Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Typhoon Vicente struck Hong Kong with its intense winds last night. At 5pm in the evening, the warning level was already up to No.8, everyone left work early and rushed home. The storm brought TVB's prime time hours the highest ratings so far. Sitcom Come Home Love and Three Kingdoms RPG set a new high record. However, because Vicente cause power losses, New Territories and several other districts were unable to watch TVB and Witness Insecurity's ratings were affected.
At 7pm, Scoop averaged at 34 points (~ 2.18 million viewers); Come Home Love usually only gets 20 something points, but at the night of the storm, it peaked 38 points (~ 2.43 million viewers) and set a new high record for the series; Three Kingdoms RPG averaged at 42 points; Witness Insecurity had high ratings all along, but only averaged at 37 points (~2.37 million viewers), and the premiere of new show TV Funny averaged 32 points (~2 million viewers).
TVB Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs (Tsang Sing Ming) expressed because some areas lost power, viewers living in the New Territories, North Point and West Point were unable to tune in. It was not only until 2pm, where everything resumed normal operations There were complaints from viewers in Yuen Long, Tin Siu Wai, Ma On Shan, Sheung Shui and other districts that they weren't able to watch Witness Insecurity. Because the power went out before 9pm, so the series wasn't able to get as high ratings as the other shows.
Netizens scolds: TVB Has No Male Reporters?
Also, Netizens attacked TVB for mistreating their female reporters. Yesterday when Typhoon Vicente hit Hong Kong, the TV news crew were out reporting in the strong storm, where all the on location reporters were females. On discussion forums, Netizens scolded: "TVB doesn't have any male reporters?" Someone opened a thread entitled: "During a typhoon, why do reporters have to be drenched out in the storm for live on the spot report?" Netizens were worried about the female reporters' safety and some suggested the male reporters should be reporting in the more dangerous environments. One female reporter was reporting near the sea, Netizens were worried she might fall into the water. Tsang Sing Ming responded to the criticisms, the reporters last night just followed their schedules and the News Department will reflect on this incident. During a typhoon, both male and female reporters will do the reporting and safety is a priority.
Source: Mingpao News
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum
Labels: TVB Series