2020 - the year of the television

Channel 8 drama My Guardian Angels drew almost 800,000 viewers an episode, while Titoudao landed in both the top 10 English-and Chinese-language drama lists

English-language show Titoudao, which starred Koe Yeet (left) and was dubbed in Mandarin, attracted an average of 658,800 views during its run on Channel 8 and 167,800 views on Channel 5. The cast of Mediacorp Channel 8 production My Guardian Angels.
The cast of Mediacorp Channel 8 production My Guardian Angels. It was the only drama to make it to the top 10 overall list of Chinese programmes.PHOTO: MEDIACORP
English-language show Titoudao, which starred Koe Yeet (left) and was dubbed in Mandarin, attracted an average of 658,800 views during its run on Channel 8 and 167,800 views on Channel 5. The cast of Mediacorp Channel 8 production My Guardian Angels.
English-language show Titoudao, which starred Koe Yeet (above) and was dubbed in Mandarin, attracted an average of 658,800 views during its run on Channel 8 and 167,800 views on Channel 5.

The circuit breaker of 2020 saw Singaporeans staying at home and glued to their television sets.

The Channel 8 drama My Guardian Angels, which debuted one day before the circuit breaker came into effect on April 7, was the most-watched local Chinese-language drama of Mediacorp last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 22, 2021, with the headline '2020 - the year of the television'. Subscribe