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30 October 2011 | 08:35 pm

1. Scene & Heard Page 22

Story: Jasmine Teo

Love Thy Ratings

Lessons Ch 8 can learn from their most-watched drama serials of 2011 thus far.

For the record

Top 3 dramas of 2011:

1. Love Thy Neighbour (*941,000)
2. C.L.I.F (924,000)
3. A Tale of 2 Cities (904,000)

Online (via xinmsn’s Catch-Up TV):

1. On the Fringe II (*1.37mil)
2. The In-Laws (over 1 mil)
3. C.L.I.F (over 900,000)

(*Numbers refers to average viewership/clicks)

1. For better or For Worse Hog the Headlines

They came, they saw, they complained. Love Thy Neighbour and On the Fringe II aren’t just Ch 8 dramas that people had the most grouses about. They also ranked tops in viewership so far this year. Hit a raw nerve by extolling the sensitivities about living next door to foreigners? By all means. Co-stars who engage in a passive-aggressive spat over a ‘rape’ scene? Why not? Who’s getting the last laugh now?

2. The Rui En – Joanne Peh Factor

Rui En hogged the screens with On the Fringe II, A Tale of 2 Cities and The In-Laws, while Joanne Peh kicked butt in C.L.I.F and A Tale of 2 Cities.

Idle drama

We imagine what the ultimate Ch 8 ratings winner could look like.

Brothers and teen idol boyband duo trying to break into the regional market
Leticia Bongnino, long-suffering maid and occassional bodyguard / personal assistant to the boyband. She is later found dead, stabbed by her waiter boyfriend
Slave-driver, employer of Leticia and devious older sister and manager of boyband brother duo
Human rights activist, cop-in-charge of investigating Leticia’s case, and Rui En’s childhood arch-nemesis who’ll never let her get away with murder
Ratings gold!

Categorised in 8 DAYS, A Tale of 2 Cities 乐在双城, EN, On The Fringe 边缘父子, Ratings 节目收视率, The In-Laws 麻婆斗妇.

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30 October 2011 | 08:00 pm


Source: Chinapress, Shinmin, Wanbao

Categorised in CH, ChinaPress 中國報, Shin Min, Wanbao.

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30 October 2011 | 01:12 pm

1. 星光 Starbuzz Pages 22-23




Unriddle 2 最火搭档 II debuts 5 March 2012 9pm on Channel 8.

Categorised in CH, I-Weekly, Unriddle 2 最火搭档 2.

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28 October 2011 | 09:58 pm

Sometimes it takes only a sneak peek into someone else’s world to make you realize a lot about your own.

That was my experience over the few days doing door-knocking with Beyond Social Services from 10th Oct 2011.

I’d previously volunteered at their now-defunct home in Woodlands, when they asked me to do this door-knocking I was happy to be able to help them.

The purpose of this door-knocking was literally to go from door to door in a low-income neighbourhood of temporary housing along Havelock Road to have the most visceral experience of talking directly to the occupants and finding out how many youths under the age of 19 years old were there in Block 29. I’d always felt helpless and not involved enough somehow doing charity appearances and performances, and this was my first chance to get down to the grassroots level, something I’d always wanted.

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Categorised in Bridge, RBKD, Rui En.

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26 October 2011 | 10:50 am







新传媒作为本地民众最主要的娱乐管道,我们会不断自我鞭策,希望在节目上能日益精进,努力去制作更好的节目来回馈观众。今天的观众不乏娱乐选择,8频道的戏剧能持续领先众多娱乐平台,取得的可观收视 是观众给予我们的肯定。9点档本地剧今年推出更多题材新颖的剧种,播出至今(尚有写实剧《行医》与年终歌舞重头剧《星洲之夜》未播)就已平均吸引87万名观众,比去年的平均85万9000名观众还要高。





Source: Zaobao

Categorised in 30th Drama Anniversary, A Tale of 2 Cities 乐在双城, CH, Dramas - General, Joys of Life 花样人间, On The Fringe 边缘父子, Ratings 节目收视率, The In-Laws 麻婆斗妇, Unriddle 2 最火搭档 2, With You 我在你左右, Zaobao.

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23 October 2011 | 07:33 pm

1. Scene & Heard Page 25

Story: Jasmine Teo

The Big Three-Oh, Joy!

How do you turn 30 in style? By inviting your friends from out of town to join in the party.

The soiree in this case is Joys of Life, a Ch 8 mega-production to commemorate 30 years of local Chinese drama. Taiwanese multi-hyphenatos Xiao Gui (or, um, Alien Huang) and Cynthia Wang Xin Ru are in on the act. Set in the ’60s and ’70s, the story will allude to well-known entertainers of the day like Sakura Teng and comedy icons Wang Sha and Ye Feng. Joining the two foreign talents is a heavyweight local cast. Think of it as the TV version of Great, Great World, if you will. There’s Chew Chor Meng, Yvonne Lim, Zheng Geping, Chen Liping and Pan Lingling et al, plus whispers of a romance between Zhang Yaodong and Rui-en – onscreen lah. Now that’s what we call drama.

Joys of Life 花样人间 debuts June 2012 9pm on Channel 8.

Categorised in 8 DAYS, EN, Joys of Life 花样人间.

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23 October 2011 | 01:39 pm

1. 新闻馆 Newsstand Pages 20-21


新戏再见花样 来势汹汹




年轻偶像 助阵《花样人间》






2. 音乐 Music Pages 56-61





演唱 VS 写词,哪个比较难? 虽然全部的歌都花了很长的时间录制,但是唱歌最重要是传达故事内容,所以还好。但写词比较难,因为要找对押韵,所以为了写歌我翻了好多好多词典,还好有瑞恩帮忙写了5首,哈!她专辑的歌词都是自己写的,而且又是同公司,所以就找她帮忙。

Joys of Life 花样人间 debuts June 2012 9pm on Channel 8.

Categorised in A Tale of 2 Cities 乐在双城, CH, I-Weekly, Joys of Life 花样人间, Music.

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23 October 2011 | 01:29 pm

1. 狮城娱温 Newsstand Pages 16-18




为保护嗓子 梁伟矿不烟不酒

《新加坡偶像》比赛后,他重返校园完成大学学业,毕业后尝试写歌,也花了很多时间打好音乐制作的基础。师姐瑞恩“拔笔相助”为梁伟矿写词 — 《多一次机会》。他笑说:“是我自己厚脸皮去问的,她答应试一试,刚好歌路能配合。”

Code of Honour 正义武馆 debuts 5 December 2011 7pm on Channel 8.

Categorised in CH, Code of Honour 正义武馆, Music, U-Weekly.

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21 October 2011 | 11:39 pm

During its run on MediaCorp’s Channel 8 the past four weeks, much has been discussed about Love Thy Neighbour’s scripted dialogue and representation of locals and foreigners. Despite the wide discussion on the drama, the show has been attracting a steady stream of viewers, even surpassing the one-million viewership mark on Oct 13.

According to Paul Chan, vice-president of MediaCorp Channel 8 Branding & Promotions, viewership rating for Love Thy Neighbour has already surpassed the 900,000 mark — even before the series ends concludes on Monday. It joins the ranks of police drama series C.L.I.F, and A Tale of Two Cities starring Rui En and Joanne Peh, which are the other two dramas which have successfully attracted an average of more than 900,000 viewers during its run.

Thanks to a wide variety of drama genres this year, before the year concludes with two more shows — The Oath and A Song to Remember — 2011’s dramas on Channel 8 have attracted an average of 870,000 viewers to date, which shows an increase in viewership, as compared to 2010’s average of 859,000 viewers.

These dramas are also attracting online viewers on xinmsn’s Catch-Up TV. Popular youth drama On The Fringe, which, tackled delinquency issues and the rise of youth gangs, was most popular online attracting more than 1.3 million views during its run.

Source: Xinmsn

Categorised in A Tale of 2 Cities 乐在双城, Dramas - General, EN, On The Fringe 边缘父子, Ratings 节目收视率, The In-Laws 麻婆斗妇, xinmsn.

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