With no substantial competition just yet, Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace has been leading online for several weeks, and I hear that the drama’s getting good. All Out of Love climbs to second place on its first week of airing. Age of Legends which premiered on the same day is not doing nearly as well though it also makes the top 10 dramas online. The leading men for both shows are neck and neck with William Chan in 8th and Wallace Chung in 9th.
Ever since Mother’s Life’s Director spoke up against fake viewership ratings, it seems that TV ratings have stayed perpetually low and the lack of transparency has caused some parties to hold off on reporting the numbers. Even without a complete list for the week, Mother’s Life is a clear winner as the only drama to break past 1%. Martial Universe spends its final week with CSM52 ratings around 0.4%.
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)
10. Tomb of the Sea
Top Celebrities (7-day)
2. Yang Yang
3. Yang Zi
4. Deng Lun
5. Leo Wu Lei
7. William Chan
9. Yang Mi
10. Li Qin
*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