Although the month of February saw new players entering the ratings game, General and I remained in first reaching as high as 1.723 on its final week. It wasn’t until the show ended on Feb. 10 that Three Lives Three Worlds took over but it wasn’t always smooth sailing for a show which landed in 3rd, 4th and even 7th place at one point.
Netizens doubted the cast especially when it came to Mark Chao who was far from the immaculate god that many envisioned. I wasn’t fond of the premiere either but boy was I wrong as the show continued to impress with stellar production values that can convert the biggest skeptics into avid fans.
Given the simultaneously broadcast on Dragon and Zhejiang TV, it’s a feat to rank 1st and 3rd with ratings in both networks breaking past 1.0, and its success brings welcome news for the entire cast whose popularity has been surging as a result.
Case in point, Mark Chao is number four in the celebrity top ten and as much as I always appreciated him sa an actor, he hasn’t exactly been on top of people’s minds compared to popular idols like Li Yi Feng, William Chan and Ma Tianyu who are close to him in age.
Love Just Come is sandwiched in between the two servings of Three Lives Three Worlds at 2nd somtimes 3rd and I’m admittedly curious to about this unassuming drama which has managed to do so well in spite of the lack of big names.
Weekend Parents is talked about because of a scandal that involved Yang Mi, Hawick Lau and Wang Ou. To sum up the gossip, Yang Mi is married to Hawick Lau who allegedly cheated on her with Wang Ou. Paparazzi caught him going over to Wang Ou’s hotel room at night and staying there for hours. The actor later explained that it was to discuss the script since they were filming for Legend of the Jade Sword.
Back to business, Weekend Parents is currently in 4th right behind Three Lives Three Worlds though it would have been awkward if it was the other way around.
The Glory of Tang Dynasty seems to have its fair share of fans but the ratings tell a bleak future, falling to 7th and 11th last Wednesday at 0.607 and 0.493.
The Starry Night The Starry Sea climbs to number one as it airs during a no contest time slot and on a major network at that. Legend of the Condor Heroes which airs only twice a week and also at 10:00 p.m. has a ways to go but churning out decent numbers for what it gives.
Top Dramas (Feb. 18, 2017)
1. Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms
2. The Glory of Tang Dynasty
3. The Starry Night the Starry Sea
4. Shuang Xi Ying Men
5. Detective Samoyeds aka Righteous Arduor of Chang An
6. Love Just Come
7. Legend of the Condor Heroes 2017
8. Zhang Huo Zhong De Xiong Di
9. Full Love aka Weekend Parents
10. Just One Smile is Very Alluring
Top Celebrities (Feb. 18, 2017)
1. Yang Mi
2. Dilraba Dilmurat
3. Ren Jia Lun
4. Mark Chao
5. Jing Tian
6. Zheng Shuang
7. Qin Jun Jie
8. Yang Yang
9. Shu Chang
10. Zhao Li Ying
* View count is based on the nine streaming sites (Youku, Tudou, iQiyi, QQ Tencent, LeTV, PPTV, Xunlei, Sohu, Mango)
** Star popularity is based on view count, weibo, douban, tieba, search results, etc.
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Since your chart uses CM52 ratings, I was wondering why you didn't use General and I's CM52 ratings high of 1.723.
You didn't mention any other ratings system in the post, so people unfamiliar with C-Drama ratings might be mislead into thinking the 2.405 was the CM52 rating, which would be incredibly high relative to all the other figures on the ratings chart you included.
Thank you for the ratings update. It's nice to know how different dramas are doing. It's so hard find out how dramas are if you don't speak Mandarin unlike with Kdramas.
I'm surprised about Glory of Tang Dynasty I thought it was doing better judging by the search results and how often it seems to be trending. Why do you think it isn't rating higher?
it was an oversight on my part.. i meant to use CM52 ratings for General and I too but was looking at the wrong column. No wonder it was so high, i was misled to thinking it was incredibly high too. thank you for pointing it out:)
It's the other way for me. I was expecting it not to do well since I didn't enjoy what I saw of the show and the ratings sort of just echoed my sentiment. I dropped Glory of Tang quite early after only a few episodes. Are you watching it? Is it worth picking up again?
I can't watch because no subs and I'm nowhere capable enough to watch without subs 🙁
I saw your early review which made me think I wasn't missing out on much lol! I was interested because the posters were so pretty, the story sounds interesting and I like Jing Tian 🙁
ooh i see, i usually watch raw and thought it was hard to follow too actually :/
and ya, i definite wasn't a fan of the show tho I like Jing Tian too. Maybe someone who's seen more of Glory of Tang can enlighten us if it's worth watching:)
No problem 🙂
It's a lot of work to keep track of all these ratings! Keep it up 😀
I think it's really a matter of taste — I couldn't get into Chusen or The Princess Weiyoung at all (while I've observed that you've been enjoying those shows), but actually really enjoy The Glory of Tang Dynasty. It's really not an inner palace drama at all, but rather focuses on the politics and power plays leading up to a major rebellion. So, rather ironically, The Glory Of Tang is really about the start of the downfall of Tang. (I happen to enjoy watching political intrigue, so it's more up my alley.) Hope that helps 🙂
ooh you make it sound so much more interesting. I actually feel like I gave up too early given that the people who vouch for Glory of Tang seem to like it a lot… will probably give it another try one of these days. Lol regarding chusen, i actually didn't think it was THAT good but loved it just the same for very superficial reasons. Pity you didn't get into weiyoung.. it was my favorite drama last year:)
After Ep 32 is when things get really good (while the earlier parts are more fleshing out character relationships and such), so I recommend restarting from there 🙂
As an avid cdrama viewer here in the Philippines, among friends and acquaintances "Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms" ranked THE BEST surpassing #1 even…Its storyline, Cinematography, Costume design and others most specially the Lead Stars YANG MI and MARK CHAO were PERFECT!!! It's a MegaHit!! BRAVO!
It's a thumbs up as well for Glory of Tang…Love Jing Tian!!
yes.. I absolutely love it too… can''t believe the month went by and it's the last day already T.T
Drama Eternal Love deserves number one, both Yang Mi and Mark Chao full of chemistry in this drama. I can't stop replay some scenes, it's just so sweet and romantic❤️❤️❤️