The new Fox series Mobbed drew 10.8 million viewers last night, after 22 million watched its lead in American Idol.
In the debut episode a man wants to surprise his wife, by getting married with a mob of people being there to dance to the song Everlasting Love.
One selling point for this show, is that the show builds suspense as it goes, so shouldn’t lose any viewers in the second half.
The original plan was to have 100 in the mob but by the time of the event, over 1,000 people were part of the mob.
There was one ingredient to the event that could have backfired. When they decided to create some jealousy by having a girl pretend to be the man’s girfriend, it upset the man’s girlfriend.
However all is well that ends well when she is told everything will be alright and next thing you know the security guard starts singing and the event goes off as planned.
Won’t give any more details in case someone wants to see the entire 43 minute video at Fox.com. Just look for full episodes.
Howie Mandel did a great job of coordinating the event. It will be interesting to see if they can come up with another show as good as the one last night.