Lately, c-dramaland is filled with reruns on TV which leaves us with only a handful of dramas on the weekly list. Entrepreneurial Age starring Huang Xuan and Angelababy replaced the time slot taken by Age of Legends. It premiered last Friday to extreme lows of
0.2%/0.3% (0.26%/0.49%) according to both CSM52 Cities and CSM Nationwide. Mother’s Life continues to lead while The Years You Were Late which airs on Hunan TV continues to lag. The latter had a shorter week due to the Golden Eagle Awards.
Extreme Youth which is a new car racing drama led by Elvis Han premiered on the 10pm slot, yet it seems to be suffering the same fate with CSM52 ratings at 0.3% and CSMNationwide at 0.1%.
While Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace retains the lead in web rankings, a number of dramas shifted places within the top 10. Age of Legends and Mother’s Life moved up to second and third place. After months in the top 10, the summer hit drama Ashes of Love is replaced by Martial Universe Season 2.
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)
2. William Chan
3. Leo Wu Lei
5. Yang Yang
6. Yang Zi
7. Sandra Ma
8. Li Qin
9. Zhou Xun
10. Deng Lun
*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