The Conquest (TV series)

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The Conquest
The Conquest intertitle
Genre Historical drama
Developed by Xun Yifeng
Liang Bai
Written by Lau Choi-wan
Directed by Raymond Chai
Starring Joe Ma
Damian Lau
Chen Kun
Sonija Kwok
Opening theme Zhengba Chuanqi (争霸传奇) performed by Chen Kun
Ending theme Zhen Yongyuan (真永远) performed by Chen Kun
Composer(s) Ben Li
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese (Hong Kong version)
Mandarin (China version)
No. of episodes 42 (Hong Kong version)
49 (China version)
Executive producer(s) Tommy Leung
Raymond Chai
Producer(s) Fei Yu
Location(s) China
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Production company(s) TVB
Original network Jade
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original release 18 December 2006 (2006-12-18) – 10 February 2007 (2007-02-10)
The Conquest
TVB promotional poster
Traditional Chinese 爭霸
Simplified Chinese 争霸
Literal meaning Power Struggle
Legend of the Heroic Duo
Traditional Chinese 爭霸傳奇
Simplified Chinese 争霸传奇
Literal meaning Legend of the Power Struggle

The Conquest is a television series based on the conflict between the states of Wu and Yue during the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The series was jointly produced by Hong Kong's TVB and mainland China's CCTV under executive producers Tommy Leung and Raymond Chai. It was renamed to Legend of the Heroic Duo for the mainland China release, where it aired two episodes every night on Zhejiang Satellite TV (ZJSTV) from 6 June to 28 June 2006, totalling 49 episodes. In Hong Kong, The Conquest aired five days a week on the TVB Jade network from 18 December 2006 to 10 February 2007, totalling 42 episodes.


Viewership ratings[edit]

The following is a table that includes a list of the total ratings points based on television viewership, derived from the TVB Jade network ratings in Hong Kong.

Week Episode Average points Peaking points References
1 December 18–22, 2006 1–5 25 [1]
2 December 25–29, 2006 6–10 25 [2]
3 January 1–5, 2007 11–15 27 [3]
4 January 8–12, 2007 16–20 28 30 [4]
5 January 15–19, 2007 21–25 28 [5]
6 January 22–26, 2007 26–30 28 29 [6]
7 January 29 – February 2, 2007 31–35 29 32 [7]
8 February 5–9, 2007 36–40 29 [8]
9 February 10, 2007 41–42 28 30 [9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

40th TVB Anniversary Awards (2007)

  • "Best Drama"
  • "Best Actor in a Leading Role" (Joe Ma)
  • "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" (Power Chan)

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