Three new shows have premiered on primetime, though it seems too early for a new winner just yet. Old Boy manages to come close to breaking past 1.0% in ratings on its only day of broadcast. It landed fourth in CSM52 rankings just after Wonderful Life and Blade Attacking which had a few days head start. It’s interesting that nationwide rankings paint a completely different picture with Old Boy leading the rest by a bigger margin.
Negotiator ends its run topping charts as expected while Memories of Love ends with less than ideal results, especially from Wallace Chung who had the added expectation of coming from the very popular yet widely-panned General and I last year.
There are quite a few changes in web rankings as well. Untouchable Lovers moves a few spots to third. New shows like The Flame’s Daughter, My Father, My Soldier and Wonderful Life make the list. Beauties in the Closet makes the list for the first time despite being on air for almost a month. It must also be a welcome coincidence that its leads Vic Chou and Hu Bingqing both have another drama airing concurrently.
Siege in Fog which premiered two days ago doesn’t quite make the cut to appear anywhere, but a closer look shows that it seems on par with the others. Siege in Fog premiered a day after The Flame’s Daughter. It has racked up two hundred million views compared to three hundred million for The Flame’s Daughter.
TV Ratings (CSM52Cities and CSMNationwide are commonly used for TV ratings.)
*The above are mostly primetime shows that air at 19:30 while those highlighted in blue air at 22:00. **Rankings are overall rankings across the shows airing on the same night, regardless of air time. *** Reruns are not included. **** Dramas that air on CCTV (the state television broadcaster in China) are not included.
Top Dramas (7-day)
8. Peace Hotel
Top Celebrities (7-day)
1. Yang Mi
3. Zhao Liying
4. Huang Zitao
5. Liu Haoran
7. Yang Yang
9. Hu Ge
10. Wallace Chung
*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