First review report could be bad news for new Marvel series on Disney +
The earlier Hawk Eye ratings may not be very promising for Disney executives hoping to make a record debut. According to data recently collected by Samba TV (via Deadline), 1.5 million households in the United States watched the first episode of the series starring Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld over the extended weekend from Wednesday, November 24 to Sunday November 28. In addition, 1.3 million of those viewers continued to watch the second episode.
Compared to Marvel Loki-the newest live action show outside of Hawk Eye from Marvel Studios, that means about a million fewer viewers tuned in to Hawkeye in its first week on Disney +. The Hawk Eye the first also ranks behind other live-action Marvel shows currently airing on Disney +. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier had 1.8 million viewers in just three days while WandaVision had 1.6 million viewers over a similar period.
Samba currently measures data from three million homes in the United States. Internationally, Hawk Eye was watched by around 200,000 homes in the UK, 65,000 homes in Germany and around 10,000 homes in Australia during its first five days on the service.
Despite slow ratings, the series received almost universal critical praise, as it carries a fresh 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While it has yet to be certified fresh, the review aggregator praises the show’s “refreshing change of pace”.
“Hawk Eye starts off slow, but the street-level action is a refreshing change of pace for the MCU – and the chemistry between its tracks sparkles even when the plot lags, âthe site says in its Critics’ Consensus.
The first two episodes of Hawk Eye are now broadcast on Disney +.
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