I’d just finished watching Episode Three of Season 7, Once Upon A Time on Hulu. As usual the previews for Episode Four were not included and of course no clip of that exists on HULU either. So I decided to hit YouTube because of course ABC has thought of this yes?
Opening up Google, my eye immediately snatches the top of Cinderella/Jacinda’s head. Obvi’s I was clicking it. The article from Deadline.com basically quantified what we all knew was bound to happen.
Proclaiming to the world,
‘Once Upon a Time’ & ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Slip To Demo Ratings Lows”
Nellie Andreeva who covers TV for the site states,
” ABC’s female-friendly Once Upon a Time (0.5 adults 18-49 rating, 2.52 million total viewers) that tied for the biggest demo drop (-0.2) on Friday to hit a new *L+SD series low.”
Once Upon A Time’s dip in ratings is just another symptom of all Season 7 shows, few survive to air a season 8.
Move it to Friday at 8pm when everyone is out doing stuff, watch the ratings plummet and the hand them the axe. It’s not shocking, but foreboding of one of my favorite shows. (and I’m still coming to grips with the end of Scandal)
The storyline though partially recycled actually has a creative twist with elements of the orignal show that we remember and loved. Much how Snow White and the Evil Queen shared a sordid past that fueled Regina’s ire for Snow. “Cinder” Ella has somehow played a hand in the death albeit a temporary one, of Lady Tremaine’s daughter Anastasia.
Lady Tremaine has figured out how to save the girls very last breath (That’s new), She conceals her in a coffin much like Regina kept Daniel in MythHaven.
Keeping the flashback’s we need to understand why any of this is happening, Once has so far mirrored the love story of Snow White and Prince Charming. Back in Hyperion Heights, Lucy struggles to help her parents remember themselves much like Henry had to convince Emma that she was indeed the savior.
This Season definitely has seen a more ethnic presence in the cast, selecting both Cinderella a main female lead while making Tiana (who was black anyway) a series regular and what I’ll take a guess at is Hyperion Height’s version of either Ruby or Belle and with the inclusion of the Frog Princess there’s plenty more coming our way.
I for one would be crushed if they cancelled Once Upon A Time. I’m invested in where this goes and need for Mr. Horowitz to stretch his brain to its limits until he has managed to Oncify every last fairy tale we can think of !
At least until Henry has kids, then maybe stop…
Just a side-note the article doesn’t account for all alternative viewings such as HULU and other streaming services only live and same day coverage.
So who knows, maybe they’ll make a deal with Netflix?
*L+SD – Live and Same Day rating
*Oncify and Obvi’s (obviously) are both made up and trademarked by Blu Moon Fiction
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