“Armed Reaction 2021” Fails to Engage Viewers
TVB’s ratings report for the week ending February 14 have been released. Armed Reaction 2021 <陀槍師姐2021> had an average opening week, but the ratings have fallen over the second and third weeks of broadcast. Despite bearing the classic Armed Reaction title, the latest installment has been unable to live up to its predecessors.
As it has been 17 years since the last Armed Reaction drama was aired, many of the previous actors could not be assembled for the latest installment. Although the original storyline was abandoned, viewers still hope for some similarities and expected a more exciting and fast-paced storyline with larger-than-life villains as seen the previous four dramas. However, Armed Reaction 2021 is missing all of these elements because the series was filmed as a family-friendly comedy.
Despite featuring the popular pairing of Moses Chan (陳豪) and Jessica Hsuan (宣萱), the ratings for Armed Reaction 2021 have been disappointing. In its second week of broadcast ending February 7, the drama achieved 22.4 viewership ratings points. In the ensuing week ending February 14, the drama’s ratings dipped slightly to 22.3 points.
In contrast, Come Home Love: Lo and Behold <愛·回家之開心速遞> continues to lead the station’s viewership ratings, averaging ratings of 27.2 points for the week ending February 7, and 25.7 points for the week ending February 14 despite the busy Lunar New Year holiday.
Mainland Chinese drama, The Legend of Xiao Chuo <燕云台>, pulled 23 points in its final week of airing, and averaged 22.1 points for its entire Hong Kong broadcast.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.