Finale Ratings for “When Heaven Burns” and “Bottled Passion”

By on January 3, 2012 in NEWS, TV Dramas

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TVB aired the finale for its controversial series, When Heaven Burns <天與地>, on Sunday January 1, 2012. The 2-hour finale for When Heaven Burns averaged 30 points in ratings, peaking at 34 points.

Another recently popular series, Producer Lee Tim Sing’s (李添勝) Bottled Passion <我的如意狼君> broadcast its ending episode on Monday January 2, 2012. The 2-hour finale averaged 36 points in ratings, peaking at 40 points.

Jayne: Both “When Heaven Burns” and “Bottled Passion” pulled in impressive ratings, despite the “PK” timeslot that Producer Lee Tim Sing had complained about earlier. It really goes to show that the ratings would have been much higher had they received more ideal broadcast slots in October.

However, all along “Bottled Passion” pulled in higher ratings than “When Heave Burns.” Such ratings results may also show that the majority of Hong Kong audience viewers still prefer straightforward story telling, given that most have a habit of watching dramas during dinner time.

52 comments to Finale Ratings for “When Heaven Burns” and “Bottled Passion”

  1. FungfungFan says:

    I really enjoyed Bottled passion, hope there is a squeal to it.. I watched the Finale 2 times and i cried both of the times, shows that the cast and crew did a really good job bringing the emotion 😛 YAY Niki and Raymond <3

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    • Mikkie1 replied:

      I wouldn’t want a sequel despite the fact I enjoyed the drama a lot. The drama already ended with all loose ends tied up and sequels will just be ehhh. Wouldn’t want it to end up like laughing gor series, dragging on and on.

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      • Jadio replied:

        Ya agree with Mikkie1. I liked Bottled Passion, but I wouldn’t want a sequel.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Where is the sequel?!?! He is DEAD! What is this LGV (Laughing Gor Virus) infecting everything?!

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      • dgreendot replied:

        Gee thanks Funn Lim for spoiling the ending for the rest of us who haven’t finished it yet. =(

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  2. dai si jie says:

    And now year of the sequels begin

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    • Shelby replied:

      lol:D thats wat i think too

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  3. Larry 3 says:

    I am happy for both series to get good ratings. WHB especially needed a higher numbers, too bad it had pathetic 23 points, TWICE…{1 point represents 63,880 viewers}.

    BP great series, really surpass 2 million viewership number mark, too bad the ratings didnt help. Story was excellent…. till the ending.

    Good start in the new year for TVB in the ratings department.

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  4. Azi says:

    The ending of bp was sctually leaked. The last 2 eps was available online before it was broadcast in hk

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  5. Rika says:

    Bottled Passion was excellent! They deserved the finale ratings 🙂

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  6. Azi says:

    Thank god whb is over! I watched like the last 15 mins and it is surprisely good and the it really matches when the song

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    • Kidd replied:

      You miss the other good part that happen in the beginning of last episode.

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  7. sandcherry says:

    The ending of WHB was sctually leaked, too. The last 2 episodes were available on YouTube before it was aired in Hong Kong.

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  8. Funn Lim says:

    The poster for BP is so misleading.

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    • loungegirl replied:

      “The poster for BP is so misleading.”

      And unfitting. I don’t like the title either. What’s so clever about changing the “狼” word? The title and poster looks like it belongs to a comedy drama.

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  9. sandcherry says:

    I did not watch PB, but I heard that the ending is ridiculously unreasonable while the ending of WHB is super. Almost everyone supports it though it is also a sad ending. It gives us good and clear messages why the characters had that kind of endings.

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  10. Lynne says:

    I really enjoyed watching BP till the final episode 21. How I wish I had not watch 21.
    How on hell can Raymond walk for hours on the street after being stabbed??? And then got on a boat…to where? Why? Maybe he found out that Elaine is pregnant with his baby!
    Sucked! Tim gor really dig his own grave with such a ridiculous ending unless he has a hidden agenda…lol

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    • Random G replied:

      i really wish i did not watch 21 either. now i can’t sleep, i’m so sad.

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      He didn’t sleep with Elaine maybe? He would not lower himself to such low? And maybe… maybe Tim Gor had no say in the ending?!?!?

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      • Veejay replied:

        U know Funn, I also wonder if he sleep with Elaine too until she trusted him so much even to sacrifice the relationship of her with her family and etc.

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      • exoidus replied:

        doubt they slept together otherwise she would’ve freaked out bc of all his scars, LOL

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Sacrifice her family for him is something he made her do. But for her to kill herself and then him is something unexpected for such a selfish woman. Maybe they did sleep with one another; such a big bed, such a nice view, what a pity not to use it.

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      • loungegirl replied:

        No way – TBS did not sleep with Yee-Kiu! It was never implied in the drama. (thank goodness!)

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      • Lol replied:

        He definitely did not sleep with her because the entire time he was hiding his past from her, how can he show her his entire body is full of scars. Being shallow and selfish she will never accept him. For sure, they did not sleep with each other.

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    • Alana replied:

      the last episode is just plain silly. Does not make sense. If he made it to the hospital instead of walking around for hours, he would have live….
      it is just ridiculous.

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      • random G girl replied:

        yeah…he could’ve rescued himself. he had all the time in the world to get medical attention! it’s only 1 stab in the belly.

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  11. Lynne says:

    But I really love Niki and Raymond.
    They make a lovely couple.
    Bravo Niki! I think you are brilliant!

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  12. kitari says:

    it’s really AMAZING for BP to get 40 points for such a sucky timeslot. what a waste for BP to be aired in dec. had it been aired in its original timeslot of oct, the ratings could have easily hit 45 points and above!

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  13. Tin tin says:

    I like the ending of WHB, the ending is very cleverly done.

    WHB’s finale rating is good, considering the poor rating at the middle episodes.

    I remember the “Gem of Life” which got power casts and aired for TVB anniversary, but the finale rating is almost the same as WHB.

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      How cleverly done?

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      • josie replied:

        There’s a real and a hypothetical ending. Makes u feel like life has no bounds.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        I see! Hypothetical, the big WHAT IF question. Sadly there’s no what if. The dead is dead.

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      • Tin tin replied:

        Didn’t you watch it? if not, you should, I mean the whole series, to appreciate the ending episode.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        I somehow couldn’t click the play button for this one. The ones I did watch is too slow, I find it pretentious and I just switched off. Maybe I shall make a third attempt.

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    • Alana replied:

      The ending for WHB is nicely done.

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  14. Lala says:

    I was happy with the ending of Bottled Passion. But yeah there was a flaw, like someone mentioned he was wondering around a little too long… wasnt there a hospital near by or other pedestrian around? But since im a huge fan of “Bottled Passion” im just going to assume that everyone in that town went to the country to celebrate CNY (LOL)

    But apart from that, although it was a sad ending im quite happy. And to me it made sense. Raymond did hurt Elaine. She lost everything cos of him and being told by her mum their family downfall was all her fault would have messed with her head so her taking revenge made sense.

    I assumed he died judging from their ending lines? Anyone else assume that?

    And i have to say i did get teary when he was on the boat and him a Niki saying the ending lines:
    (warning ABC’s *bad* attempt to translate ahead lol)

    Raymond: Last life, Lei Ho and Milk Candy’s time together was too short.
    This life, Tung Bun Sin and Tsui Sum can not walk together til old.
    Next life, Can you let me love you one more time?

    Little Niki: See you next life
    Raymond: See you next life

    Niki: Actually, the heavens treated us really well.
    Lei Ho (in our) last life made a date (?/promise) to Milk Candy Girl
    In this life, we can meet again
    So many people only wish for one life time together, but can not have it happen (?)
    But us, could have two lives together

    …..See you next life

    *Sorry for the bad translation of Niki’s line i couldn’t find the right words in English on the top of my head, but you guys get it… i hope

    Yeah that moment made me so awwwwr hope they can love in their next life too ='(

    Yes im a hopeless romantic LOL

    Also i think if this was aired in oct last year i have no doubt this series would have won the major awards lets hope this series will be remembered at the end of this year =/ they seriously deserve some sort of award

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      “Raymond: Last life, Lei Ho and Milk Candy’s time together was too short.
      This life, Tung Bun Sin and Tsui Sum can not walk together til old.
      Next life, Can you let me love you one more time?”

      The irony of this is there is no next life. Both Candy girl and tsui sum is one one life that is the present one. Sorry to say I find the ending stupid. I understand why it ended that way but I feel it need not be that way. Can’t they just have a happy end or at least the guy just die there and then instead of crawling all the way to a boat for a I suppose viking death?!

      The romantic one was No Regrets. I still remember the last line;

      Miss Kau
      I wonder if I were to die, will there be anyone waiting for me at the other side?

      Lau Sing
      That depends if You die first or I die first.

      And that says it all!

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      • Snow replied:

        oh i absolutely loved No Regrets’ ending lines!!! lau sing and kau ku leong didnt hv rlly have an obvious passionate relationship but their love for each other is so so so so deep :’)

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      • Mimi replied:

        I totally agreed with the ending of no regrets so much better. Should nopt have made episode 21 and it would be happy ending after they gone thru so much to be together..Unless some big ship saved him and operated and he lost his memory and came back and they fell in love again..that would be their next life…I chased this series every night ( I am in Australia and it airs 11:30pm-12:30am and I get up at 7am!!!)…I dont like the ending…=(

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      • Lynne replied:

        I like what u said, Funn.
        Agreed (only this time)

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    • loungegirl replied:

      The “Last life.., this life.., next life..” lines were just corny – NO comparison to ‘No Regrets’ at all. The whole boat scene was just overdoing it and unnecessary – hated it.

      WHB’s ending was good. Liked the final 2 episodes more than the rest of the drama.

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      • random G girl replied:

        i feel that they overdid the last part and tried way too hard to make the drama sad and romantic. if they had toned down epi 21, then it would be so much better.

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    • josie replied:

      Yes, I couldn’t think of a good translation for “yeurk ding” either. I guess “made a date” is closest to it.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        In that context Yeuk ding can be promised to be together or fated.

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  15. Katie says:

    The last episode was so sad!!! I really wished they ended up together. There are many comments in endless forums for TVB to film an alternative ending.
    I vote a yes to it. It was too sad that Raymond walked miles to some random boat and consequently died rather than go to the hospital ….

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  16. Mika says:

    Yay congratulations to both series Bottled Passion and When Heaven Burns! I enjoyed both series very much especially Bottled Passion. Even though the finale was tragic i enjoyed the plot and the casts acting overall! Well done to producer Tim Gor 🙂

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  17. mousey says:

    BP was initally set to air in Super Snoops’ time slot. I would rather have watched BP than super snoops..

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    • Lynne replied:

      SS is such a boring one…
      Better not watch.

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  18. sehseh says:

    Lol… Ka Ming time traveled to BP ending as well.

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  19. lve88 says:

    wish that Niki and Raymond actually got married before he died
    in Bottled Passion
    I mean they waited for a long time to finally be together ( i wonder why he left her I no he was badly stabled but he should at least see her frist he left her like that is it because he had some thing to hide ?
    I think there should be a part 2 that actually tells us the audience that Raymond actually did not die but since he was badly wounded he need to go some where else to hide from niki until his wound got better or something

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  20. smurf120 says:

    finally watched the ending to BP – ?????
    is all I can say. Its a bit of fail (almost comedic) that he walked through main street during weekday (when same time during other scenes it was covered with people walking and street vendors) with knife stuck to his side. I’m positive he died of bleedout rather than injury to internal organ.

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  21. jayden says:

    love the episode. I watch it over and over but didn’t like the ending. They should end up together since they sacrified so much 🙁

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