The ratings slump on television seems to be getting worse with the new batch of shows. Only Side By Side With You barely improves as it inches past CSM52 ratings of 0.5% by the end of the week. The Great Expectations only had one day of broadcast, and it also falls in the same range at 0.5% (not to overuse the pun, but I expected greater).
Long Time No See which replaced Wonderful Life is the only one that seems to show some promise as it ranks first on its first week. Granted that it’s due to CSM52 ratings for Old Boy dropping on its last two days of airing but a win’s a win. The drop didn’t affect CSM Nationwide numbers because Old Boy holds too much of a lead against the rest. The country as a whole seems to be tuning in to watch it.
Perhaps this is where viewing patterns come into play as online viewership tells a different story. According to Vlinkage numbers, Only Side By Side With You has shot up to first while leading man William Chan climbs to second, just after Dilraba Dilmurat. New premieres like Secret of the Three Kingdoms and Long Time No See round up the list in ninth and tenth.
TV Ratings (CSM52Cities and CSMNationwide are common metrics 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)
3. Old Boy
7. Hou Ma De Cun Tian
10. Long Time No See
Top Celebrities (7-day)
2. William Chan
3. Yang Mi
7. Zhang Jiayi
8. Jeremy Tsui
9. Vic Chou
10. Guan Xiaotong
*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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Old Boy has better acting probably bec it has plenty of veteran actors. For example, the old restaurant owner was in In The Name Of The People. The young actor playing son of the main guy played the young emperor in Nirvana In Fire 2. I recognized most of the actors and actresses in Old Boy from other china dramas.
Thumbs up for old boy.
Ratings have been weak overall this year bc dramas have been bad. Both online and TV dramas have been a let down for me, if I last three episodes that is a lot.