While ratings are a quantifiable way of determining which project is successful and which isn’t, ultimately it’s the audiences who decide what they like best. From Marvel to DC, all major studios rely on audience reactions to see what direction worked well.

However, when the history of the world is recorded, it’s the ratings that persevere and remain a viable parameter of knowing the performance of movies and TV shows. Add to that the constant competition between franchises and production houses to do better than the other and you get an industry that puts numbers above quality content.

Marvel’s Worst Rated TV Show

Marvel's Inhumans
Marvel’s Inhumans

Fans have been keen to focus on the positive as X-Men ‘97 rose to the top and became one of the best-rated Marvel shows in recent times. The rebooted show has the potential to revive the animation era where every character got center stage in their personal series. The finale of the show is near when the epic events of the animated show will finally culminate into an unforgettable episode.

However, a look at the other end of the spectrum reveals something disappointing. The worst-rated show in the history of all Marvel television shows is Marvel’s Inhumans. The 2017 show focuses on a powerful family that suffers loss and trauma. The King of Attilan and his royal family have to escape from one place to another to remain safe and secure from the military coup that threatens to destroy everything they love.

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Marvel's Inhumans
Marvel’s Inhumans

Marvel’s Inhumans received just 11% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes, deeming it an average series with no future to continue. The show only ran for one season and remains one of the most forgettable shows in the rich fabric of Marvel’s projects. One of the recent projects by Marvel – Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness featured Black Bolt, but the quick death he received by angry Wanda Maximoff converted him into a meme.

Another reason why this show is a disappointment to all Marvel fans is it could not beat the score received by DC’s worst-rated show on Rotten Tomatoes. Even though the DC show was released back in 1992, it stands tall with a 20% rating, better than Marvel’s lowest-rated show.

DC’s Lowest Rated Show on Rotten Tomatoes

Human Target
A still from Human Target

Adapted from the eponymous comic book series, Human Target is the lowest-rated television series by DC. Starring Rick Springfield in the lead role, the show focuses on a security guard and private investigator who uses advanced technology to assume different identities of his clients. Christopher Chance is a mysterious man who helps his clients elude the Grim Reaper by impersonating them and drawing out the danger before it reaches his clients.

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The story is unique and interesting but could not continue for more than one season. Given it was released in 1992, the show featured some cliche technologies and gizmos, but the rebooted show that was released in 2010 corrected the past show’s errors and received 75% on Rotten Tomatoes. This further proved that the overarching narrative of the show is great, it only needed a modern revival touch.

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