A decision was made to make the Kara Tahta (Blackboard) series final in the 10th episode, which started broadcasting with great expectations on TRT1, a public broadcaster, but this decision was quickly abandoned. It was an important step to avoid this situation that could seriously damage TRT1’s image, and not allow image loss even with low ratings.
It is a commercial reality that private channels have canceled TV series created with great expectations and efforts in a short time. The audience was upset when ATV announced that the fifth episode was the finale for the TV series Sevmek Zaman (Time to Love), which had just started and starring İlhan Şen and Deniz Işın.
For viewers who like a story and are eagerly waiting to see where it will lead, the early finals due to low ratings are almost a nightmare. This situation, which is experienced every season, also reduces the appetite of many TV series fans to watch TV shows. Private television channels also do not want to incur losses by carrying low-rated TV series under difficult conditions.
At this point, the decrease in audience trust, reaction and the formation of a troubled image for the next projects are the problems that need to be solved by private channels.
There is also a situation where the public broadcaster TRT1 has made a serious attack lately and cares more about the ratings, and the audience is extremely satisfied with this attack. However, the emergence of an early final decision in the 10th episode for TRT1’s Kara Tahta series, starring Miray Daner and Furkan Andıç, and the comeback following Miray Daner’s words supporting this were also an important move.
The continuation of the Kara Tahta series was important not only for the viewers who liked the story and wanted to see the result, but also for the team that made a living and thought about their careers.
It was also a good test for TRT1 in terms of not losing its image, failing to let the audience of the series and not opening the door to early finals like private channels.
Private channels are in a more difficult situation, both in terms of business accounts and image. They will either suffer or lose their image.
For now, loss of image is preferred instead of damage, but the fact that this situation reflects negatively on the television habits of the viewers and poses a problem for the entire industry remains obvious.