When it comes to broadcasting their own in-house dramas, ViuTV usually airs them in the 11:30 p.m. time slot. However, the company has produced two dramas featuring a very strong cast in which they hope to change their broadcasting time to prime-time at 9:30 p.m. Since this is TVB’s peak ratings hour, could ViuTV’s latest move be a tactic to challenge its highly promoted drama The Defected <鐵探>?
ViuTV’s lineup includes two dramas featuring TVB Best Actress, Sheren Tang (鄧萃雯). Firstly, Detective Prequel <詭探前傳>, featuring Sheren, Adam Cheng (鄭少秋), and Michael Tao (陶大宇), will take viewers back to the 1980s in Hong Kong when superstitions were highly believed. As for Sheren’s second drama, The Marriage <婚內情>, she will be partnering with Sunny Chan (陳錦鴻). With such an experienced cast in these dramas, ViuTV definitely wants to expand its viewership opportunities .
During an interview with Sheren, she discussed her excitement for the time change regarding her new dramas. She said, “ViuTV regards these two dramas highly because they touch on topics that are discussion worthy. But it involves some risk since many viewers don’t know that ViuTV has their own dramas, so it will take time for viewers to accept them. I wanted to film a Hong Kong production because it’s been a while since local audience has seen me on screen. I really look forward to it. Times have changed; new creativity and improvements are needed. I hope that today’s Hong Kong dramas can still capture audiences.”
ViuTV will be hosting a press conference to discuss future drama release times.
This article is written by Hailey for JayneStars.com.