'Agent Carter' ratings drop again: Does this hurt female Marvel heroes?

January 28, 2015 5:34 PM

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Agent Carter ratings are still slipping: Tuesday night’s episode dropped to 4.6 million viewers and a 1.3 rating, down 13 percent from its last original episode two weeks ago. The CW’s The Flash (4 million, 1.3) is right on the heels of its Marvel rival, tying the ABC series in the adult demo.

There’s still a lingering perception among some in Hollywood that female-centered comic-book titles are fandom kryptonite. Marvel, despite its regular drip-drip-drip release of films, hasn’t made a female-protagonist movie title since 2004’s Electra and doesn’t have any on its slate until 2018 (Capt...

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