CSM52 / CSM55 Cities + Online
Like A Flowing River reached a new high of 1.419% on its final week. Being the highest-rated Douban drama of 2018, the show had solid viewership throughout its run. Wang Kai was consistently among the top celebs and although his co-stars moved in and out of the top 10, the entire cast and crew has received overwhelming praise. Last I heard, they were working on the script for season 2 so it’s definitely not goodbye.
After a lackluster first week that saw The Story of Minglan outside of the top 10, the show surged in online rankings to place in first this week. Ratings on tv inched higher to reach 1.003%. Behind the Scenes starring Zhou Dongyu and Luo Jin premiered last Saturday though it seems that initial numbers are far from impressive.
Mystery of Antiques which is a web drama that premiered after Christmas breaks into the list in 4th. Tang Yan’s The Lady in Cubicle jumps to 3rd. It’s a 2014 drama that is getting a nationwide broadcast on primetime TV. Meanwhile, Feng Shaofeng joins Zhu Yilong and Zhao Liying in the weekly list. Given all the physical, mental and emotional trauma his character has had to endure, I’m not at all surprised the actor made the cut.
The Story of Minglan ranks in first based on CSM nationwide. It’s been a while but once again, a Hunan TV drama is back in the lead.
CSM52 / CSM55 Cities
*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. ***** CSM52Cities and CSMNationwide are common tv metrics. ****** Beginning Jan 2, 2019, 3 cities of Dandong, Bengbu and Luzhou were added to CSM 52.
Top Dramas (7-Day)
5. Ever Night
Top Celebrities (7-Day)
2. Wang Kai
6. Yang Zi
7. Yang Mi
8. Yang Shuo
9. Deng Lun
*View count is based on the six streaming sites (Youku,
iQiyi, Tencent, LeTV, Sohu, Mango) ** Star popularity is based on view count, weibo, douban, tieba, search results, etc *** iQiYi no longer provides view count.
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