“No Reserve” Ratings Drop to an All-Time Low of 14.9 Points

By on December 30, 2016 in NEWS, TV Dramas

“No Reserve” Ratings Drop to an All-Time Low of 14.9 Points

The third installment to Lee Tim-sing’s (李添勝) Rosy Business franchise <巾幗梟雄系列> doesn’t seem to be as solid as its predecessors, and the poor ratings are definitely showing it.

The controversial No Reserve <巾幗梟雄之諜血長天>, which had its premiere on TVB’s streaming service myTV SUPER in October, is currently airing the abridged version on TVB’s network, Jade. The first five episodes received a low average rating of 20.6 points, and Saturday’s episode hit an all-time low for a TVB drama, reaching only 14.9 points—only 967,000 viewers watched the episode.

There are some things to consider in regards to the low turnout—all 30 original episodes of No Reserve had already aired on the streaming service myTV SUPER, so a lot of people have already seen it. The drama is also airing during the infamous holiday canon-fodder time slot, which means less people are at home watching it. Saturday’s episode—which only attained 14.9 points—was on Christmas Eve.

But amidst the low ratings and criticism on the flawed script, viewers have been quite impressed with the actors’ performances on the show, and especially in the latest episode, which got netizens feeling both mortified and impressed.

no-reserve-edwin-siu-myolie-wu-1The latest episode took a strange turn last night when Cheung Kei-sang (portrayed by Myolie Wu 胡杏兒) encounters her former lover, the now psychotic Cheung Sai-kia (portrayed by Edwin Siu 蕭正楠) and saves him from danger. After eating some porridge—his lips slobbered with jook—Sai-kia suddenly goes manic and tries to rape Kei-sang.

no-reserve-edwin-siu-myolie-wu-2Sai-kia stops after he catches sight of a pair of woven grasshoppers, which reminded him of his childhood and his time with Kei-sang in the village. He releases her, apologizes, and tells Kei-sang that he still loves her despite what they have gone through. Feeling heartbroken, Kei-sang kisses him, and the two end up sleeping together.

Kei-sang regrets sleeping with Sai-kia, as her heart is now with Kong Sheung-hung (portrayed by Wayne Lai 黎耀祥). She breaks down in front of Sheung-hung, telling him that she’s too dirty and unworthy for him, but true love conquers all, and Sheung-hung proposes to her in the end.

Source: Oriental Daily, HK01

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

7 comments to “No Reserve” Ratings Drop to an All-Time Low of 14.9 Points

  1. lileric says:

    I was mortified at how uninteresting this series was lol when it aired on Mytv Super.

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  2. bearbear says:

    Couldn’t help laughing at the snippets of storyline provided in the article, the story sounds silly.

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  3. chloelee1 says:

    it is a really silly show.
    I dont know how Myolie’s character can be a spy – very unprofessional

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  4. m0m0 says:

    i am somewhat surprised that this drama got such a low rating. it’s is indeed a very bad drama with no character development and they tried to build up every scene intense. however, the low rating is a bit of a shocker because there are a few bad drama with top ten ratings this year. i am surprised that this one fell bottom.

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  5. kllang7979 says:


    It’s sai kai NOT sai kia

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  6. pineapple says:

    I watched the unedited version on myTV Super and it’s actually not that bad. TVB was determined to ruin the show from the start by warehousing it for 3 years, then not giving it a network broadcast, then deciding to do so by putting it in the worst timeslot ever, and showing the edited version with 4 episodes missing.
    I thought Wayne did a good job portraying the villain brother and Edwin Siu did especially well as Sai Kai. Under different circumstances Edwin would have been nominated for an award for his performance. What a shame that TVB ruined everything.

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  7. diana80 says:

    This drama may not be good, but it’s also not the worst drama by TVB in recent years.

    As explained in the article, the drama just had its premier on myTV SUPER and many people have already watched it. To broadcast it again so soon and in the worst timeslot…i’m not surprised with the low rating points of this drama…and somehow agree that TVB indeed tried to ruin the show from the beginning.

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