So I tried to get on the new FOX show called Knock Knock Live, but after a few e-mails, nothing happened. I thought it would still be a good time to at least review the show. I mean episode one did very poor in the ratings with only around 1.75 million viewers and a 0.6 18-49 rating, not something you want when you start a new show, even in the Summer! So the show is hosted by Ryan Seacrest in front of a studio audience. And most of the show features live shots from around the country.
Sure, making people pick up fake money in a California neighborhood has to be fun! I saw that the police was even there blocking off the street. So for starters, I don’t think the people in California and Nashville were “surprised”, they had to know about the TV lights, cameras, and the huge crowds outside! Now the pre-recorded segments were probably surprises. I am glad the families featured are getting some help with money, supplies, and even a vacation, but I have a problem with Knock Knock Live.
I found the show very boring and stale. Don’t get me wrong, I am glad FOX is trying to put together a good show like Knock Knock Live, but I think it needs a little more juice! There were plenty of star power, but I thought the show tried way too hard to keep you watching! Heck, with major crowds, TV cameras, and lights outside in your neighborhood, you have to think that these families knew that they were going to be on live TV, and they were told to “act like you were surprised.”
At the end, I will probably not watch Knock Knock Live again. But you know what FOX, it looks like you are still looking for people! I am embedding my casting video, presentation, and podcast again. I told you that if you wanted good ratings that you needed to consider me, it’s not too late to right the sinking ratings ship!