“Limelight Years” Peak at 30 Ratings Points
Liza Wang (汪明荃) and Damian Lau’s (劉松仁) Limelight Years <武則天> was met with a warm reception. Peaking at 30 ratings points, the drama attracted 2 million local viewers, once again proving the magnetism of Liza’s star power.
In its third week of broadcast, Limelight Years is one of the most highly-rated series this year. Last night’s episode averaged 26.4 ratings points, drawing in over 1.71 million viewers. During Monday’s episode, the scene with Liza and Jonathan Wong (王梓軒), who plays her son in the series, propelled the series to a peak rating of 30.3 points.
Touched by the support from viewers, Liza rejoiced when she heard news of the good ratings. Complimenting Jonathan for being an excellent newcomer, Liza expressed, “That scene was very touching – the majority of this week’s scenes will revolve around my relationship with my children. Jonathan plays someone who is mentally ill. He’s a newcomer and because the role is very difficult to portray, we had a discussion before we began filming. I know he’s very hardworking and has done a lot of background work beforehand. I told him that eye expressions are very important and they shouldn’t be overlooked. Damian also helped mentor the newcomers.”
Can’t Compare Two Series of Different Genres
While Limelight Years has been well received, it still fell behind the ratings of Mainland drama The Empress of China <武則天>, which is currently broadcast in Hong Kong. Liza stated the two series are of different genres and cater to different audience groups.
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.