1 Important Way That "Arrow" Is Beating "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Season 2 of Arrow may have started off slow, but more viewers are taking to the Time Warner (NYSE: TWX  ) superhero drama, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.

Unlike Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which has made modest ratings progress after suffering a drop-off following the series premiere, Arrow lured more than 3 million viewers for episode 2 and another 2.9 million for episode 3. Both figures beat the season 2 premiere.

More important, Tim says, seasons 2 of Arrow has introduced viewers to several new DC Comics characters. At San Diego Comic-Con, series co-creators Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim said to expect as much. Now they're making good on that promise as Agents takes its time expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tim says.

Do you agree? Have you been watching Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take and then leave a comment to let us know what you think.

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  • Report this Comment On October 30, 2013, at 7:09 PM, lldrifter wrote:

    So the discussion centers on whether Arrow is more valuable for Time Warner than Agents of Shield is for Disney. However I dispute a few things. A) SHIELD is brand new and devoloping but the Marvel franchise is well established only because of the films. As for Time Warner. While Batman has been a success and Man of Steel can probably spin off two more successful movies other DC based movies have failed pretty hard. Like the first Superman reboot effort, Green Lantern, Catwoman (the Halle Berry crap). But TV has been more succesful for DC, Smallville was the template for Arrow and they clearly learned to get more super heros involved early on. Still Samllvilee went ten years and Arrow is really good. However, I watch them both, I'll see both Capt. America and Superman vs Batman. It's not a competition in my mind. They are providing comic fans with stuff we like. Not crying that there is not Twilight TV in the mix but I confess to watching Vampire Diaries, where the focus is still on teens but at least these Vamps actually suck blood instead of just "sucking".

  • Report this Comment On October 30, 2013, at 9:13 PM, lancescott70 wrote:

    I watch and enjoy both shows. In my opinion Agents of Shield is more likely to draw the hardcore comics fans, while Arrow is more like superhero scripted for the masses. Both have aspects that are faithful to the comics that spawned them but Arrow takes more liberties and is more of a new take on the character. Shield is more of a fun romp, while Arrow is much darker. Both are good and worth watching. In my opinion the big winners are the fans.

  • Report this Comment On October 31, 2013, at 9:24 AM, RonD504 wrote:

    Have watched SHIELD, but not Arrow. I may check it out now. As far as SHIELD goes, it's pretty good so far, but, really, only 3 shows before a week off?

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