AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Hits Another Low; Maria Hill Set To Return
As many of you know, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agency played a major part in the events of the hugely successful Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which had a massive opening weekend. Aside from the events and characters in the film, Marvel fans know that the so-so series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would also be directly affected. With the most recent episode, there was a direct tie-in to the film and many folks thought that the ratings for the super-spy series would sky rocket, with fans tuning in to see how it all comes together. In fact, the television/film crossover has been teased for weeks now. But guess what? That spike didn’t happen.
The series hit an all-time low once again, falling 15% in adults 18-49, the most desired demographic. That is down from the April 1st ratings, which previously held the series’ lowest numbers. However, the series usually sees some adjustments come in, which has boosted those ratings a tad. It is quite baffling to see this series continually falter, regardless of Marvel Cinematic tie-ins. I’m sure the folks at Disney and Marvel are scratching their heads too. The series has improved in recent weeks, but it looks as though it may be too little too late. A second season for the freshman series has yet to be announced.
Now, on to a bit more encouraging news, it was revealed, via TV Line, that Maria Hill will be making a return to the series. The last time we saw Hill, played by Cobie Smulders, she was looking for employment at Stark Industries. Whether or not that will be expanded on in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or not is not known. Hill was featured in the premier episode. The site also says that Hill will play a large role int he May ‘sweeps’ episode and those who have been desiring a Coulson/Hill team-up will have their wish granted, with a guarantee of lots of action.
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Source : Deadline