In my area I know of four congregations dissolved in one circuit, so that leaves eight weeks a year empty for that Circuit Overseer's calendar. Dissolving congregations is happening more than in my area, so I believe we can assume other C.O.s have open time. It appears that C.O.s are visiting with a companion C.O. more often than in the past. It is happening in my area, and in this video there were two C.O.s visiting this congregation that was under the threat of apostasy, if I understand it correctly:
ps: This is a man documenting on youtube his asking questions of the elders, getting a local needs about him, C.O. talking about reporting apostasy in a talk, his JC meeting, etc.
My thought is they are doubling down to:
1. Keep those C.O.s busy gosh darn it!
2. The first priority is any congregation that has whispers of apostasy is first on the list to double down.
3. I assume next C.O. round, Sept 2018 they will combine circuits and "reassign" C.O.s (let the reader use discernment: lay off!)
4. It is also a way to keep watch on C.O.s and have them snitch on each other since they don't have their visit with the D.O. anymore.
I know many of you couldn't give a flying fig, but if you do: What do you think?