So says the Los Angeles Times:
… despite heavy promotion and curiosity — a science documentary right after “Family Guy,” how crazy is that? — “Cosmos” did not exactly deliver a big bang, with 5.8 million total viewers, according to Nielsen.
Significantly, it was third place, after a sci-fi drama:
Instead of true science, more viewers seemed to prefer sci-fi drama, with 13.3 million tuning in to the launch of ABC’s “Resurrection,” about the dead returning to life. It was this season’s most-watched drama premiere after CBS’ “Intelligence,” which had the benefit of an “NCIS” lead-in back in January.
That makes sense, of course. The multiverse is sci-fi, but without the Star Trek cast.
They’re hoping it will do well in the DVD market.
Note: Maybe publicly funded schools will buy it, to introduce students to multiverse theory.