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High ratings for finales of Taiwan drama 'The World Between Us'

2019/04/22 22:21:28

Photo courtesy of Taiwan's Public Television Service

Taipei, April 22 (CNA) The airing of the final two episodes of the Taiwanese crime drama "The World Between Us" on Sunday drew high ratings and nearly four million viewers watching online, according to live streaming services company CatchPlay.

CatchPlay, which owns the copyright for the drama series, said nearly 4 million viewers logged on to the company's service for the release of episodes nine and 10 in the 10-part series on Sunday.

In addition, there has been an increase of 220,000 subscribers of its online streaming since the series started last month, a CatchPlay spokesperson said.

Photo courtesy of Taiwan's Public Television Service

Meanwhile, Taiwan's Public Television Service (PTS), the producer of the series, said its ratings shot sky-high during the airing of the last two episodes Sunday, with the highest rating for a single minute reaching 3.6 during episode 10.

Only the very highest rated TV dramas in Taiwan generally reach such heights.

Furthermore, the final two episodes reached an audience of 1.3 million viewers, PTS said, and because of the overall success of the series, plans for a second season are already underway.

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The series, which was also aired on HBO in Asia, received a 9.5 out of 10 rating on online film database IMDb, according to its website.

The series, which had a budget of NT$43 million (US$1.39 million), describes the aftermath of a mass-shooting that intertwines the fates of multiple characters including the killer, victims, the victims' families and the media.

Photo courtesy of Taiwan's Public Television Service

(By Chiang Pei-ling and William Yen)