Inhumans' Ratings Were So Bad, It Hurt ABC Stalwart 20/20

Inhumans didn't get the Season 1 finale bump it hoped for, making a Season 2 for the Marvel Comics-based series that much less likely.

According to TV By the Numbers, the finale garnered 1.9 million viewers and a .5 in the 18-49 demo. While it held 100% of the lead-in from Once Upon A Time's target, 18-49 demo, and 81% of its total lead-in audience, it actually dropped 20/20's ratings to its lowest in recent history. Because of the Inhumans effect, 20/20 rival Dateline (at NBC) has doubled the former's ratings.

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A critical disaster, Inhumans is considered a failure for Marvel in a few different ways. IMAX even regrets the decision to have debuted the series in its prestigious format. “Customers expected a production akin to a mega-budget blockbuster movie, rather than pilots for a television show,” Rich Gelfond admitted in a recent interview. “Moreover, the fact that this was Marvel IP set the bar at a level you wouldn’t see from other pieces of content or IP because of the reputation and the high production value of Marvel movies.”

Marvel’s Inhumans stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Iwan Rheon as Maximus the Mad, Serinda Swan as Queen Medusa, Ken Leung as Karnak, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Mike Moh as Triton and Sonya Balmores as Auran.

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