We’ve come to love Gotham a lot as a television series — it’s funny at times, dramatic at others, and it really captures the Batman world in a way that really few other products have.
As a matter of fact, we’d argue that one of the only equals across the entertainment medium (aside from the comics, of course) that we would argue is on its level right now are the Arkham video games. Both are close to Batman: The Animated Series, which is by our money the greatest thing related to the Dark Knight ever released on either television or film.
Gotham has done a lot over time to evolve its characters, bring Bruce Wayne closer to fulfilling his destiny, and inject some surprises along the way. It’s with all of this in mind that the ratings continue to depress us in a pretty significant way. Last night’s new episode generated just a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, and while that isn’t much in the way of a significant drop from the week before, it is still one of the show’s lowest ratings ever. It was close in total viewers to Supernatural on The CW, a show it should be throttling. To think, there’s going to be even more competition on this spot come November 2 when The Big Bang Theory returns to Thursday night — there will no longer be NFL football, but how many fans of football are really also fans of Gotham? We’re not sure what the crossover audience is here.
The reason that we’re bringing all of this to your attention now is rather simple: To encourage those who love the show to start fighting to save it now as opposed to weeks down the road when there’s a little bit less that can be done to give it a longer, better life. We all need to encourage our friends to watch the show — especially if said friends have Nielsen boxes — and also make a commitment to watching live. We know that there are a ton of people who bailed on the show back during season 1, but is there a way to reach out to some of these people and encourage them to give the show another chance? We think many of them could come back to the show and be pleasantly surprised now.
Gotham needs your help, and unfortunately, there is no masked hero who can put on a mask and save the show from cancellation. With that, we’re going to have to be the heroes instead.
What do you think about the state of the Gotham season 4 ratings?
Do you get the sense that the show is in danger? If you have any suggestions as to help get the numbers up, share in the comments below! Remember that we’re all in this together.
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