CSM55 Cities + Online
Starting from Jan 2, 2019, the three cities of Dandong, Bengbu and Luzhou have been added to CSM 52 to make CSM 55 cities the new benchmark. I Will Never Let You Go’s CSM55 ratings went from 0.5% on premiere to 0.7% by its third day. It’s not a high number and quite expectedly, the show seems to be doing better online as it placed in third within the first week. The show has also reached 200 million views 3 days after release.
With Like a Flowing River out of the way, The Story of Minglan takes over as the ratings leader while the rest play catch up. Among the new premieres, Spy Hunter starring Qin Junjie and Xu Lu looks the most promising as it inches closer to the 1% mark with ratings of 0.8%. The show seems well-timed as there aren’t as many spy dramas lately.
Meanwhile, online rankings have barely moved. Emperors & Me which is another web drama in the plentiful time travel genre seems to have something fresh to offer as it joins the top 10.
The Story of Minglan ranks in first.
*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. ***** CSM55Cities and CSMNationwide are common tv metrics.
Top Dramas (7-Day)
10. The Demon Master
Top Celebrities (7-Day)
2. Wang Kai
5. Yang Zi
6. Yang Mi
7. Deng Lun
8. Yang Shuo
10. Luo Jin
*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.