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Interesting article .

Ratings dip as small screen heats up .

TV producers say that despite the hype around
consummation scenes, the ratings dip as
viewers shy away from watching their onscreen
idols get intimate.

Consummation scenes on TV are treated like a
celebration, so much so, that TV couples wait
for at least a year before they decide to take
their relationship to the next level. While these
tracks are usually treated as high points for the
storyline, with a huge build-up around it and
promos being aired weeks in advance, they do
not end up generating high ratings for the
broadcasters, confess producers. Even the
makers are flummoxed by this trend. They say
that though TV doesn't get too graphic in these
scenes, the 'semi-sleaze' quotient is expected
be the high point for the show, yet it's not
enough to generate ratings.

- Family audiences shy away from watching consummation scenes .

The small screen is a family viewing medium
and people get embarrassed while watching
consummation scenes with their parents in the
confines of their drawing room. Director and
producer Ravindra Gautam says, "Even the
makers find it ironic. I think that the audience
finds the process of the couple coming together
very interesting but when they finally do come
together, it becomes very predictable for them.
It has always been that the consummation
episodes see a decline in ratings. I think people
in B-cities still shy away from watching such
scenes, even though they are not very in-your-
face."

- People think of our leads like they are
demigods .

Producers opine that the leads of a show are
regarded in a reverential way and the idea of
them making love or getting intimate somehow
surprises viewers. Shashi Mittal, producer of
'Diya Aur Baati Hum', says, " TV sets are usually
in the drawing room and people get
embarrassed when they see such scenes on
their screens . Our programs show the
hero and heroine in such a pavitra light that
people don't expect them to indulge in such
acts. People don't want to see such scenes in
their drawing room. It's always the
misunderstandings, the dupatta udna sequence
or the haath pakadna sequences that give
ratings, but consummation scenes don't. The
sequences are played up in the hope that they
will fetch ratings eventually. Makers assume
that if people can go and watch 'Dostana' or
'Murder 3' with their families, they can also
watch such episodes in their drawing rooms. In
'Diya Aur Baati Hum', the lead pair is revered
by audiences like Ram and Sita and people
couldn't take it that the pair could consummate
their marriage. I remember that even though
DABH was the top-rated show at that time
(when the leads were about to consummate
their marriage), we saw that the rating of that
particular episode, when they were shown
getting intimate, was the lowest during the
week."

Industry insiders say that the moment an adult
issue is touched upon in a show, it means that
there will be a decline in ratings. Gajra Kottary,
writer of 'Balika Vadhu', says, "It's that whole
shyness thing. The whole family tunes in for
such shows, but it becomes embarrassing to
watch such things with the family. This is why
women tend to shoo the children away or
decide to watch the show at a time when
others are not around. Not that they don't want
to watch it, but it becomes very awkward for
them. Until recently, when we had an 11pm
repeat of 'Balika Vadhu', we would find that the
rating of the repeat telecast was higher than the
8pm slot. We found that if there was some
adult content, which viewers know because of
the highlights and promos, they would watch
late-night repeat. We showed Anandi, when she
was a child, getting her first period, which was
a logical thing to show. Usually, when girls go
through that phase, their mothers explain the
bodily process to their daughters, but Anandi
was a child bride and was in her sasural during
that time.We wanted to explore how a child
who doesn't know about this, but has to follow
rules and regulations that stop her from
entering the kitchen and make it mandatory for
her to sleep on the floor, would feel during such
an experience. A lot of people asked why we
showed such a topic at 8pm, but we wanted to
encourage mothers to talk to their daughters
about menstruation by highlighting Anandi's
plight. We had also touched upon the issue of
child abuse in our show, but we have seen that
people are a little squeamish about watching
such things during prime time."

- Promos might be backfiring .

Some believe that highlights of the next day's
shows or the sneak-peek before the
advertisements, which give viewers a glimpse of
such scenes, are responsible for the low ratings,
as the viewers end up changing the channel.
Gautam adds, "In theatres, sometimes you don't
even know if there's going to be a lovemaking
scene in the movie you're watching. For
instance, 'Band Baaja Baaraat' had a
lovemaking scene - something that was not
highlighted in the trailers. Once you are inside
the cinema hall, you can't leave, but when you
are at home, you can simply change the
channel because such scenes are promoted
well. We have seen that the late-night repeat
telecasts see an increase in ratings and now,
people even log on to YouTube to watch the
shows. When the consummation scene in 'Bade
Achhe Lagte Hain' happened, people were
surprised to see two middle-aged people
making love and the ratings went down because
people couldn't handle it. I've shot a lot of
consummation scenes, however, and regardless
of the age of the couple, ratings always dip. The
perception on TV is that the love story ends
after consummation, but in reality,
consummation is the start of a love story. Most
of the time, we plan a consummation scene
before the show is about to take a leap and
after the leap, we show the couple having a
child. I think the promos might be backfiring
because people might think, 'Chalo aaj story
mein kuch khaas nahi hoga kyunki aaj toh inka
consummation hai. Chachi aur bua koi game
nahi khelenge.'"

- We keep delaying consummation subplots .

Saurabh Tewari, producer of 'Phir Bhi Na
Maane... Badtameez Dil', "Till we show
misunderstandings between a couple or the way
in which they fall in love, our show's ratings
remain high, but the moment we show them
making out, we see a fall in ratings. I have
noticed that in almost all my shows, be it in
'Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon' or
'Rangrasiya'. In 'Rangrasiya', till Rudra and
Paro were just married but not physically
intimate, it was fine. As soon as they were
shown getting intimate, the ratings went for a
toss. That is why many a time, makers throw in
a twist when the leads are about to come
together. The smart ones bring in some
misunderstandings when the leads are about to
unite and then after three months, create that
situation again. Even the viewers suspect that
the consummation scene might not take place
because they know that some or the other
hurdle will crop up."

- 20-30% decline in ratings .

Pradeep Hejmadi, business head of Zee TV,
says, "The realization of a beautiful moment in
a relationship is what the audience likes to see.
We have to be very responsible while depicting
it. With the whole family sitting around together,
it does become difficult to watch. People want
to see it because it's an important moment in
their favourite couple's life - not necessarily for
voyeuristic purposes, but because it's romantic.
We have seen that people watch it during repeat
telecasts or the technologically advanced fan
catches it online. There is a general dip of
20-30% in prime time viewing when such a
scene is promoted heavily but through repeats,
you aggregate much more than you lose."

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Posted: 24 June 2015 at 1:26am | IP Logged
such a detailed analysis of  drop in trps  during consummations scenes
tfs sonali
yes its def an awkward moment to watch it with family
iam happy to know that even today parents as well as children get embarassed while watching it
family values and tradition hasnt died yet Thumbs Up


edited: typo


Edited by thala - 24 June 2015 at 2:10am

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Star Plus' popular series Diya Aur Baati Hum (Shashi Sumeet Productions Pvt Ltd) has been presenting some exhilarating drama sequence with the kabaddi track. And even before it could wrap up, the makers are all set with another interesting twist.

As seen in the promos, Sandhya (Deepika Singh) will be given a secret task to fulfil and asked not to share the details with anyone. The girl though proud about being bestowed with such a prestigious mission will be upset to keep it hidden from her family.

Shares a source, "And this development will lead to a tragic accident of Sandhya leaving her in an injured state."

Sandhya would be walking back home thinking about her mission when suddenly the car would hit would hit her. The woman would be injured and with the help of the bystanders would reach home.

Also with her kidney troubles once again raising further, the doctors would advise her to go slow.

With these emotional and physical setbacks how would Sandhya manage to complete her mission?

We tried reaching Deepika but she remained unavailable.


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After the Kabbadi track did not fare too well in popular TV soap Diya Aur Baati Hum', there's another track in play. Sandhya an ideal daughter in-law and a dedicated IPS officer played by Deepika Singh will be given a secret task and instructed to not share the details with anyone. The girl though proud about being bestowed with such a prestigious mission will find it tough to keep it hidden from the family.
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