Out of all of the different Fall TV Showdowns that are happening in the months to come, the one featuring Scorpion, The Good Doctor, and The Brave may be one of the most interesting. Two of these shows are complete wild-cards that have never been on the air before. Meanwhile, the other is an established hit, though one that did lose some viewership when it moved an hour later in the night.
Of these three shows, which one is going to rise the occasion? For the sake of this article, we do our best to break that down a little bit further.
Scorpion – Of the three shows, this is the only one that has a steady audience as of right now. We anticipate much of that audience will stick around. One suggestion for the show entering season 4: Be willing to have more fun with the procedural elements. Some of them have a tendency to blend together a little bit over time when it’s “stop this random crisis from destroying the world.”
The Good Doctor – Of the new shows, this is the one that we’re the most confident about when it comes to becoming #1 on the night. It’s got House alum David Shore doing another medical show, and Freddie Highmore of Bates Motel fame playing a young savant who still struggles with the more social aspects of medicine. It’s a show that should have broad appeal, especially when airing after Dancing with the Stars on Monday nights. It’s easy to project pretty good numbers here.
The Brave – The show, formerly known as For God & Country, is meant to capture viewers from the heartland looking for a show that honors and celebrates the military. If it was the only military show on this fall, maybe it’d have more of a chance. For now, though, we’re a little more willing to have confidence in SEAL Team over on CBS, given that it has David Boreanaz and it also is on a network that has much of this sort of viewership already.
As of right now, we’re going to say that The Good Doctor finds a way to be #1 just because this is a timeslot where there is some vulnerability, and we don’t think NBC is calculating right in putting The Brave on after The Voice. The crossover audience between the two is sketchy at best.
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