In the wake of the TV upfronts the other week, analysis firm Civic Science has conducted a psychographic-based web and mobile survey measuring audience interest in fourteen new broadcast shows across five networks scheduled to premiere in the coming season.
As a result, they’ve discovered that CBS’ David Boreanaz-led military drama “SEAL Team” and FOX’s “X-Men” spin-off series “The Gifted” are the two most anticipated new broadcast shows of the 2017-18 season. Rounding out the Top Five were the Seth MacFarlane-led sci-fi comedy “The Orville,” NBC’s military drama “The Brave,” and ABC’s spiritual comedy “The Gospel of Kevin”. Coming last was ABC’s “The Mayor,” despite that show having amongst the best early reactions from critics.
The analysis also found that interest tended to be highest and most diverse in action dramas in the coming season. Comedy is not entirely out though, a retrospective trailer for ABC’s “Roseanne” revival has reportedly scored 33.2 million views across Facebook, YouTube and Twitter since premiering nearly two weeks ago.
The news comes as Zap2It has published the overall 2016-2017 TV season ratings figures with both “The Simpsons” and “Hawaii Five-O” being the sole scripted series to improve their live plus same-day ratings over the previous season.