Battling against the London 2012 Olympics, the premier broadcast of Ghetto Justice 2 <怒火街頭2> on Monday, July 30th averaged 29 points in ratings. Approximately 1.86 million viewers watched the premiere in Hong Kong. The sequel lives up to the first installment, which had achieved 28 points in its premiere week last year.
“Law Ba” Bares His Body
Touted as the secret weapon against the Olympics, Ghetto Justice 2’s premiere episode had the female viewers swooning when Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) bared his body together with his buddies, Jazz Lam (林子善) and Sam Lee (李璨琛). The episode also fired up with a ferocious kissing scene between Kevin Cheng and Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), in which Kevin even stripped off his shirt for the steamy intimate scene!
Kevin Cheng to Perform Striptease
Although viewers’ responses for the sequel were encouraging, there were some who lamented over the absence of Joyce Tang (滕麗名) and Eddie Kwan (關禮傑). Producer Joe Chan (陳維冠) revealed that the sequel will spice up with new elements, and the plot will be thickened with more complicated relationships.
Although Kevin and his buddies, Jazz and Sam, will continue to add in their usual comedic touch, their friendship in the series will also be tested due to different values. Kevin Cheng’s ex-wife, Christine Kuo (苟芸慧), will also come between the relationship of Myolie and Kevin, with Myolie eventually triumphing in this love triangle.
Producer Joe Chan also disclosed that viewers can expect more exciting and hot scenes from Kevin and Myolie, and Kevin will even perform a striptease dancing in the latter part of the series!
Olympics Diving Affects “Ghetto Justice 2’s” Ratings
Although Ghetto Justice 2 maintained its ratings performance as compared to last year’s premiere, the Olympics diving segment, which was a favorite sporting game of Hong Kong viewers, did lure some of its viewers away.
Last week, the finale of Witness Insecurity <護花危情>, starring Bosco Wong (黃宗澤) and Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), averaged at 33 points. Compared to Ghetto Justice 2’s premiere broadcast ratings of 29 points, the Olympics diving took away a 4-point rating, causing a loss of approximately 260,000 viewers for Ghetto Justice 2.
Myolie Wu was asked if she was worried that the Olympics would affect Ghetto Justice 2’s ratings. She replied that the Summer Olympics was held once every 4 years, and the ratings would more or less be affected. She hoped that the viewers could watch the premier episode from myTV if they missed it, and it would be good if the ratings could include the online viewership too.
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