“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.

Source: HK01

This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.

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  1. airport striker second best rating…what a joke. drama was pretty worthless if it wasn’t for the cute boys.

  2. Top 2 became Top 2 cos everyone is stuck at home.
    Even my mum who watched every junk available said Airport show is bad. Everyone tuned in to relieve the good old days for forensic but was disappointed (i couldnt finished it)

    DBZ is 3rd cos of the cast, been a while since Wayne, Moses and Ali are onscreen

  3. I want to think that everyone just left the tv on for some noise and that no one actually watched airport strikers. I mean airport stories…. I really hope they don’t give best drama to FH4 even though it had the biggest budget. It was such a forgettable drama compared to the first three, and even the third one was bad.

  4. Airport strikers is number two???? How??? I didn’t watch it when it came out because it was so bad but recently watched it out of desperation and nothing else to watch lol. Still bad.

    Death by zero definitely better than the top two

  5. Tvb is the greatest beneficiary from this covid pandemic. All their dramas aired during this period have high (relatively) ratings, even garbage like Airport Strikers. Honestly I also dont get the hype over DBZ. The storyline is borrowed from john Wick, with all those assassins and cleaners. So far-fetched. And that annoying cop who doesn’t look or act one bit like a cop. The ending is totally predictable too.

  6. Besides the modern assassin subject, DBZ wasn’t very original in plot. There weren’t any unpredictable surprises. But it had the best ensemble cast with fun, unique characters and great acting.

    Wayne was awesome and his storyline with his daughter was touching. Elena was steady but I wish character had more to do. Moses wasn’t new, but he’s at his best with this type of cool, prickly character. Ali showed a whole new side of her acting and was so charming. I finally warmed up to Katy. Samantha, Timothy, Bing, and even the bad guys were fun. The characters made the series strong.

  7. Horrible drama…I fast forwarded the last 15 episodes …I wanted to get it over with it asap…the end was anticlimactic. The most absurd drama.The fighting sucked…I know it;s not the center point of the drama it`s more like comedy..but still …being a kung fu fan in my childhood, it was quite dissapointing.

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