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It has been no secret that with the recent cancellations of two of NetFlix’s Marvel shows, fans have been apprehensive about the other shows under the Marvel/NetFlix banner. It hasn’t helped that a number of stories has come out since showing viewing data that might have influenced Netflix’s decisions. We can file this story as another data collection that suggests possible trouble ahead for Daredevil.
Screen Rant has obtained data from the analytics firm Jumpshot that could give some insight into the future of Daredevil. Jumpshot reports that Daredevil Season 2 remains the most-watched Marvel series on Netflix, and that Season 3 has not done as well. The firm based this assessment by comparing numbers between the first weeks of both seasons. This showed that viewership dropped by 57 percent. Although, it doesn’t appear to take into consideration that viewers may be refamiliaring themselves with Season 2 before they watch Season 3. This would be especially true to those who are new viewers of Daredevil.
Another reason for the popularity of Daredevil’s 2nd Season might be the introduction of two other popular Marvel Comics characters into the MCU, Punisher and Elektra. In fact, The Punisher was so well received that Marvel created his own spinoff that is scheduled to make its second season premier soon.
Other trends that are favorable for the new season of Daredevil is that it has outperformed the second seasons of both Luke Cage and Iron Fist. This would seem to substantiate its popularity in the Marvel/NetFlix streaming universe.
Ever since the sudden cancellations of Iron Fist and Luke Cage, fan’s have been waiting for another shoe to drop. While statistics have been presented that might make one think that the winds are blowing in that direction, nothing concrete has been revealed by either NetFlix or Marvel.
Do these kinds of studies make you concerned for your favorite Marvel shows that are still holding on? Will further cancellations affect how you view NetFlix or Marvel as a whole? Share your thoughts with us at GVNation.
Senior Writer at GeekVibesNation – I am a 50 something child of the 70’s who admits to being a Star Trek/Star Wars/Comic Book junkie who once dove head first over a cliff (Ok, it was a small hill) to try to rescue his Fantastic Four comic from a watery grave. I am married to a lovely woman who is as crazy as I am and the proud parent of a 17 year old boy with autism. My wife and son are my real heroes.