“Come Home Love: Dinner at 8” Premieres to 29 Points

Led by Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and Teresa Mo (毛舜筠), the new TVB sitcom Come Home Love: Dinner at 8 <愛.回家之八時入席> is off to a fantastic start. The show, which premiered on April 4, 2016, achieved an average of 29 rating points on Monday, breaking an eight-year record.

On Tuesday, Dinner at 8’s main cast including Wayne Lai, Teresa Mo, Power Chan (陳國邦), Angela Tong (湯盈盈), and Florence Kwok (郭少芸) attended an event to celebrate the show’s premiere ratings. They announced that the first episode averaged 29 points and peaked at 30 points, with approximately 1.93 million viewers tuning in.

Teresa said she was pleasantly surprised about the high ratings. “Ratings were never in the back of my mind so I had no expectations. This is a huge encouragement. I guess the viewers were really looking forward to us collaborating again after so many years!”

In custom fashion, reporters asked Teresa if the cast would celebrate the ratings by attending events in only their swimsuits. Teresa immediately said, “Wayne said he would. He’s keeping fit right now. As for me… I am known for being too skinny.” Wayne shook his head, “What? No, that is not what you’re known for.”

Taken aback by Wayne’s response, Teresa exclaimed, “Look how lecherous he is!” Wayne said, “I meant to say you’re known for your body!” Teresa laughed and said, “Don’t say it like you know me so well! I’m going to complain to Mrs. Lai!”

Power, on the other hand, said he was in shock when he was told of the ratings. “I wasn’t expecting this at all!”

As Dinner at 8 would be inviting many celebrity guest stars to the show, Power was asked if he would ask his wife, actress Mimi Lo (羅敏莊) to join the cast. Power said, “Not at the moment. My wife needs to take care of our daughter. She’s her play group teacher, her mother, and her babysitter.” He added that Mimi is also busy with other MC jobs.

In related news, Dinner at 8’s predecessor Come Home Love <愛.回家>, which aired its finale on April 1, achieved an average rating of 23 points and a peak of 25 points, reaching 1.49 million viewers. The 35th Hong Kong Film Awards, aired on Sunday, averaged 24 points and peaked to 27 points, reaching 1.59 million viewers.

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

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  1. I kinda feel bad for Florence Kwok.. It seems like she’s not being casted in any other dramas where she could exercise her acting playing different roles in different genres, it’s like she’s a permanent fixture in TVB sitcoms.

    1. @melodylai
      Florence was brilliant in the series ‘no good either way’ so I don’t know why TVB didn’t continue to cast her in more series.With the lack of good experienced actors in tvb dramas these days, it’s a waste to send her away to act in long term sitcoms.

  2. I think Florence is quite a good actress, but she lacks a good role. If TVb ever does more law-related series, Florence is not a bad choice for a lawyer.

    1. @elizabeth

      Recently she has lacked a good role. 15+ plus years ago she had already proven herself in ‘time before time’, ‘feminine masculinity’ and ‘at the threshold of an era’. Just didn’t get the chance of a lead role afterwards.

      1. @jimmyszeto i think florence did quite well in “best selling secrets” as queenie, amd also in “off pedder” but thats abput it. Ma yau from “come home love” is quite annoying at times. Lang yang from “king maker” is a great villain but it was too small a role and she was not the big boss so not much development. Florence has quite a good range so and she can really help a series along even in a supporting role.

      2. @elizabeth

        Watch Ruco’s recent comedy ‘no good either way’. Florence had the best performance in it along with Qiu BoBo. I’ve seen it twice!

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