From fresh concepts to rehashed scripts, around 25 new shows have hit the small screen over the past six months. While some received a warm welcome from the TV viewers, the others failed to impress. We take a look at what worked and what didn’t for the new shows.
What didn’t work: The concept of a mystery girl, played by actor Akanksha Singh, and the five-star hotel as the backdrop, didn’t work with the viewers. Moreover, the weekend slot proved detrimental.
What didn’t work: Rohit Roy in the role of a senior stationmaster wasn’t accepted by the viewers. Also, the concept of a stationmaster and his family interacting with various co-passengers didn’t create any interest.
Muh Boli Shaadi
What didn’t work: Stiff competition from shows on other channels during the same time slot led to low ratings. It will go off air soon.
What didn’t work: The concept of the show was expected to be novel, where a homemaker creates her own identity. However, the protagonist of the show was constantly stuck with various family issues, and the story kept dragging, which left the audience bewildered.
What didn’t work: The concept of the show, in which a girl from a small town dreams to become India’s next dream girl, seemed fresh when it started airing. But, the weak plot couldn’t sustain the ratings.
India’s Got Talent Season 6
What worked: The talented participants on the show were a hit with the audiences and the judges — Karan Johar, Kirron Kher and Malaika Arora Khan. Their banter and connect with the contestants is fabulous.
Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat
What worked: The production, cinematography, larger-than-life presentation, performances and the story of the historical show did wonders for it.
Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 6
What worked: The host of this reality game show, film-maker Rohit Shetty’s confidence and humour, the stunts, popular faces from television and their camaraderie worked well.
Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanumaan
What worked: The usage of VFX in this larger-than-life mythological show has caught the audiences’ fancy. The stories of the deity have also worked well.
What worked: The horror show was loved by audiences, and it worked perhaps because there was no other show in the genre on TV for a while. But, the series enjoys attention from only a niche set of audience, owing to its late-night airing time.