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Family drama about immigrants tops the TV ratings in Singapore

The Singapore broadcaster MediaCorp has released a list of the most popular television shows on its free-to-air channels.

“Love Thy Neighbour”, a family drama that deals with the friction between Singaporeans and foreign immigrants, emerged as 2011’s most popular local Mandarin drama in the 9pm slot, attracting an average of 941,000 viewers per episode.

Big budget police drama “C.L.I.F.” came in a close second, with an average of 924,000 viewers tuning in each night to catch the action, while medical drama “The Oath” managed to secure the third spot with an average viewership of 915,000.

Although the blockbuster drama “A Song to Remember” featured elaborate costumes and a star-studded cast, it only managed to squeeze into tenth place, with an average viewership of 827,000.

As for dramas in the 7pm slot, Taiwan marathon drama “Love” still reigned supreme, attracting an average viewership of 831,000, followed by the Taiwan drama “Night Market Life” with an average viewership of 772,000.

Singapore dramas “Kampung Ties” and “Code of Honour” could not gain sufficient traction, bringing in an average of 750,000 and 645,000 viewers per episode respectively.