When TVB announced their stellar cast — Vincent Wong, Kara Hui and Benjamin Yuen — for crime thriller Murder Diary, expectations for it to do well were sky-high.
Unfortunately, the buzz around the drama fizzled out as soon as it aired in June. Viewership in its first week averaged 17.5 points, but ratings plummeted the following week. After the 25-ep drama ended its run on August 2, it clocked an average rating of 13.8 points, which reports say is the lowest ever for a TVB drama.
In comparison, TVB's highest-rated drama of 2020, Forensic Heroes 4, scored an average rating of 36.3, almost triple that of Murder Diary’s.
Even Jacqueline Wong’s drama Handmaidens United, which has been called the "lowest-rated TVB drama of all time" (until now, at least), averaged 20.4 points during its run in 2019.