Ms. Marvel is an American television miniseries that released recently with newcomer Iman Vellani as the protagonist. It is the seventh television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe based on Marvel Comics and produced by Marvel Studies. The story revolves around Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Pakistani-American teen who is a die-hard Avenger fan and struggles to fit in, until she acquires her own supernatural powers.
The show’s first episode streamed on Disney+ on June 8th. However, it seems to have failed at bringing in the expected viewership, despite the vastly spread Marvel fanbase globally. Samba TV’s tweet says that only 775K households watched the show’s premiere in its first 5 days. This indicates the lowest debut yet for a live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Disney+ series. Other shows of the MCU reported a much higher viewership on opening days. Loki hit 2.5 Million views, Moon Night and The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
hit 1.8 Million views each, Wanda Vision hit 1.6 Million views while Hawkeye hit 1.5 million views.
The dearth of views most certainly is in connection to the release of Obi-Wan Kenobi a week prior. This long-awaited Star Wars series monopolizing glory is a more likely reason than Ms. Marvel lacking an engaging story. Samba TV also reports that Ms. Marvel is extensively popular among minorities and younger viewers and since it is a coming-of-age story, it might just require some time to grow onto viewers. It is hoped that the underrated show gains momentum and the Marvel armour does not lose its sheen.
#MsMarvel's premiere was watched by 775K households in its first 5 days
The lowest debut yet for a live-action #MCU Disney+ series
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