According to TV By The Numbers, the show placed second in households, viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.
However after seeing three episodes now, I'm noticing a very distinct pattern to the production: Each show is EXACTLY the same.
Take a CEO who's out of touch with his employees:
- Give him a half day in a variety of next-to-nothing tasks that he is sure to screw up.
- Introduce him to the hard-working, but medically-challenged employee (this last one was a 7-11 clerk on dialysis, but it could also be a garbage collector on chemotherapy.
- Introduce him to some overworked, underpaid, employee that is too blind to notice they are being taken advantage of.
- Introduce him to a talented, creative type whose talents would be better spent somewhere else in the company.
- Have him uncover some issue or problem that needs to be corrected immediately.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Seriously, is this the BEST they could do? It may be a ratings hit right now, but people are going to quickly get tired of this same formula over and over and over again.
I wonder how much the individual companies have paid the producers to get their company included in all this free advertising.