MNeo From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2004, 776 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2260 times:
What did you think about Richard Branson's new show.
I personally liked it. It was a change from the Boring Reality shows. But I wonder if Branson himself was in the two challenges because the camera never showed his actual face. But the Official Aircraft is a A340-600 but with some glitches showing a 744 and a A343 taking off. Did anyone get a Registration
Cessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2248 times:
Just caught the last hour or so of the show. I think I'll continue to watch it next week, that is if I don't get called on my reserve. To the typical viewer, one who is not so interested in aviation, I'm not sure how the show went through. I watched due to my interest in the aerial shots; the premise is OK. These shows usually get more interesting as the public gets to know the characters. A good concept and I hope it catches on.
Nice shots of the biplane wingwalking challenge but I was a little confused... how could one win and the other one lose at that? I guess if one climbed back down out of fear or dropped the pole. Nice to see the 346 as a Star. That plane is just plain HOT, as were the flight attendants! Hope to see more of 'em for sure (the F/A's of course...).
As for the plane type inconsistency: irrelevant and rightfully so as 99.99% of the viewers don't give a shit about this sort of thing.
J_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
It was "The Apprentice" done in "Fear Factor" mode!
I also liked the way he was the cab driver...shocked the folks who didn't care about him...
And would YOU climb on top of a balloon? I wouldn't for ANY amount of money!
Boeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2166 times:
The ratings weren't that great. Here's a piece from Reuters:
Branson has bumpy take-off in new Fox-TV series
Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:36 PM ET
LOS ANGELES, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Sir Richard Branson may be a world-famous businessman and adventurer, but adding "TV star" to his resume may be difficult after the premiere of his new reality series on Fox attracted low ratings.
"The Rebel Billionaire," was fifth among broadcast networks in total viewership and in the ratings for adults under 50 in its Tuesday night debut, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research released on Wednesday.
Branson's show drew an average of 4.85 million viewers in the 8 p.m. hour, putting it fifth place behind the other major networks and "The Gilmore Girls" on WB.