After serving jail time for his DUI offense, Mat Yeung (楊明) is having trouble salvaging his negative image. TVB may favor the actor despite his continuous reckless behavior, but viewers are not too thrilled to see him on Come Home Love: Lo and Behold <愛·回家之開心速遞> as indicated by the slipping ratings.
Mat plays kind-hearted character, “Red Bean Tang Yuan,” which TVB expected would please viewers.
Although Come Home Love has been a family favorite among all ages, last week’s ratings were evidently dragged down by Mat and only managed to peak at 20.9 points. Meanwhile, Owen Cheung (張振朗) and Katy Kung’s (龔嘉欣) new drama, Unchained Medley <靈戲逼人> peaked at 21.7 points.
While the episodes without Mat easily garnered over 40,000 clicks within two days, two of the three episodes with Mat hover between 34,000 and 36,000 clicks.
Although Mat only starred in three episodes of Come Home Love so far, there is evidence he may become a long-running character on the show after his girlfriend Lisa Chong (莊思明) posted a photo of him in the TV studio. Judging from the storyline as well, it is speculated that Mat will continue his role in the sitcom.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.