Monday, September 6, 2010
"can't Buy Me Love" Cancels 36 Pt Rating Celebration; Tvb Receives Complaints
TVB new series "Can't Buy Me Love" was premiered yesterday and received 36 points ratings. However, Broadcast Authority received 11 complaints, pointing it's inappropriate for TVB to air a comedy. It's known "Can't Buy me Love" would celebrate if ratings is 30+. But producer Mui Siu Ching expressed the celebration event is cancelled and said the point of this series is to send a message of love.
Actors from "Can't Buy Me Love" Charmaine Sheh and Linda Chung have different reactions to high ratings. Charmaine said: "It's contradicting. Don't plan to celebrate. I haven't calm down my mood. Watching the news yesterday, my tears couldn't help but fell." Linda said: "News is news, series is series, how can there be embarrassments? Although I care about people's lives, too, but would still support the series. (It's not suitable to put on a comedy?) Don't know how to answer. I believe company didn't arrange on purpose."
TVB live broadcast the hostage-taking event in Philippines yesterday and received 31 ratings. But some people still complained that it's disturbing to keep reporting "all hostages are dead" during family hour. In addition, someone said foul languages in the news reporting yesterday and external affairs assistant director Tseng Shing Ming said it wasn't TVB reporters who said those things; he believes viewers would understand.
Source: Oriental Daily / Translation: KAY @ Kay's Entertainment