“Outbound Love” Finale Reaches 32 Points

By on February 19, 2014 in TV Dramas

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TVB’s romantic comedy Outbound Love <單戀雙城> rebounded in ratings in its finale. The last two episodes, which aired back-to-back on Sunday, February 16, obtained an average television viewership rating of 32 points, reaching to 2.05 million viewers across Hong Kong. At its highest point, the ratings reached 35 points with 2.24 million viewers.

Outbound Love stars Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), Aimee Chan (陳茵媺), Lin Xiawei (林夏薇) and Tony Hung (洪永城), in a romance that features a cast from both Hong Kong and Malaysia. It premiered in Hong Kong on January 20, 2014, but due to the series’ clash with the Lunar New Year holidays, Outbound Love drew in low average viewership ratings. In its second week of broadcast, average ratings dipped to 24 points.

Yesterday, Aimee uploaded her Weibo with a post thanking viewers for their support of Outbound Love. She wrote, “I’m so happy! I’ve received news that the final episode of Outbound Love had an average of 32 points and a peak of 35 points. Thank you to all the viewers, the producer, as well as the production crew from Malaysia and Hong Kong. Thank you to all my brothers and sisters for giving me such lovely memories! Shik Shik [Aimee’s character] journey in Malaysia has ended… hope there will be a sequel! Haha! P.S. I miss the sunshine!” Currently resting, Aimee will resume filming TVB dramas in the latter half of the year.

The main cast of Outbound Love also thanked viewers and the production crew in their respective Weibo blogs for their efforts on the show. In the meantime, main lead Ruco Chan is busy filming period drama The Apothecary <大藥坊>. Tony Hung is currently shooting Time for Marriage <男大當婚>.

Source: On.cc 

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

39 comments to “Outbound Love” Finale Reaches 32 Points

  1. darren says:

    HOLY MOLY. This pix looks like an 80 photo. and i thought the guy was young andy lau…

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  2. TN1 says:

    Super sweeeeeeet ending though some episodes kinda ugggggh n zzzzz!!!!!

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  3. Wilson says:

    You must be joking, Hope there is no sequel. First one is already boring, second will be, even worse. The overall average is just 26pts, just like other series ratings

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    • tvbfan replied:

      IKR it just like a author series they are just promoting new people. The ending was okay but overall series was boring.

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  4. Niq8803 says:

    For goodness sake! This is another lousy production from TVB! Come on! Have some standard in choosing what to watch!

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  5. DramaAddict says:

    Amazing, such a crappy show and it manages to pull in viewership rating of 32 pts!!! There must be something wrong with computer calculations. The only thing good about show was the Malaysia scenery.

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    • Anthony replied:

      It’s mostly because people for watching it for Rico or otherwise have nothing to watch. Outbound Love in my opinion wasn’t bad but it has a stupid plot

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      I think viewers are sick of heavy drama and nothing much to watch and so watched this.

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      • buzz replied:

        I tend to agree with you on this. The real world is depressing enough, the last thing i want is to watch a heavy drama with scheming and biatching, family politics, skeletons in closets, rape scenes, murder scenes and what not. Which is why I’m skipping Storm in a cocoon.

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      • Bubblez replied:

        I don’t fully agree that there is nothing to watch, especially it’s Olympic season. Been watching more Olympics than watching tvb dramas. Outbound Love peaked at 35points during the last few minutes.

        And the theme song is one of the popular TVB theme songs for this year as of now. I know that it’s not your taste (which is understandable) but there are some people who can sing like that and appreciates it. Yang Mi is one of them, and whoever sings the theme song for Seasons of Love is another one that uses that technique. That song alone has garnered 91,919 views on just trumblexx’s video channel (youtube). That’s above what a usual TVB theme song achieves. That’s above Fred’s songs and Karma Rider’s songs.. ._. Ruco’s sub-theme song has garnered 30,496 views on trumblexx’s channel as well. And on TVB’s official YT channel, 914,416 views.

        https://www.facebook.com/princess.linxiawei?fref=ts

        Some people may have watched it because it showed Malaysia. Curiousity of the natural beauty may increase the ratings. So more than the average TV viewers may have tuned in as well, since it showed some Astro artistes (Astro artistes getting their friends, families to watch it, may increase the viewership ratings as well). Lots of reasons why Outbound Love could achieve that 32 ratings.

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      • buzz replied:

        Bubblez, isn’t the ratings only for HK?

        on YT, the theme song has more than 914,000 views, the sub theme by Ruco has more than 320,000 views since being uploaded 3 weeks ago.

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      • Bubblez replied:

        Perhaps, I don’t know but I don’t trust those ratings at all.

        “on YT, the theme song has more than 914,000 views, the sub theme by Ruco has more than 320,000 views since being uploaded 3 weeks ago.”
        Yeah but if you see trumblexx’s channels, you can see which songs are the most popular at all-time. And the number of views outbound love’s songs are higher than Karma Rider’s songs, which is weird because I always thought that Karma Rider had two really good songs :p

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      • anneyen replied:

        i think the theme song by Lin Xia Wei is popular because it is in Mandarin … the number of people listening to mandarin songs is more than cantonese songs nowadays … although most people who like to listen to cantonese songs dont really like the cute style of singing, but this kind of singing seems to be popular for mandarin songs, especially the taiwanese songs … so probably this is the reason why it has more views than the 2 Karma Rider songs.

        there is a cover for the Outbound Love song by another 2 girls

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STHW4Ry3hu8

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  6. DramaAddict says:

    A sequel??? Noooooooooooooo!

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  7. buzz says:

    I watch this only for Ruco (and gagged at all the Aimee parts)but even then i quite enjoyed the subplot only becos Tony Hung was surprisingly funny.

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    • anneyen replied:

      i think this is not the first time Tony Hung is acting in a drama … the malaysian tv usually air alot of old hong kong dramas … if not mistaken, i think i saw him acting in a RTHK (or maybe ATV) drama which may be quite some time back because he and the other veteran actors and actresses looks rather young.

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      • buzz replied:

        oic, i didn’t know that he had acted before.

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    • longhair replied:

      Yes the subplots involving tony hung were quite funny, especially when he was filmed singing that aaron kwok song

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      • buzz replied:

        Not forgetting that part when he saw Luk Kung Tzi wriggling his bum while pulling up his pants! Ruco was hilarious too!

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  8. Funn Lim says:

    The picture above explains it all. Ruco looks at Aimee with such tenderness and mischevious love whilst Aimee looks at him as if she just had a fight with someone else and is speaking to her BFF. The love and tenderness is very one way.

    Ratings high is good for Ruco and I do believe Ruco is the reason.

    A sequel? Oh yes, call it Inbound Love starring Wong Cho Lam.

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    • LYLJ replied:

      FunnLim u r so RITE. To me Aimee Chan cant act; always d same expression for all d dramas..this drama is so boring and lame too.

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      • Wilson replied:

        Totally agree

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  9. Yee says:

    Rating high is all b’cos of good looking Ruco if no Ruco in this series a completely no no….low rating even a simple story line.

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    • anneyen replied:

      exactly, the only one and only reason to watch Outbound Love is Ruco … and the second reason is curiosity of how Malaysia is featured in the show … if there is a sequel, please no more Aimee =( … Outbound Love already look like a sequel of Slow Boat Home.

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      • buzz replied:

        C’mon la, SBH and OL are totally different.

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      • Wilson replied:

        Same old Same old boring relax dramas. Both series sucks.

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  10. buzz says:

    The most romantic thing in this drama is Ruco’s love song; very touching and he sang with so much heartfelt emotions. I just can’t seem to get this song out of my head.
    Btw, there are 2 versions of ep 22. One featured Elaine’s song throughout that scene where Nic proposed and the other version shown on HK tv has Ruco’s song midway through Elaine’s singing and featured flashbacks of Sik Sik and Kung Zi’s moments together. Just wondering which one you people here watched. The HK version was much better and touching cos we can relate better to Sik Sik’s sadness and hesitation at that moment.

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    • Ellie replied:

      I totally agree! I love Ruco’s song — so emotional and his voice is addictive. I wish we could have seen Kung Zi singing the song in the series.

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  11. Katy says:

    Maybe you guys should look at aimee Chan weibo. She just only updated one status already had over 3000 likes, more than any fadens (myolie, Linda, tavia). I believe rating high is not just because of roco. It both of them. I would prefer Nancy lead over Aimee anytime. Do u guys know why tvb doesn’t promoted newbie is because everytime they air a drama they needed advertises money too. Since aimee Chan is one of the power couple in .hk. obviously tvb is using her gaining money from advertiser

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    • anneyen replied:

      actually her sunny personality makes her very pretty, she is beautiful with her radiant smile =D … i like to read about her in articles or events that she appear because she has a lovable character and look … but i really dont like her acting =(, im trying hard to accept and appreciate her acting, maybe in the future dramas i will start to like her when there are suitable roles =)

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    • Yee replied:

      If Aimee is so popular than Myolie or Tavia then tvb should let her lead alone like Serene Tang or other veteran actresses and she shouldn’t paired with Ruco she shld have paired with all the 2 or 3 times best actors.

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  12. wen wen says:

    I love Ruco Sub Theme song, he has really good voice, handsome, very talented. TVB should treasure him. love this drama very nice ending 🙂

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  13. Primrose says:

    Think audience will get to see the Ruco-Aimee pairing again when ATF airs a month later.

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    • Little fishy replied:

      keep going at this rate and I’m not missing tvb series :/ I’ve grown up watching so many of their series, basically, any new series, I would watch it. About 2-3 yrs ago, it’s best to have me watch 5 of their series annually ~_~ last year and this year, looking at these new series and I’m like good old days, and rather waste my time on something else >_>

      I know quite a huge number of ruco fans on here, but I don’t like him, don’t find him handsome, and his leading lady is meh :/ keep having him as lead, and not many will care what tvb produce >_>

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      • rofl replied:

        So in order for you to continue to care abt what tvb produces, they shld drop Ruco? It’s interesting how important you think you are.

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      • GingerMessiah replied:

        I found if very questionable when they caste him in so many series as the male lead, but if you look at some if his performances in recent series, you could see he is putting a lot of heart in it and delivering brilliant performances.

        Ron Ng and other older male leads had their time to shine. TVB are taking on new actors and promoting others to give freshness to their production. They have even taken a more serious approach filming abroad instead of using fake backdrops.

        A poor script and bad female role fair enough but people really need to be a fairer critic.

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  14. Kora Tai says:

    Initially thought it was a filler-show but Ruco Chan and Aimee Chan displayed great chemistry. They may even win over Michael and Travia Yeung. Good job!!

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  15. Mydatewithspring says:

    The only good thing in this series is Ruco and Ruco and Ruco. Why does Aimee taking the credit for herself? She’s no more than an annoying ball onscreen with her bad acting. She’s only gaining fame because she give Moses Chan who equally can’t act a child and doesn’t gain weight after pregnancy and giving birth!

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  16. Reo says:

    I’m currently watching Outbound Love now. Ruco Chan’s acting is something not all actors can achieve. The passion in his eyes… his tone when speaking… you hear all the pain.. see the disappointments…time and time again…. you feel for his character… too bad Chin Chun’s character wasn’t given a real shot at love with Sik Sik… and in my opinion… Aimee Chan seems to be missing something to portray Sik Sik… The chemistry between Ruco and Aimee isn’t the same as Ruco and Linda… (Brothers Keeper… I started watching this series after seeing Ruco in Outbound Love) You can almost see that Aimee is holding something back… while Linda really gives it all she has… (I’m generally not a Linda fan either)

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