CSM55 Cities + Online
With only two days left until the finale, The Story of Minglan is generating all the buzz on Chinese television. It’s a pity that Hunan TV has been slicing and dicing episodes to extend airtime because it feels like ratings and the actual viewing experience could have been so much better it if just aired normally.
Being a longer drama, Minglan has outlasted much of its competition and continues to tower above the rest for being the only show with ratings past 1%. Most of the shows left in primetime are newer dramas. National Treasure Legendary Journey headlined by Liu Ye has yet to finding its footing as it has only started airing mid week.
Minglan also ranks in first online followed by I Will Never Let You Go and Legend of Hao Lan. Well Intended Love is a new addition to the top 10 with a syrupy sweet premise and handsome guys. Its lead actor Xu Kaicheng also make the list in 6th place.
The Story of Minglan continues to lead nationwide with ratings above 1%.
*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)
4. Dang Kou
5. Spy Hunter
7. The Legends
Top Celebrities (7-Day)
3. Yang Zi
4. Deng Lun
6. Xu Kaicheng
8. Yang Mi
9. Pan Yueming
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.