The latest TVB ratings report has been released. Despite the popularity of Barrak O’Karma <金宵大廈>, the supernatural drama only took third place in ratings year-to-date. Big White Duel <白色強人> was in second place, and The Defected <鐵探> took first place.
Starring Selena Lee (李施嬅) and Joel Chan (陳山聰), Barrack O’Karma was not initially expected to do so well in the ratings. Its first week of broadcast only garnered 24.7 points. Strong word-of-mouth and positive online reviews eventually brought up ratings, but the first week numbers factored into the drama’s overall ratings of 27 points. At its highest point, Barrack O’Karma peaked at 31.1 points. The series is regarded as TVB’s most sincere production this year with its original and thrilling storyline.
In contrast, The Defected and Big White Duel were widely marketed before their broadcast, which help them achieve 28.8 points and 28.6 points in average ratings respectively. Thus, despite the success of Barrack O’Karma, the drama only landed in third place in ratings year-to-date .
Currently airing is Finding Her Voice <牛下女高音>, which received an average of 25.6 points in its first week of broadcast. Originally, TVB did not want to air this drama due to Jacqueline Wong‘s (黃心穎) scandal. Luckily, Jacqueline’s scandal did not interfere with the ratings.
As for Come Home Love: Lo and Behold <愛•回家之開心速遞>, the sitcom has already showed over 400 episodes. Last week’s ratings reached 26.4 points.
This article is written by Hailey for JayneStars.com.