Countdown to 2014 and looking back on TV's golden years
The younger fans may have been waiting all night for British boyband The Wanted, but for the older audience members, the Celebrate TV50 countdown show was a trip down memory lane.
Cast members from beloved local TV shows of old, including sitcoms Phua Chu Kang (1996-2007) and Under One Roof (1995 - 2003) appeared on stage in character, bringing much laughter and invoking a wave of nostalgia.
Actor Moses Lim for example, as soon as he got hold of the microphone, jokingly launched into his signature "this reminds me of a story, long before your time" speech that his Under One Roof character Tan Ah Teck was known for.
Chinese TV drama fans meanwhile, lapped up the segment where veteran TV stars were introduced on stage one at a time,accompanied by the screening of video clips of some of their most iconic TV dramas.