“Death by Zero” is the Third Most Watched TVB Drama in 2020
With the release of the latest TVB viewership ratings reports for the week ending August 9, Death by Zero <殺手> averaged a 32.5 points in its final week of broadcast. Factoring total overall ratings of 30.5 points for the entire drama, Death by Zero became the third most watched TVB series in 2020.
The most viewed series this year is Forensic Heroes 4 <法證先鋒IV>, which averaged 36.3 points. Airport Strikers <機場特警> averaged 33.2 points during its broadcast run, making it the second most watched drama of 2020. However, it is said that both dramas received ratings boost since they were broadcast during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia from February through May, a time period when everyone stayed at home.
In contrast, Death by Zero was aired at the end of June, when COVID-19 had temporarily improved in Hong Kong. Many thought that Death by Zero could have been 2020’s top drama if it were not for the pandemic.
TVB also released the ratings for other shows for the week ending August 9, including On-Lie Game <迷網> which averaged 28.5 points and Come Home Love: Lo and Behold <愛•回家之開心速遞> which remained steady at 31.9 points. The rerun for Line Walker: The Prelude <使徒行者 2> in the midnight timeslot averaged 7.8 points.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.