Charlie Angels launches with modest audience

Charlie's AngelsABC’s rebooted and revived Charlie’s Angels launched on Thursday evening with a modest audience while NBC’s Prime Suspect – a remake of the British series starring Helen Mirren – had a decidedly disappointing launch.

The classic 1970s detective series revolving around three ‘angels’ who solve crime and correct wrong-doing for a reclusive millionaire named Charlie returned for a 21st century audience on Thursday evening. ABC’s revival of Charlie’s Angels has prompted plenty of media interest and comes after other networks turn to past for future fortunes – such as CBS with their Hawaii Five-O remake. ABC won’t be entirely disappointed with Charlie’s Angels ratings on Thursday evening but they will be hoping they improve over the next few weeks. According to early figures the premier was seen by 8.7 million viewers with a 2.1 18-49 demo.

NBC however will be very disappointed with the premier of Prime Suspect. The police drama is a remake of the award-winning and critically acclaimed British series that starred Helen Mirren and aired on ITV1. The Prime Suspect remake has also been hotly anticipated by the media but going by its premier ratings the audience seem uninterested in it. Some 6 million viewers, a 1.8 18-49 rating, tuned in which puts Prime Suspect in the danger zone for the axe already. It’s ratings will have to improve if it wants to avoid the nasty C word.