Wonderful Life which brings together Zhang Jia Yi and Li Xiao Ran in a melodramatic romance takes first and second place. Its simultaneous airings on Dragon TV and Beijing TV have broken past CSM52 ratings of 1.0% which is unsurprising for the collaboration between two seasoned veterans. Old Boy and Blade Attacking are neck and neck for third and fourth place. Nationwide rankings continue to sing a different tune as Liu Ye and Ariel Lin’s couple pairing win the ratings game with Old Boy.
The same primetime players dominate web rankings with the exception of Negotiator which ended more than a week ago. The popularity of The Flame’s Daughter’s cast seems to have served it well as it is the only web drama within the top 5. Dilraba Dilmurat climbs to the top spot in the weekly celeb rankings. After failing to make the list last week, Siege in Fog hangs on in tenth. Read this review if you will, the show’s pretty darn addictive.
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)
2. Old Boy
10. Siege in Fog
Top Celebrities (7-day)
2. Yang Mi
3. Huang Zitao
4. Zhao Li Ying
6. Yang Yang
7. Sun Yi
10. Li Xiao Ran
*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