Zoe Tay’s My Guardian Angels, English Soap Opera Kin Rule Mediacorp’s List Of Most-Watched Dramas Of 2020

We've also been watching a lot of news and current affairs programmes last year.

In the year of COVID-19, circuit breaker and stay-at-home entertainment, shows about family dominate Mediacorp’s list of most-watched dramas — with long-running English serial Kin and and Zoe Tay’s single mum-themed My Guardian Angels coming out on top, according to data released by SG-TAM (Singapore Television Audience Measurement) and Omniture.

Kin, now in its third year with more than 560 episodes streamed, was Mediacorp’s most-watched English drama. From soap opera to Hokkien opera: Titoudao: Inspired by the True Story of a Wayang Star, the adaptation of Goh Boon Teck’s acclaimed play, was huge with audiences too. Kin was the only drama in the overall list of top local English shows, which was dominated by news and current affairs programmes.

Over on the Chinese-language side, My Guardian Angels, starring Zoe Tay, Kym Ng and Pierre Png, was the most-watched Chinese drama. In the variety show category, we really, really loved The Sheng Siong Show. 

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A star is born: Koe Yeet in ‘Titoudao: Inspired by the True Story of a Wayang Star’. A Mandarin-dubbed version also cracked the top 10 Chinese-language series.

Top 10 local English drama Series

1            Kin

2            Titoudao: Inspired by the True Story of a Wayang Star

3            Code of Law 5

4            Derek S2

5            Forensik (English Version)

6            Lil Wild

7            Exlosers Season 3

8            Downstairs S1 &S2

9            Khloe

10          Snoops

lil wild
Small wonder: ‘Lil Wild’, Mediacorp’s first locally-produced animal-centric animated series, is one of three kids titles in the top 10 English shows; the others are ‘Exlosers’ and ‘Snoops’.

Top 10 local English programmes

1            News 5 Tonight/News Tonight

2            Kin

3            Home Together

4            Talking Point 2020/2021

5            On the Red Dot 2020/2021

6            Constituency Political Broadcasts 2020

7            Crimewatch 2020

8            National Day Parade 2020

9            Singapore Votes 2020: Results

10          In Your Living Room S2

Crime pays: Three shows of the Code of Law franchise — Code of Law, Derek and the English-dubbed version of Forensik, the Malay spin-off of starring Fauzie Laily — landed in the top 10 English dramas.

Top 10 local Chinese drama series

1            My Guardian Angels

2            Loving You

3            Titoudao: Inspired by the True Story of a Wayang Star

4            Super Dad

5            A Quest To Heal

6            Happy Prince

7            All Around You

8            The Driver

9            After the Stars

10          A Jungle Survivor

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Family ties: The cast of 'My Guardian Angels', Mediacorp's most-watched Chinese drama series.

Top 10 local Chinese variety programmes

1            The Sheng Siong Show 26

2            The Sheng Siong Show 27

3            Hawker Academy

4            #StayHomeCookOff

5            YiFong & Eleanor's Kitchen

6            Happy Great World

7            A Gift For Mum S3

8            King Of Culinary S2

9            Our Family Joy

10          The Destined One S2

Source: SG-TAM, Omniture

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