Despite high hopes, the first week viewership ratings for TVB series Kids’ Lives Matter <星空下的仁醫> and Take Two <換命真相> in Hong Kong yielded mediocre results.
With Shaun Tam (譚俊彦), Gloria Tang (鄧佩儀), and Jonathan Cheung’s (張頴康) Take Two only averaging about 19.1 points during the first week, it was lower than Come Home Love: Lo and Behold <愛．回家之開心速遞>, which averaged 20.7 points.
Performing even worse than Take Two, Kevin Cheung (鄭嘉穎), Kenneth Ma (馬國明), and Linda Chung’s (鍾嘉欣) medical series Kids’ Lives Matter only garnered 18.5 points.
What shocked viewers most was the fact that Kids’ Lives Matter received a great amount of media buzz before last Monday’s premiere. With two TV Kings starring in the pediatric-themed drama, as well as Linda’s comeback role, many thought the drama would be a big hit.
Although the two dramas were slated to be TVB’s grand productions this year, ratings were even lower than long-running sitcom, However, it is still too early into the broadcasting run to determine whether they will become major flops or pick up viewership in the following weeks.
In contrast to Hong Kong’s lukewarm reception, Mainland Chinese viewers were bigger fans of the show. Chinese netizens gave excellent feedback, and the series received 9 points in critical reviews.
Not all of TVB’s productions have been met with mediocre ratings lately. In fact, during the typhoon warning two weeks ago, long running entertainment news program The Scoop <東張西望> received a rating of 29.2 across seven days of broadcast. Come Home Love also received a 28.5-point rating, and even peaked at 28.7 on October 13.
“Kids’ Lives Matter” Fails to Please Hong Kong Viewers
This article was written by Su for JayneStars.com.