Ratings: ‘Agent Carter’ fails to help season 3 renewal odds; ‘The Muppets’ up slightly for finale

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Given that we’re on the heels now of Super Tuesday, we knew that the ratings were not going to be particularly great for the majority of the shows on the air. However, seeing the numbers this morning did a real number on our hopes that “Agent Carter” could get some sort of 11th-hour renewal for a third season more on that later.

The good news – It’s hard to really call this “good news,” but “The Muppets” did improve slightly to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic for its season / possibly series finale. The show has vastly improved, but the reality is that a 0.9 rating isn’t going to cut it for a primetime series on a Big 4 network, especially one with as many technical challenges as this one. We suppose you could also praise “Grandfathered” (0.8) and “The Grinder” (0.6) here if you really wanted to, but their ratings inspire even less confidence, especially since there’s no real surge of critical acclaim coming for either one of them.

The bad news – Sure, “The Voice” easily still won the night with a 3.0 rating, but typically it fares much better than this for Blind Auditions. There’s some good talent this season, but the gimmick itself doesn’t have the appeal that it once did.

Now, let’s talk “Agent Carter.” After barely adjusting up to a 0.8 rating last week, the show is right back in the cellar for the finale with a 0.7. It would be great to see the show back given that there’s a lot of great stuff that it routinely brings to the table, but at the same time we just don’t see a path for it. ABC has a new boss who will want to clean house on low-rated programming, and Netflix already has their coffers full of other Marvel programming. Hope for a miracle, but it’s not looking good right now for the show’s season 3 chances.

Some other shows who are down week-to-week include “NCIS” (2.0), “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.6), “New Girl” (1.1), and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.8).

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