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Sex, Secrets, And The Afterlife — What Topped Mediacorp’s List Of Most-Watched Shows In 2019

So these are the Mediacorp shows we watched last year.

So these are the Mediacorp shows we watched last year.

So these are the Mediacorp shows we watched last year.

The long-running English family drama Kin and the Rui En-starring supernatural drama Hello From the Other Side were the most-watched Mediacorp dramas last year, according to data compiled by SG-TAM (Singapore Television Audience Measurement).

1 of 2 Family ties: Jason Godfrey and Carla Dunareanu in the twisty 'Kin'.

Kin, which premiered in October 2018, was not only Mediacorp’s most-watched English drama, it also topped the overall list of English-language programmes. Sex sells too. Joanne Peh’s raunchy Last Madame, Mediacorp’s first M18 drama, was a big draw as well.

Top 10 Locally-Produced English Programmes

1 Kin

2 Last Madame

3 Crimewatch 2019

4 National Day Parade 2019

5 Talking Point 2019

6 Let's Celebrate 2020

7 Lion Mums 3

8 128 Circle

9 Meet the MP 2

10 RenovAID 8

Top Locally-Produced English Dramas

1 Kin

2 Last Madame

3 Lion Mums 3

4 128 Circle

5 Meet the MP 2

6 Fried Rice Paradise

7 Derek

8 Michael Chiang's Mixed Signals

9 Paddles Up!

10 Kin: Matthew's Story

2 of 2 Soul far, soul good: Shaun Chen and Rui En in 'Hello from the Other Side'.

Over on the Chinese-language side, Hello from the Other Side, the underworld-set drama starring Rui En — in her first drama since 2017’s Have a Little Faith — as a grim reaper, was the most-watched Chinese drama.

But the drama, co-starring Shaun Chen, didn’t crack the overall list of Chinese-language programmes, where variety specials such as Star Awards, Star Search and SPD Charity Show reigned supreme.

Top local Chinese-language programmes

1 Star Awards 2019

2 National Day Parade 2019

3 Lunar New Year's Eve Special 2019

4 Star Search 2019: Grand Final

5 Sian Chay Bonding With Love Charity Show 2019

6 SPD Charity Show 2019

7 Star Search 2019 Semi Final

8 Chingay 2019

9 Remembering Aloysius

10 National Day Rally 2019

11 Star Awards 2019: Walk of Fame

12 National Day Parade 2019

13 Hello From the Other Side

14 C.L.I.F. 5

Top 10 local Chinese-language drama series

1 Hello From the Other Side

2 C. L. I. F. 5

3 Daybreak

4 Hello Miss Driver

5 While You Were Away

6 Dear Neighbours

7 How are You?

8 My One in a Million

9 The Good Fight

10 Heart to Heart

Source: SG-TAM (all rights reserved by IMDA)

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