New Show Hit/Miss Fall 2016 - Pure Genius

This feature examines what may cause the upcoming new shows to do well or poorly. This article finishes up with the CBS shows, looking at what may cause Pure Genius to succeed or fail.

What May Cause Pure Genius to be a Hit?

Mediocre competition
Airing at 10:00, Pure Genius is up against two other broadcast shows. Both of these shows, How to Get Away with Murder and The Blacklist, are now earning mediocre ratings. This means there is a potential audience out there for Pure Genius.

Second most liked CBS trailer
Behind Bull, the trailer for Pure Genius was the second most liked. Its 83 like/dislike ratio beats out all of the other 4 new CBS shows this fall.

Similarities to Scorpion
Both Pure Genius and Scorpion have a genius protagonist, and both are procedurals that are cop shows. Scorpion has been the most successful non-spin-off on CBS in recent years. Pure Genius could duplicate that success.

What May Cause Pure Genius to be a Miss for CBS?

Low trailer views
The trailer of Pure Genius was the least viewed of the trailers for the new CBS shows this fall, indicating that people simply have no interest in checking out the series.

Code Black not very successful
CBS's other medical show, Code Black, has not been very successful, getting low ratings. Pure Genius could follow this ratings trend and earn similarly low ratings.

Thursday at 10:00 low rated recently on CBS
Even before Rush Hour flopped in the timeslot, Elementary got poor ratings there for a year and a half. Low rated timeslots tend to stay low rated, just ask Tuesdays at 10:00 on ABC or Thursdays at 10:00 on NBC.

What to Expect for Pure Genius?

I think that the negative factors will be the most effective, and that the positive factors will have quite little effect. I think that Pure Genius will be replaced at mid-season.

Which factors do you think will be most in play in causing Pure Genius to be a hit or a miss? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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