2012 in Hong Kong television

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List of years in Hong Kong television

The following is a list of Hong Kong television programmes in 2012. The list includes television drama and variety programme debuts and endings.

Top ten serial dramas in ratings[edit]

The following is a list of Hong Kong's highest-rated serial dramas of 2012 according to the drama's average ratings. The list also includes the ratings of the dramas' premiere and finale weeks, finale episode, as well as the average overall count of Hong Kong viewers (in millions) per drama. Rating figures are rounded to the nearest number.

Highest-rating serial dramas of 2012
Rank English title Chinese title Producer Average Peak Premiere Finale Finale episode HK viewers
1 Witness Insecurity 護花危情 TVB 32[1] 37 30 33 34 TBA
2 Divas in Distress 巴不得媽媽... TVB 31 36 30 33 33 TBA
3 The Hippocratic Crush On Call 36小時 TVB 31 39 29 33 37 1.97[2]
4 Three Kingdoms RPG 回到三國 TVB 30 45 30 30 31 TBA
5 Daddy Good Deeds 當旺爸爸 TVB 30[3] 34 30 33 31 TBA
6 The Greatness of a Hero 盛世仁傑 TVB 30[4] 36 28 31 32 1.95
7 Gloves Come Off 拳王 TVB 30 35 29 31 34 TBA
8 Ghetto Justice II 怒火街頭2 TVB 30 39 28 30 29 TBA
9 King Maker 造王者 TVB 29 38 27 31 33 TBA
10 House of Harmony and Vengeance 耀舞長安 TVB 29 35 29 30 33 TBA


Serial drama debuts[edit]

Premiere date Drama Network(s) Cast and crew Genre Ref.
3 January Wish and Switch
Jade and HD Jade Lam Chi-wah (producer); Chan Kam-ling, Leung Yan-tung (writers); Myolie Wu, Johnson Lee, Selena Li, Vincent Wong Comedy-drama [5]
Jade and HD Jade Nelson Cheung (producer); Lau Choi-wan, Suen Ho-ho (writers); Michael Miu, Michael Tse, Sonija Kwok, Linda Chung, Ron Ng, Joyce Tang, Mandy Wong, Him Law, Oscar Leung Drama [6]
30 January Let It Be Love
4 In Love
Jade and HD Jade Jonathan Chik (producer); Chow Yuk-ming (writer); Charmaine Sheh, Moses Chan, Kenny Wong, King Kong, Florence Kwok, Elvina Kong, Tracy Ip, Wi Kar-hung Romance [7]
13 February The Hippocratic Crush
On Call 36小時
Jade and HD Jade Poon Ka-tak (producer); Kenneth Ma, Tavia Yeung, Him Law, Mandy Wong, Benjamin Yuen, Candy Chang Medical drama [8]
27 February Queens of Diamonds and Hearts
Jade and HD Jade Wong Wai-sing (producer); Wong Kwok-fai (writer); Roger Kwok, Fala Chen, Sharon Chan, Louis Yuen, Ben Wong Costume drama, Fantasy [9]
19 March Daddy Good Deeds
Jade and HD Jade Miu Siu-ching (producer); Leung Man-wah, Leung Wing-mui (writers); Ha Yu, Steven Ma, Linda Chung, Edwin Siu, Mak Cheung-ching, Nancy Wu, Cilla Kung, Chow Chung Comedy-drama [10]
2 April The Greatness of a Hero
Jade and HD Jade Leung Choi-yuen (producer); Ka Wai-nam (writer); Kent Cheng, Sunny Chan, Sonija Kwok, Bernice Liu, Wayne Lai, Lee Heung-kam, Rebecca Chan, Leila Tong Historical fiction [11]
16 April Gloves Come Off
Jade and HD Jade Marco Law (producer); Cheung Yeuk-sze, Cheung Chung-yan (writers); Kevin Cheng, Raymond Wong Ho-yin, Selena Li, Natalie Tong, Kenny Wong, Nancy Wu Action drama [12]
30 April House of Harmony and Vengeance
Jade and HD Jade Nelson Cheung (producer); Lau Choi-wan (writer); Bobby Au-yeung, Myolie Wu, Linda Chung, Mak Cheung-ching Costume drama [13]
14 May Come Home Love
Jade and HD Jade Tsui Yu-on (producer); Sandy Shaw, Sin Chui-ching (writers); Lau Dan, Tsui Wing, Lai Lok-yi, Yvonne Lam, Florence Kwok, Carlo Ng, Angel Chiang, Joey Law, Queenie Chu Sitcom [14]
21 May Master of Play
Jade and HD Jade Jonathan Chik (producer); Chow Yuk-ming (writer); Adam Cheng, Moses Chan, Kenny Wong, Maggie Shiu, Aimee Chan Crime drama, thriller [15]
11 June No Good Either Way
Jade and HD Jade Amy Wong (producer); Lau Chi-wah (writer); Ruco Chan, Kristal Tin, Louis Yuen, Stephen Au, Florence Kwok, Jason Chan Comedy-drama [16]
24 June Tiger Cubs
Jade and HD Jade Lam Chi-wah (producer); Lee Yee-wah (writer); Joe Ma, Jessica Hsuan, Him Law, Oscar Leung, Vincent Wong, Mandy Wong Police procedural, action [17]
2 July Witness Insecurity
Jade and HD Jade Lau Kar-ho (producer); Choi Ting-ting (writer); Bosco Wong, Linda Chung, Paul Chun Romance, thriller [18]
9 July Three Kingdoms RPG
Jade and HD Jade Lau Kar-ho (producer); Lau Chi-wah, Wong Yuk-tak (writers); Raymond Lam, Kenneth Ma, Tavia Yeung, Ha Yu, Sharon Chan, Ngo Ka-nin Historical fiction, science fiction [19]
30 July Ghetto Justice II
Jade and HD Jade Tommy Leung, Joe Chan (producers); Kevin Cheng, Myolie Wu, Sam Lee, Elena Kong, Alex Lam, Raymond Cho, Mak Cheung-ching, Christine Kuo Legal drama [20]
13 August King Maker
Jade and HD Jade Leung Choi-yuen (producer); Kent Cheng, Wayne Lai, Ngo Ka-nin, Lai Lok-yi, Kristal Tin, Natalie Tong, Elaine Yiu, Kingdom Yuen, Florence Kwok Historical fiction [21]
27 August Divas in Distress
Jade and HD Jade Poon Ka-tak (producer); Liza Wang, Gigi Wong, Chin Kar-lok, Him Law, Mandy Wong, Eliza Sam, Chung King-fai, Mimi Choo, Koo Ming-wah Comedy drama [22]
17 September The Last Steep Ascent
Jade and HD Jade Lee Tim-sing (producer); Moses Chan, Maggie Cheung Ho-yee, Kenny Wong, Aimee Chan, Helena Law, Edwin Siu, Cheung Kwok-keung, Elliot Ngok Period drama [23]
24 September Highs and Lows
Jade and HD Jade Lam Chi-wah (producer); Michael Miu, Raymond Lam, Kate Tsui, Elaine Ng, Ella Koon, Ben Wong, Derek Kok, Jin Au-yeung, Alex Lam, Law Lok-lam Police procedural, action [24]
22 October Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles
Jade and HD Jade Chong Wai-king (producer); Damien Lau, Idy Chan, Tavia Yeung, Kenneth Ma, Ron Ng, Rebecca Zhu, Elena Kong, Mary Hon, JJ Jia, Vincent Wong, Sire Ma, Shek Sau, Ben Wong Period drama
5 November The Confidant
Jade and HD Jade Marco Law (producer); Wayne Lai, Michelle Yim, Maggie Shiu, Raymond Wong Ho-yin, Aimee Chan, Nancy Wu, Edwin Siu, Raymond Cho, Natalie Tong, Oscar Leung Historical fiction

Serial drama endings[edit]

Premiere date Drama Network(s) Cast and crew Genre Ref.
1 January When Heaven Burns
Jade and HD Jade Jonathan Chik (producer); Chow Yuk-ming (writer); Bowie Lam, Moses Chan, Charmaine Sheh, Maggie Shiu, Kenny Wong, Elaine Jin, Chan Hung-lit, Queenie Chu Drama [25]
2 January Bottled Passion
Jade and HD Jade Lee Tim-shing (producer); Chan Ching-yee (writer); Niki Chow, Raymond Wong Ho-yin, Elaine Yiu, Katy Kung, Raymond Cho, Claire Yiu, Rebecca Chan, Kwok Fung, Joel Chan, Jack Wu Period drama [26]
13 May Til Love Do Us Lie
Jade and HD Jade Kwan Wing-chung (producer); Pang Mei-fung, Poon Man-hung (writers); Eddie Cheung, Kiki Sheung, Joyce Tang, Hanjin Tan, Lin Xiawei, Benjamin Yuen, Susan Tse, Bowie Wu Sitcom [27]

Variety programme debuts[edit]

Premiere date Drama Network(s) Genre Ref.
4 January Open Sesame
Jade Informational [28]
9 January Nihon Oishi
Jade Food and travel [29]
21 January My 2011
Jade Biographical [30]
24 January New Spring Menu 2012
Jade Food [31]
29 January I Know Men
J2 Talk show [32]
30 January What Fine Couples
Jade and HD Jade Game show [33]
19 February Battle of the Senses
Jade and HD Jade Game show [34]
20 February The Amur River
Jade Travel show [35]
26 February Lipstick Circle
Jade Talk show [36]
10 March When in Taiwan
J2 Travel show [37]
12 March The Sun Rises Still
Jade and HD Jade Travel show [38]
20 March Pretty Soup Brewers
Jade and HD Jade Food [39]
2 April Actor Singer Giver
Jade Informational [40]
4 April Itching for Kimchi
Jade Food and travel [41]
9 April Bride Wannabes
Jade and HD Jade Reality show [42]
14 April Here Come the Bride Wannabes
Jade and HD Jade Talk show [43]
22 April Master So Food
Jade Food [44]
23 April Number Matters
Jade and HD Jade Game show [45]
30 April Lost in Macau
Jade Informational [46]
4 June Homecoming
Jade Game show [47]
6 June Goodies Upstairs
Jade Informational [48]
1 July Map of Happiness
Jade Travel show [49]
9 July Big Fun on Little Rocks
Jade Travel show [50]
23 July TV Funny
Jade and HD Jade Game show [51]
13 August Treasure Hunt at Double Cove
Jade and HD Jade Reality show
20 August Roman at Heart
Jade Informational [52]

Variety programme endings[edit]

End date Drama Network(s) Genre Ref.
14 January My Sweets
Jade and HD Jade Food [53]
18 February Top Eats 100
Jade and HD Jade Food [54]
3 March Star Under the Moon
J2 Game show [55]
8 April Cook Away Lady May
Jade and HD Jade Food [56]


Serial drama debuts[edit]

Premiere date Drama Network(s) Cast and crew Genre Ref.
30 January My Depraved Brother
ATV Home Kwong Yip-sam (producer); Michael Tao, Deric Wan, Wu Xiubo, Shu Chang, Coffee Lu, Akina Hong, Eddy Ko, Berg Ng, Ken Lok Drama [57]
20 March Heart's Beat for Love
ATV Home Gary Tang (producer/writer); Kelvin Kwan, Zac Kao, Wylie Chiu, Yedda Chiu, Charmaine Fong, Coffee Lu, Hana Tam Sitcom [58]

Variety programme debuts[edit]

Premiere date Drama Network(s) Genre Ref.
3 January Director Ko's Blog
ATV Home and ATV Asia Informational [59]
30 January ATV 100 Celebrities
ATV Home Documentary [60]
3 March Southern Canton Green Path
ATV Home Food, game show
16 April Vision International Finance
ATV Home and ATV Asia Informational [61]
22 April The Policy Debate
ATV Home and ATV Asia Talk show [62]


Serial drama debuts[edit]

Premiere date Drama Network(s) Cast and crew Genre Ref.
25 February Elite Brigade
Jade Cheng Wai-fong (producer); Chin Siu-ho, Lam Wai, Gordon Liu, Yoyo Mung, Him Law, Ella Koon, Kelvin Kwan, Dominic Lam, Wilfred Lau, Gabriel Harrison, Lawrence Chou Action drama [63]


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  2. ^ "Kevin Cheng supports Kenneth Ma for Best Actor". Mingpao (in Chinese). 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  3. ^ "2.59 million viewer watch the Queen of Diamonds and Hearts finale". HK Headline (in Chinese). Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  4. ^ "Weekly Hong Kong ratings: The Greatness of a Hero finale peaked at 34 points". Wang Yi (in Chinese). 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  5. ^ "Wish and Switch Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  6. ^ "L'Escargot Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  7. ^ "Let It Be Love Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  8. ^ "The Hippocratic Crush Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  9. ^ "Queens of Diamonds and Hearts Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  10. ^ "Daddy Good Deeds Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  11. ^ "The Greatness of a Hero Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  12. ^ "Gloves Come Off Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  13. ^ "House of Harmony and Vengeance Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  14. ^ "Come Home Love Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  15. ^ "Master of Play Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  16. ^ "No Good Either Way Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  17. ^ "Tiger Cubs Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  18. ^ "Witness Insecurity Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  19. ^ "Three Kingdoms RPG Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  20. ^ "Ghetto Justice II Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  21. ^ "King Maker Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  22. ^ "Divas in Distress Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  23. ^ "The Last Steep Ascent Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  24. ^ "Highs and Lows Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  25. ^ "When Heaven Burns Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  26. ^ "Bottled Passion Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  27. ^ "Til Love Do Us Lie Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  28. ^ "Open Sesame Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  29. ^ "Nihon Oishi Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  30. ^ "My 2011 Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  31. ^ "New Spring Menu 2012 Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  32. ^ "I Know Men Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  33. ^ "What Fine Couples Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  34. ^ "Battle of the Senses Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  35. ^ "The Amur River Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  36. ^ "Lipstick Circle Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  37. ^ "When in Taiwan Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  38. ^ "The Sun Rises Still Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  39. ^ "Pretty Soup Brewers Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  40. ^ "Actor Singer Giver Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  41. ^ "Itching for Kimchi Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  42. ^ "Bride Wannabes Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  43. ^ "Here Come the Bride Wannabes Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  44. ^ "Master So Food Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  45. ^ "Number Matters Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  46. ^ "Lost in Macau Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  47. ^ "Homecoming Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  48. ^ "Goodies Upstairs Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  49. ^ "Map of Happiness Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  50. ^ "Big Fun on Little Rocks Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  51. ^ "TV Funny Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  52. ^ "Roman at Heart Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  53. ^ "My Sweets Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  54. ^ "Top Eats 100 Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  55. ^ "Star Under the Moon Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  56. ^ "Cook Away Lady May Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  57. ^ "My Depraved Brother Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  58. ^ "Heart's Beat for Love Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  59. ^ "Director Ko's Blog Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  60. ^ "ATV 100 Celebrities Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  61. ^ "Vision International Finance Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  62. ^ "The Policy Debate Official Website" (in Chinese). 
  63. ^ "Elite Brigade Official Website" (in Chinese).