Ashes of Love (this seems to be the official title) is the undeniable winner this week as it leads both CSM52 and CSM Nationwide. It is currently the only drama that has managed to break past 1% in ratings despite dramas like Sweet Combat, Partners and Legend of Fuyao airing their series finales. The Rise of Phoenixes premiere fell flat as the show ended the week with CSM52 ratings of 0.4%.
After reaching 4 billion views last Friday, Ashes of Love added another billion by Sunday to total over 5 billion views. Nevertheless, Story of Yanxi Palace still tops web rankings and will likely keep the lead now that it’s churning episodes double time on its final leg.
After a couple weeks off the list, Bloody Romance makes its way back into the running in tenth. Meanwhile, Deng Lun joins Yang Zi on the weekly celeb rankings in ninth. With the way the story’s progressing, perhaps Leo Luo Yunxi will make the cut next week. My heart bled for him (more like all of them) in the last episodes.
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)
3. Sweet Combat
5. Sand Sea
10. Bloody Romance
Top Celebrities (7-day)
1. Yang Yang
2. Yang Zi
4. Yang Mi
5. Zhao Liying
7. Qin Lan
9. Deng Lun
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