Following Felix Wong’s (黃日華) criticism of TVB as “Totally Very Bad” and Golden Producer Lee Tim Shing’s (李添勝) complaint that Bottled Passion <我的如意狼君> was given a “PK broadcast time slot,” Michael Miu (苗僑偉) was frankly unhappy that his new drama, L’Escargot <缺宅男女> was aired during the Lunar New Year “cannon fodder” time slot. This resulted in the drama’s ratings hovering between 26 to 27 points.
L’Escargot was a realistic and tragic drama that did not contain any comedic elements. The content was not suitable to be aired during the festive Lunar New Year time frame. Michael said angrily, “During the Lunar New Year, series with happier content should be broadcast. I do not understand why L’Escargot was aired now! The Programming Department made a very unwise arrangements! I am really unhappy!”
Asked whether the broadcast schedule dragged down the ratings, Michael questioned whether the ratings results were credible. “The online and audience reaction have been very good. However, the ratings were affected by the broadcasting schedule! When Oscar Leung (梁烈唯) slapped Mandy Wong (黃智雯) in the drama, the ratings peaked at 36 points, but the following day, the ratings slipped significantly by 10 points, losing 600,000 viewers! The audience needs to chase the follow-up to the earlier episode! It is really off the mark!”
Source: Oriental Daily
Jayne: The cast in L’Escargot is quite attractive. Hopefully the ratings will rise now that the Lunar New Year holiday is over. Michael did not have any positive things to say about TVB since Gun Metal Grey, but he comes across as a person with good EQ and less explosive than Felix Wong though.