Top five TV shows that fizzled out
Before the launch of every TV show, producers promise that their show is hatke and different but very few manage to live up to the hype Television viewing audience decide the fate of daily soaps that hit the tube.
Before the launch of every TV show, producers promise that their show is hatke and different but very few manage to live up to the hype Television viewing audience decide the fate of daily soaps that hit the tube. That being said, people have weird choices but we can’t truly judge them on that now, can we? After decades of the typical saas bahu drama even when makers experiment with new shows, some click some tank – it’s quite unpredictable that way. BollywoodLife lists down five shows that started off with much fanfare and with a hatke idea but somehow didn’t have a long life.
Yudh: Amitabh Bachchan’s debut fiction show was something we believe the entire nation was waiting for. It’s not every day when a legendary actor decides to take a break from movies to do television, right? Well the first episode of Yudh left us totally confused in our heads. As we caught a few more episodes we realised the show was indeed novel like they promised; it was, in fact, hatke- thought provoking, gripping and very today’s story But guess people were too quick to judge it as the show just didn’t pick up after the first episode. Guess it was too much for the average audience. The show garnered about 1.6 TVM for the opening episode and the average rating for the first week stood at 1.2 TVM (Television Viewership in Millions).
24: With great gusto and thrill Anil Kapoor bought the rights of the international series, 24 and remade it for the Indian audiences. While the action was superb, the saas bahu viewing audiences just couldn’t handle mainstream action packed performances on a daily basis or even weekly. No one thought it would fail, but it did at the rating chart. The opening weekend received 3.4 TVM viewers, which dropped to 2.8 TVM by the second episode.
Airlines: The show claimed to revolve around a female pilot and started with great promises. However, not only did it not live up to the expectation, but low quality post production was a big turn off too. The show does not have too many fans, and if rumours are to be believed it’s on it’s way to a close very soon. Two weeks back the show’s TVM recorded a 2.4 viewership, which came down to 1.4 TVM last week.
Saraswatichandra: The launch of the show was a mega grand event, but two months into the show and people were ready to sign it off. The show changed hands and for a short while the numbers surprisingly went up, but not for long. In spite of having a hit pair like Gautam Rode and Jennifer Winget the show was just about mediocre in terms of its content. The show ended at 3.8 TVM after the last episode went on air on September 20, 2014.
Fanaah: The vampire-werewolf show created a lot of hype before going on air. They promised the youth would connect to it and that it would be very different from the international vampire shows. The show started, barely ran for 40 days and before we knew it, the makers decided to shut shop. It would be the shortest time in the history of television shows that a daily soap ran for barely a month. Need we say more…