Although already on its third week, The Rise of Phoenixes makes the weekly web rankings for the first time. TV viewership remain unusually low for a drama that airs on Hunan TV. Ashes of Love continues to be the only drama to break past 1.0% in both CSM52 and CSMNationwide. There is one more piece of good news however for The Rise of Phoenixes as it will be heading to Netflix starting on Sept. 14. That means English subs are coming you guys!
Meteor Garden has ended without much change in TV viewership. It has moved up to fifth in web rankings, though it hasn’t managed to go any higher given that a number of dramas are crowding at the top. Ashes of Love has overtaken Story of Yanxi Palace. With a few days left before the finale, the show has reached over 10 billion views. The historical epic Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace has stayed in third.
Bloody Romance and Flying Swords of Dragon Gate also ended their run. The latter is a rerun that’s been airing on CCTV. Both shows came in ninth and tenth on their final week. Wu Lei and Ni Ni are the new faces in the celeb rankings.
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)
Top Celebrities (7-day)
1. Yang Yang
2. Yang Zi
3. Deng Lun
4. Zhao Liying
6. Yang Mi
8. Leo Wu Lei
9. Qin Lan
10. Ni Ni
*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