TV rankings for April 16th indicate that the top 5 dramas last night have all broken 1% in CSM55 ratings. If I Can Love You So takes the top spot after just a week of airing. It’s a good start for the beleaguered show that had been shelved for years and a nice reward for Liu Shishi who is currently away from showbiz due to her pregnancy. Of the five, Investiture of the Gods is the only one that doesn’t air on primetime.
1. If I Can Love You So (Hunan TV) 1.104%
2. Pushing Hands (Zhejiang TV) 1.090%
3. Investiture of the Gods (Hunan TV) 1.050%
4. Pushing Hands (Jiangsu TV) 1.029%
5. In Youth (Dragon TV) 1.023%
Whether it’s due to the issue of ratings manipulation or simply a case of dramas failing to capture people’s attention compared to past hits, low ratings have become the norm that it’s been a while since I last saw dramas over 1% at the same time. These shows are in barely over 1%, but it’s a start. Do you think the numbers are justified?