Comments
  1. Amy says:

    Well, that’s depressing about Agent Carter. I was very glad it was back and really liked the episode.

  2. Heather says:

    Agent Carter :(

  3. Larry says:

    I’m kind of angry at television at the moment. I have 12 hours of shows on my DVR this morning. Which was recorded in a 3 hour period. (PLL, The Flash, Cap Special, DC hour special, Shadowhunters, Limitless, Chicago Fire, Shannara Chronicles, The Expanse, Teen Wolf, 2-hr Agent Carter). I have no idea why all the networks decided to dump so much on Tuesday but there is just TOO much television for anyone to watch live. No wonder the demo rating is all over the place.

    In hindsight, it probably wasn’t a good idea for ABC to push Agent Carter 2 weeks back from its original Jan 5 premiere. All of the competition against it had already premiered and folks have already started to form their viewing habits. I hope the ratings get better but Tuesday is extremely crowded and unfortunately I think the show will be more DVR’d than watched live.

    • Boiler says:

      I know it is just what you like to watch but I think Tuesday poor except for FOX shows. Reason why I liked what they did with comedies.

    • wrstlgirl says:

      Yeah I get it except for me it’s Wednesday :-)

    • Television says:

      we watch the exact same shows. it is hard when too many shows are on at once.

      • Patrick says:

        The networks are playing a zero sum game, and it is killing all of them, cable included. Why schedule shows that appeal to the same demographics and genre fans at the same time? Its like these people think they can get “all” of some group to only watch a certain show. Which WON’T EVER HAPPEN. If these were spread out more people would watch them.

        • herman1959 says:

          Exactly, this is the same thing they tried with Thursday in earlier seasons. It doesn’t work because we have so many non-network shows to choose from – viewership is extremely diluted now. The proof is in ever decreasing ratings.

    • Ruth says:

      I agree. You can only watch so much in one night. I am watching the Captain America special now that I recorded last night. What you said was spot on.

    • Gospio says:

      Imo, Tuesday is a fairly poor night for tv. Rather than complaining about having so many shows to enjoy, why don’t you express appreciation for their existence? Maybe it would be better if you didn’t like any shows, then you could simply whine about nothing good ever being on. Obviously it’s true that some people are never happy!

  4. suzyque says:

    Here we go again with Agent Carter. Though I guess we should just be happy that we ended up with a second season to begin with…

  5. Boiler says:

    Never thought I would say this but stuck with FOX all night and enjoyed all 4 shows. Think 99 getting hurt squeezed between Grandfathered and Grinder. One of few but sort of looking forward to seeing how they deal with Meghan Fox’s character. ABC needs to really re think what they are doing. Most of replacements for those on break doing substantially worse than regulars. Maybe they need two seasons or something

  6. Kat says:

    unfortunate..i love having Agent Carter back. i will be re-watching last night’s episodes. i’m not entirely worried yet, as it looks like viewership in general was down last night (except for HGN)

  7. wrstlgirl says:

    Chicago Med was excellent last night. I had to DVR Agent Carter so hopefully a lot of other people did too.

  8. MJ says:

    I enjoyed Agent Carter. Sorry to see the ratings are low.

  9. i dvr’d it
    let’s not start running around screaming the sky is falling
    heck i recorded 9 shows last night & had to stop one
    if there is a problem maybe it’s the night it’s on because i’m struggling to find shows the rest of the week but Tuesdays are horrible

  10. John NYC says:

    NCIS is such a beast.

    They keep delivering and I’ll keep watching.

  11. Ruth says:

    I really enjoyed Agent Carter. Do those numbers include people who taped it and watched it later? Please don’t give up on this show.

    • herman1959 says:

      Yes, I especially liked the second episode; I wonder how many fans knew it was back last night. That said, I have to admit that I also watched it this morning (on hulu).

    • smartysenior says:

      those numbers include people like me who liked the WWII stories but don’t care to follow a Carter goes to Hollywood thing. They wrecked all the charm with this new format, I didn’t watch.

      • Carla Krae says:

        Then you totally missed out! Peggy was the same, Jarvis the same, and last season was also post-WW2. There were just a few flashbacks. Agent Carter’s always been about the Cold War.

      • Jewels says:

        Lol How on Earth can you say the format is wrecked if you didn’t even watch! Peggy Goes to Hollywood isn’t even a central theme. I think they made it fresh, interesting, and funny.

      • John NYC says:

        What WWII stories? That means not the first season then of the tv show as that, like this season, was set in the Post WWII era, early Cold War actually with Bridget Regan’s character Dot being a Soviet agent (or least Soviet created).

        This series is set long after the Captain America movies.

  12. Walkie says:

    That sucks. I hope something happens soon that brings those numbers up. Looks like it could be 2 seasons and done.

  13. kmw says:

    Too bad for Agent Carter but it seems everything fell last night. Not a good night all the way around

  14. kmw says:

    Too bad for Agent Carter but it seems everything fell last night. Not a good night all the way around, although NCIS is still doing pretty good numbers.

  15. Michael says:

    maybe if the break between holidays and 2016/Winter season wasnt so long, we’d be aware of returning shows!!

  16. opus says:

    Agent Carter is great television. I sure wish more people would watch. I prefer it to Agents of SHIELD and enjoyed both episodes last night tremendously. Hope a lot of people watch it on DVR or On Demand but more really need to watch live!

  17. Dan says:

    It was a fun episode last night. To bad a lot of people missed it

  18. lame says:

    Never understood why ABC insists placing Agent Carter against CBS juggernauts NCIS. That’s about as tough a time as there is.
    The choreography of the fight scenes are the best on tv, Peggy taking on three guys while wearing a skirt is aw inspiring and great fun. Like Supergirl it’s bright and shinny in pastels of SoCal, a nuvo noir , or not.

    • lame says:

      With so many shows trying to set the mood in datk, dank scenes of wet food streets Agent Carter is a visual breath of fresh air.

      • lame says:

        (Foggy streets)

        • c-mo says:

          Thanks for the clarification because I really did wonder about “food” but now that I’m thinking about it, “wet food streets” is kind of funny and could put a whole different twist on Agent Carter (and no, I’m not being sarcastic) :-)

  19. Jovan says:

    I think that ratings are bogus these days. Television is no longer a, sit-down-and-watch-at-the- moment kind of thing anymore. People watch shows online, and I think the decision to rate the show based off of viewers’ TV screens is the wrong way to go about it. This show is the best one to come out in years.

    • Boiler says:

      I totally agree with you. Also my age is above the current demo which is idiotic. However if you watch with no commercials the networks get no money

  20. Gail says:

    I enjoy ABC’s January/February short run series Agent Carter and Gallivant. They are to be complimented for providing entertaining shows which allow their Fall and Spring series to run mostly uninterrupted by reruns. It is a shame more people aren’t watching these great shows.

  21. Susan says:

    We ended up DVRing Agent Carter, so that we could watch Fixer-Upper. We are looking forward to watching it, and we are also totally enjoying Galavant. Both series are very entertaining!

  22. Kristina says:

    Bummer, I really like Agent Carter. Hoping it sticks around.

  23. Hannah says:

    Guys we need to powervote Agent carter lol post as many awesome comments as you can xxxxxxxxx

  24. Agent Smith says:

    Sorry, A-Cart is a fail, so it’ll be cancelled.