And for a show that has been a social media favorite for years, it’s no surprise that “‘Til DeAth Do Us Part” was a hit on Twitter. EW can exclusively reveal that the series finale was the most tweeted-about episode of television so far this year. The finale had more than 1.7 million tweets globally, with the biggest Twitter moment surrounding the reveal of Alex Drake, Spencer’s twin.
The finale, however, did not beat out the most tweeted PLL episode of all time, which remains 2015’s season 6 finale, “Game Over, Charles.”
Answers given consistently throughout 7B, not just thrown at us in the finale.
If ‘ThatNight‘ is important (which I think it is), show us the events of that night chronologically for e.g. who got buried first in the gazebo.
DO NOT REPEAT THE MISTAKES OF 6X10 when filming 7X20. That episode was poorly written and executed. Charlotte’s motivation for torturing the liars felt incredibly weak. The entire structure of the episode was disappointing as well as inconsistencies in Charlotte’s story.
Uber A’s motivation needs to be strong– they need to have a reason that is more than just seeking revenge for Charlotte’s murder. I want the girls to be guilty of having done something unforgivable to A.D for them to be targeted in such a brutal way. (I know Marlene has said A.D began their game after Charlotte’s death which in my opinion has to be a lie to mislead us. A.D had to have been playing the game with Charlotte before she got caught which is why they were able to take over easily after she was murdered).
Don’t leave reveals until the last 5 minutes of an episode – they should be consistent throughout the episode.
Don’t overhype the finale/premiere/any episode to get higher ratings –it has the opposite effect and leaves fans disappointed for e.g. The twitter hashtag #BigAreveal used to promote 5B finale was extremely misleading and left fans feeling cheated out on after the finale aired.
Make 7B climatic, emotional, deadly, answer-packed – 7A was good and it paralleled earlier seasons however considering this is the last season it lacked climax and answers we should have got. Too much of it was filled with romance filler storylines (haleb, spaleb drama, ezria engagement) most fans have no interest in. These storylines are enjoyable and fun to watch until they overtake the mystery of the show. We want answers and plot progression. 7B should have less romance, more mystery and plot development – most fans watch the show for the mystery not the ships.
More A.D texts/messages and scenes!!!
PLL weddingshouldn’t take up most of the finale – this is the last episode and we want everything that has happened in the last 7 seasons to make sense.
Don’t spoil the events of the finale or any episode by using ‘spoilery’ clips in promos/sneak peeks or in the synopsis. Some great moments in 6x20 were ruined through sneak peeks such as the scene with Mary Drake dressed as mummified Jessica to scare Alison. If a character is to be murdered in an episode don’t tell us this in advance. We prefer to not know and be genuinely shocked than to expect a death.
Reveal the identity of A.D/Uber A before the series finale and DON’T advertise when that will be for higher ratings. We want to be surprised.
While I have no further desire to pick on last weekend’s Jem and the Holograms, it is striking to compare the two female-centric genre offerings as a template of what to do and what not to do. Aside from being one of those “spend the whole movie to get to the starting gate” origin story” prequels, Jem failed because the (male) filmmakers involved didn’t trust the core concept of a spectacular female-centric musical action show and instead turned it into something stereotypically “girly.” The film, which was a mediocre version of what it was trying to be, pleased absolutely no one by alienating the fans and patronizing the would-be teen girl audience who prefers the likes of Pitch Perfect or Pretty Little Liars.
Supergirl, which debuted to rave reviews and kick-ass ratings on Tuesday night, made no such mistake. And that, at the moment, is its biggest win. It is as action-packed as Arrow, as sci-fi crazy as early episodes of The Flash, and as explosive as any male-centric action show. And in terms of the action, it doesn’t hold back in its violence. Okay, so the show isn’t yet violent in the “How do Gotham City and/or Star City have any cops left?” fashion, but the action is every bit as punishing as any male-centric superhero show. Not only does Kara kick super heroic butt, but she also gets smacked down, by a Kryptonian MRA troll no-less, when dramatically appropriate in a way that offers her no quarter in regards to gender. And its heroine required no approval from a dead dad or a living boyfriend to become the superheroine she wanted to be.
What ‘Supergirl’ Could Have Taught ‘Jem And The Holograms’
So the PLL ratings have continued to go down so much that they fell below 2 million viewers which is the first time ever. I’m not saying it’s because of what they’ve done to Ezria/Ezra, but well, it’s just “conveniently” during the time they ruined them.
1.577 million people watched PLL yesterday night. That’s almost 0.5 million less than last week’s episode which ahd 2.045 million viewers. And it’s also the lowest rating this season and the entire show.
The 3rd annual Halloween special of social media juggernaut, “Pretty Little Liars,” became ABC Family’s #2telecast in the network’s history in Women 18-34, the series’ #2 telecast on record in Adults 18-34, and its #3 telecast of all time in Adults 18-49 (1.8 million/1.4 rating) andWomen 18-49.
Moreover, the ‘Grave New World’ special became the 7th “Pretty Little Liars’” episode to amass over 1 million Tweets (1,160,813), according to SocialGuide, reaching over 6 million people and creating more than 59 million.
Impressively, this gives ABC Family the Top 4 ‘most tweeted’ series episodes in TV history, and 5 of the Top 7 overall. And on Facebook, the episode trended throughout the night, placing among the Top 10 most trending topics.
“Pretty Little Liars” ranked as ABC Family’s #1 “13 Nights of Halloween”telecast in its 15 year history across target Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Adults 18-49, Women 18-49, Viewers 12-34) and Females 12-34, and its #3 telecast in the event’s history in Total Viewers.