FOX Networks Group Asia's The Trading Floor debuts to top spot in ratings

FOX Networks Group Asia's The Trading Floor debuts to top spot in ratings

The premiere captured 60 million clicks on Tencent Video, an 8.3 rating on Douban and the No.1 ranking for SCM.

Since its two-part premiere on 24 May 2018, The Trading Floor, an original Chinese production by FOX Networks Group Asia, has recorded close to 60 million hits on Tencent Video (腾讯视频) and garnered an 8.3 rating on China’s influential entertainment website Douban, making it one of the highest rated Chinese series by far in 2018. 

It also made SCM the No.1 Mandarin movie channel in Singapore[1].

Produced by Focus TV, the five-episode series debuted its first and second episodes back-to-back on 24 May on Tencent video, FOX Asia’s video streaming service FOX+, and Asia’s leading Chinese movie channel SCM.

Zubin Gandevia, President, Asia Pacific & Middle East for FOX Networks Group Asia, said, “We have been steadily investing in original production for years and The Trading Floor is our most ambitious project to date. With the advent of our on-demand streaming product FOX+, we are ramping up our investment in local production even more and we look forward to continuing this success with equally impressive local content for our viewers.”

Cora Yim, SVP and Head of Chinese Entertainment and Original Production for FOX Networks Group added, “We would like to thank our partners Andy Lau and his Focus TV, and Tencent Penguin Pictures in making The Trading Floor launch such a success. Thanks to their trust and confidence in us to explore and develop this new form of high quality, premium Chinese miniseries together. The success is a testament to the quality of storytelling and production value we have committed to in developing our local production in Asia.”

The Trading Floor follows a team of financial mercenaries who go up against a legendary economist; rocking the Asian financial market in a battle for economic gain and personal vengeance. It is produced by Focus TV with Wong Kwok Keung (Director of The Election, 2014) as director.

The star-studded series boasts cast of feature-film talent including award-winning Hong Kong actor Francis Ng, Taiwanese heart-throbs Chang Hsiao-Chuan and Yu Nan; and co-stars Liu Kai Chi, Chan Ka Lok, Poon Chang Leung, Jacky Cai and Jiang Qilin, with a special appearance by Kuei Lun-Mei, Patrick Tam and Maggie Cheung.

The Trading Floor airs every Thursday, at 8.30 PM on SCM and on-demand on FOX+.  Viewers across mainland China can enjoy the remaining episodes of the miniseries on Tencent Video, on a day and date basis. The final episode of The Trading Floor is set to air on Thursday, June 14.

[1] Source: GfK, Singapore (Period: May 24, 2018; Target: 15 - 49)

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