Ratings for NBC’s ‘The Cape’ were not so heroic in Sunday premiere


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NBC’s new superhero series ‘The Cape’ wasn’t so super in its Sunday premiere.

The two-hour special delivered an anemic average of 8.4 million total viewers, a soft opening for such a heavily promoted series.

However, the show did win the 10 p.m. time slot during its second hour.

‘The Cape,’ which stars David Lyons as a cop imbued with special powers through a costume, is critical to NBC’s sagging fortunes because it’s the network’s highest-profile mid-season entry. With NFL football out of the picture, the network needs the show to develop a strong following.


‘The Cape’ starts its usual 9 p.m. Monday run on Jan. 17.

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-- Scott Collins