Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Awards Analysis: By Broadcast Date

This is the second of a three part series that will analyze TVB Anniversary Awards results based on different variables.

Does the broadcast date really affect the chances of getting an award?
  • April and August appear to be the best months to broadcast a series, since they each have a total of 13 awards. This number is bolstered by the fact that multi-award winning series Heart of Greed and Rosy Business had April releases, while August was helped by War and Beauty
  • If we remove the effect of multiple awards from the same series, then October is the best month for a series. There have been 7 unique series released in October that have won awards.
  • The five months (July-November) leading up to the award ceremony have accounted for 55% of the total awards. The stat holds true for the number of unique award-winning series.
  • October dramas have produced the most number (7) of Best Actor/Actress winners. 
  • August dramas have resulted in the most number (4) of Best Supporting winners.
  • April, May and July dramas have each produced three Favourite Character winners.
  • August is the most popular month for a Best Series winner, with 4.

The awards taken into consideration are Best Series, Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting and Most Favourite Character. The Most Favourite Character category only counts the award winners from 2006 onward and not the Top 12 My Favourite Character awards from 2000-2004. The Best Supporting category includes its predecessor, the Powerhouse Actor/Actress award, presented in 2003-2004. Broadcast date is determined by the month in which the first episode of the series was aired.

See also: Awards Analysis Part 1: By Producer


  1. I don't know how you do this! the idea of comparing awards by month is so creative! i''m looking forward to your part 3 post and maybe it will help us predict some winners for this year's awards! (not that it's not already completely obvious =P)

    1. I came up with this idea because I was wondering how true it is that series that air early in the year, like Storm in a Cocoon and Never Dance Alone, are forgotten by awards time. I guess that data proves this to be true since most awards go to dramas from the second-half of the year, save for the really popular hits like Heart of Greed.