The Way We Were stayed in first on its final week of airing with ratings consistently above 1.0%. Online views also reached 7 billion which puts it on par with Here to Heart when it ended and behind Negotiator which hit 10 billion views ahead of its finale. Despite some ups and downs in numbers, Love Won’t Wait comes in second for the most part though it may be edged out by new competition with the premiere of Patriot starring Zhang Luyi and Tong Liya.
Summer’s Desire also welcomed its season finale. TV ratings for the show have been fairly consistent whereas online views managed to hit 1 billion before its finale, which puts the drama in eight based on web rankings. Deep in the Realm of Conscience is leading among the web dramas, placing only after the current leaders of primetime. Demon Catcher Zhong Kui rounds up the list in tenth.
TV Ratings (CSM52Cities and CSMNationwide are common tv metrics.)
*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)
7. Hero’s Dream
Top Celebrities (7-day)
2. Johnny Huang
3. Zhao Liying
5. Yang Mi
6. Luo Jin
7. Qin Jun Jie
10. Hans Zhang Han
*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