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With DC properties slowly but surely establishing a firm monopoly on our nightly television programming — not that there’s anything wrong with that — it was only a matter of time before certain programs began to butt heads. In classic DC fashion, the battle will pit World’s Finest properties against one another — specifically Gotham and Supergirl.
Airing on FOX and CBS, respectively, the two DC shows will share a Monday nighttime slot at 8 PM. Yesterday, at the Television Critics Association press tour, Nina Tassler — Chairman of CBS — spoke out about the issue, feeling that it bodes well for Supergirl.
Specifically, Tassler said this:
“Well, I think that they’re different audiences… I think Supergirl has a much bigger, broader audience. It’s more family entertainment. And they look different, they feel different.”
Her remarks are not without some merit; while Batman has arguably the most popular mythos of any comic book character, Gotham‘s dark, and different take on the characters has not been for everyone. On the other hand, Supergirl appears to capitalize on its light, whimsical tone to draw in young, female audiences — while still retaining the core audience attracted to the source material.
Raw numbers seem to back this assertion up as well. In terms of promotional materials, the Supergirl trailer has amassed roughly 3 million more views than the Gotham trailer, despite the latter being online considerably longer.
What are your thoughts on the friendly competition between Supergirl and Gotham? Which are you more excited to watch once Fall rolls around? Comment below and tell us what you think!