Wednesday, August 25, 2010
*The following article refers to the Philippines tour bus incident...
TVB series Can't Buy Me Love premiere last night and received 36 points in TV ratings, with about 2.3 million viewers. However, the BA received 11 complaint on TVB's schedule to broadcast a comedy was inappropriate. Initially the cast for Can't Buy Me Love were going to hold a celebration for the high ratings, but Producer Miu Siu Ching canceled the celebration and said that the main idea for the series is to convey a message of love.
In response to the Philippines incident, Charmaine Sheh and Linda Chung had different reactions.
Charmaine said: "Contradictory, don't plan to celebrate. My emotions have not recovered yet. When I saw the news last night, I couldn't hold in my tears."
Linda said: "News is news, series is series, why will it be awkward? Although I am concerned of human lives, I will still support the series. (It's not the appropriate atmosphere to broadcast a comedy?) I don't know how to answer, but I believe TVB did not deliberately schedule this."
The night before, when the news came ou of the tour bus hostages in the Philippines, TV ratings reached 31 points, with about 2 million viewers. However at 2pm yesterday afternoon, TVB received 12 complaints that constant reports of "all hostages dead" is disturbing. The BA received 11 complaints on the bloody news reports, lost in reality and broadcasting a relaxing show at an appropriate time. iCable received 2 complaints for similar reasons. Also, the night before, there was a news reporter who said a swear word, TVB director of Foreign Affairs (Tsang Sing Ming) said that the person who swore wasn't a TVB reporter. It was a time of disorder, believe viewers will understand.
Source: Oriental Daily