TV Ratings Report: “Blue Veins” Picks Up Steam

By on May 3, 2016 in NEWS, TV Dramas

TV Ratings Report: “Blue Veins” Picks Up Steam

Now that the slow but mandatory character introductions are finally over, TVB’s fantasy drama Blue Veins <殭> can finally get into the juicy story it wants to tell.

The vampire drama, which stars Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) and Kay Tse (謝安琪), brought in subpar viewership ratings when it first debuted in mid-April. But the show seems to be finally holding up on its own, as ratings from last week’s Monday to Friday episodes increased to 23.3 points, drawing in at least 1.51 million live viewers per episode.

TVB’s second-line ratings went up by 1.7 points last week with the debut of My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan <火線下的江湖大佬>, starring Kent Cheng (鄭則士) and Tommy Wong (黃光亮). The show brought in an average of 24.1 points per episode and reeled in 1.56 million live viewers. The first episode, aired on April 25, averaged 26 points.

Meanwhile, Helen To’s (杜如風) travelogue program about Japan, Kansai Raider <関西攻略>, kept most of the viewers from Blue Veins and averaged 22.2 points last week.

TVB received seven complaints in regards to My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan. Most of the complaints pointed out that the drama’s topic about triad organizations was too dark to be aired on a second-line timeslot, as the topic is harmful to youths.

TVB responded to these complains by arguing that the story of My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan is about two has-been triad leaders who want to start new lives as good people. TVB urged viewers to be more patient with the show, as the story delivers good moral messages.

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

19 comments to TV Ratings Report: “Blue Veins” Picks Up Steam

  1. sasamii says:

    Wow, Helen To’s program is getting really good ratings for the timeslot. I think there is something adorable about her though, so I agree with the ratings!

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    • snoopy replied:

      Kansai Raider is really good because of Helen To’s blunt honesty about everything. I really like her hosting style, its very real and fun to watch!

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  2. elizabeth says:

    I quite like “My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan”. It is not very very action-packed or suspenseful but I do want to know what turns out for the gang after 20 years, It does have its charm and strangely, Kent and Alice’s chemistry is not too bad. I am rooting for Eliza and Joel this series over the main couple Eliza and Matt. Sigh.

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  3. ivan says:

    Lol 23points is quite disappointing

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  4. lileric says:

    My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan is too dark? lol

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  5. happybi says:

    Ratings are so low compared to before.

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    • lileric replied:

      @happybi
      Reminds me When Heaven Burns ratings was around this number, and then it peaked at 34 at the end.

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  6. sherla1019 says:

    Give me a break Blue Vein is picking up where is it going??!! I dont see the plot going anywhere its mad slow its already on eps 22 for god sake!! I bet that there gonna rush into ending again sigh……

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    • lileric replied:

      @sherla1019

      Yet it is indeed quite slow, the series have some serious pacing issues. I wish they never had the moon/memory loss thing on kay tse’s character and her crying over and over again.

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  7. funnlim says:

    Blue veins is just silly.

    Kent cheng new series is worth a watch. Not sure whats the complaints about. Bubbly eliza sum is cute even if she mis pronounced words. I cant stand kingdom yuen though. I wished she just shut up. This is one series i am watching.

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    • stessanne replied:

      @funnlim ~ Yotally agree with you. MDMRP is certainly a better drama to watch compared to that silly BV which is a total waste of time! Kingdom Yuen is so bloody disgusting.. feel like giving her 2 tight slaps to shut her up!

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  8. mulder99 says:

    I prefer Dangerous mafia to Blue Veins…

    Blue Veins has taken about 16 episodes to pickup…
    I’ve fast forward every episode….too many boring bits…
    You can start from episode 1 then skip til episode 16 and still pickup the series…

    Dangerous Mafia has a decent story, and the 3 main leads are entertaining to watch.. I like Alice Chan in this….
    But Kingdom Yuen is just over doing it and gets on your nerves sometimes.

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  9. dramadrama says:

    I like Mafia’s story and casts much more better than Blue Veins. However, I wonder why Janestar never include any article about Mafia. The plot is meaningful, and they portrayed it in a funny way. And most casts are veterans. It should deserve an article by itself….

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  10. coralie says:

    I’m embarrassed to say this, but I haven’t stopped watching Blue Veins -_-;

    The script is poorly editted, the acting is terrible and the plot is full of holes…yet I keep watching. I am shameless.

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    • jessehsuan replied:

      @coralie hahaha same here. There are a lot of scenes in Blue Veins that are rubbish yet im excited to watch each episode…probably I enjoyed Kay’s character and her scenes with Kevin.

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      • coralie replied:

        @jessehsuan it’s definitely become my dirty secret lol but i relish it with glee. even my younger sisters won’t watch it ’cause they think the acting sucks. i think it’s finally something new from TVB though, so i enjoy it for what it’s worth.

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    • stessanne replied:

      @coralie ~ Poor script! Complete waste of time!

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  11. funnlim says:

    Can someone kill off Kingdom Yuen’s character? She is so annoying and the actress just can’t seem to shut up.

    Same reason like I want that Yiqu King to die in Legend of Miyue!!!!!!!

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    • dramadrama replied:

      @funnlim She had to act irritating, I think. Cos her character in the drama was supposed to be irritating older sister who leech off and manipulates her younger sister. If u think she is irritating enough, means she actually acted well.

      Alice Chan is getting prettier, as she gets older. She have a matured, sexy feels without the need of stripping. I hope to see more of her acting with veterans actors and actresses!

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