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