The Hong Kong television ratings for the week ending July 2 was released yesterday. ViuTV’s boys’ love drama Ossan’s Love <大叔的愛> reached 6.4 viewership weekly ratings, while TVB’s Murder Diary <刑偵日記> shockingly received only 17.5 points. With both dramas premiering last Monday during the 9:30 p.m. slot, Ossan’s Love appears to have caused viewers to switch channels.
Featuring Kenny Wong (黃德斌) and MIRROR’s Edan Lui (呂爵安) and Anson Lo (盧瀚霆), Ossan’s Love‘s hilarious plot quickly engaged viewers. The series broke ratings records for ViuTV, helping the station’s viewership double from the prior week’s Beauty and the Best <造美人>.
Although TVB’s Murder Diary features a stellar cast including Kara Hui (惠英紅) and Vincent Wong (王浩信), the drama has already aired on myTV Gold and Youku. Feedback for Murder Diary has been polarized, with some viewers loving the unconventional crime thriller but others finding the story to be confusing. With first-week ratings only an abysmal 17.5 points, Murder Diary is one of the worst performers in TVB’s free-to-air lineup this year.
Other TVB programs fared better and maintained consistent ratings. Come Home Love: Lo and Behold <愛．回家之開心速遞> continued to hold steady with only a slight drop in ratings compared to last week, pulling in 22.5 points. Eliza Sam (岑麗香) and Kenneth Ma’s (馬國明) Plan B <寶寶大過天> received at 21.9 points. Music competition STARS Academy <聲夢傳奇> rose to 17.1 points.
Lastly, TVB’s Sunday variety shows showed a decline. TVB’s All Star Games <明星運動會>received 16.9 points, Jade Solid Gold <勁歌金曲> had 10.5 points, and Love for My Home Hong Kong <尋找家香情> received 7.8 points.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.