Ratings for TVB's The Weakest Link nosedived on its second day, pulling in half a million fewer viewers than rival ATV show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? On Tuesday night the TVB quiz show was watched by an average of 1.35 million viewers, while a celebrity episode of Millionaire, led by comedian Stephen Chiau Sing-chi, drew 1.9 million viewers. ATV was ecstatic. 'We would have been content if we scored 40 per cent of the viewers. But now we have 60 per cent,' said ATV spokeswoman Anita Lui Kwok-fun. TVB put on a brave face yesterday and refused to admit defeat. 'The show is new to Hong Kong and it just takes getting used to. The ratings [on Tuesday] were not accurate in reflecting viewers' choice,' said Stephen Chan Chi-wan, head of TVB's programmes division and external affairs. The ATV show has long dominated the prime-time slot since it started in May. The Weakest Link made its debut with much fanfare on Monday and managed to narrowly beat Millionaire that night. But public feedback has been less than favourable, with many viewers saying the mood was tense and host Dodo Cheng Yue-ling too harsh on contestants. It has also been hit by accusations that a number of players conspired to oust opponents and share the cash prize. Mr Chan said despite the criticism, TVB had no plans to change the show's format. He said it was still investigating the allegations of conspiracy. 'We retain the right to take legal action in future should we discover anyone has cheated,' he said.