For a web drama that started out surprisingly good, Story of Yanxi Palace impresses until the very end and keeps its place as the number one drama online in spite of competition from Ashes of Love and the newly-premiered Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace which settled for third on its first week.
TV ratings have yet to see any improvement as all shows fall below 1.0% except for Ashes of Love which challenges another series high with CSM52 ratings of 1.5%. The Evolution of Our Love ranks in second with CSM52 ratings of 0.8% and 0.6% on its two channels. Mr. Nanny has replaced the show now that it’s ended and continues to rank in second.
Last but not the least, Leo Luo Yunxi finally joins Ashes of Love co-stars Deng Lun and Yang Zi on the weekly celeb list. Nie Yuan also makes the list to join his Story of Yanxi Palace empress Qin Lan. Wu Jinyan should be on here, she’s such a regal Empress.
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)
5. Sand Sea
8. Sweet Combat
10. Bloody Romance
Top Celebrities (7-day)
1. Yang Yang
2. Yang Zi
3. Zhao Liying
4. Deng Lun
7. Yang Mi
8. Qin Lan
10. Nie Yuan
*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