Beyond the Realm Of Conscience achieved an average rating of 34 points (2.14 million viewers) and peaked at 36 points for its first episode. The lead cast of Beyond the Realm Of Conscience - Charmaine Sheh, Tavia Yeung and Moses Chan were happy with the ratings.
Meanwhile, the other grand production, Born Rich averaged at 32 points (2.05 millions viewers) and peaked at 34 points. Born Rich lost about 100,000 viewers compared to Beyond the Realm Of Conscience! However, Anita Yuen and Jaime Chik both expressed their confidance for Born Rich.
Although Beyond the Realm Of Conscience has "won" the first round, Charmaine Sheh explains that she has never thought of "competing" against Born Rich. She acknowledges that the cast of Beyond the Realm Of Conscience has given their all during filming and it is nice to receive good feedback from the audience. She also states that the two series are of different genres, and perhaps Born Rich will give viewers a nice surprise at the later stages of the drama.
The premiere of Beyond the Realm Of Conscience also sees 2 little girls portraying the role of little Sam Ho and Kam Ling. Charmaine who plays Sam Ho is full of praises for the little girls. She admits to tearing during the scene when little Sam Ho scatter the ashes of her mother into the well.
Both Charmaine and Tavia Yeung disagree with viewers who compared Beyond the Realm Of Conscience with Korean drama, Jewel in the Palace. Charmaine thinks that viewers should continue to watch Beyond the Realm Of Conscience and see the drama development first before judging the series.
The producer of Beyond the Realm Of Conscience, Mui Siu Ching reveals that the girl who played little Sam Ho was picked after three auditions. They decided to select her although she "no front teeth and has single eyelid" because they want to keep the image of Sam Ho - a kind hearted person who grows up to be a beautiful woman.
Source: MingPao with translations by R.E.D @ AsianVN.com