Following Felix Wong’s criticism of TVB as “Totally Very Bad” and Golden Producer Lee Tim Shing’s complaint that Bottled Passion was given a “PK broadcast time slot,” Michael Miu was frankly unhappy that his new drama, L 'Escargot was aired during the Lunar New Year “cannon fodder” time slot. This resulted in the drama’s ratings hovering between 26 to 27 points.
L’Escargot was a realistic and tragic drama that did not contain any comedic elements. The content was not suitable to be aired during the festive Lunar New Year time frame. Michael said angrily, ”During the Lunar New Year, series with happier content should be broadcast. I do not understand why L’Escargot was aired now! The Programming Department made a very unwise arrangements! I am really unhappy!”
Asked whether the broadcast schedule dragged down the ratings, Michael questioned whether the ratings results were credible. ”The online and audience reaction have been very good. However, the ratings were affected by the broadcasting schedule! When Oscar Leung slapped Mandy Wong in the drama, the ratings peaked at 36 points, but the following day, the ratings slipped significantly by 10 points, losing 600,000 viewers! The audience needs to chase the follow-up to the earlier episode! It is really off the mark!”Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: Jayne @ JayneStars