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Secret Invasion had the second lowest Marvel TV debut on Disney Plus

Secret Invasion had the second lowest Marvel TV debut on Disney Plus

Secret Invasion was watched by 994K households in the U.S. in the first five days after its release, which really isn't fantastic.

Marvel’s brand new Disney+ series, Secret Invasion, has been out for one week now, and despite bringing in decent ratings from critics and fans alike, it’s not been getting many viewers at all.

Secret Invasion stars Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, who finds out that a group of Skrulls are attempting to take over Earth using their shapeshifting abilities. From the very first trailer, fans haven't been sure who to trust, or which characters are actually human - it’s a very intriguing concept. However, clearly not that many people have been interested enough to tune in so far.

Take a look at the trailer for Secret Invasion right here.

As highlighted by Samba TV, 994K households in the U.S. watched the Secret Invasion premiere in the first five days after its release. While that number might sound like a lot, as The Direct writes, that’s actually the second lowest U.S. debut out of all the Disney+ Marvel series - the only show that did worse at its premiere was Ms. Marvel, which released last year to U.S. household viewing figures of 775K. Ouch.

For comparison, the Disney+ Marvel show with the most successful U.S. premiere was Loki at 2.5 million household views. This was followed by Moon Knight and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which both saw 1.8 million U.S. households tune in at their release.

Last week, Secret Invasion was criticised by fans for using AI-generated images in its opening sequence (Marvel directly admitted to this, and explained why the decision was made). It’s not clear if this backlash could have had any impact on the viewing figures, however.

The second episode of Secret Invasion released today on Disney+, and the remaining four episodes will continue to release weekly, with the show reaching its conclusion on 26 July.

Featured Image Credit: Marvel Studios, Disney

Topics: Marvel, TV And Film, Disney