C-drama Ratings and Celeb Rankings (week starting Jan 18)

CSM59 Cities + Online

Since its premiere, Minning Town has won praise for its touching storytelling and brilliant acting in depicting the lives of villagers who are relocating to a new town in alignment with China’s poverty alleviation policy. Unsurprisingly, the series has climbed up to rank in first online.

Meanwhile, poverty alleviation drama A Land So Rich in Beauty continues to dominate the TV rankings followed by workplace romance Beauty From Heart with both hitting CSM59 ratings over 2% this week. Wu Jinyan and Yin Tao’s female-centric drama Fighting Youth just aired on January 24 and has already reached CSM59 ratings of 2%. Fighting Youth also makes it into this week’s web rankings in 8th place. More newly aired dramas that have made the online rankings are Hu Yitian and Hu Bingqing’s version of Unrequited Love, business drama Game Changer and the spunky historical rom-com A Girl Like Me.

A Girl Like Me actor Neo Hou ranks in 4th place among the top celebrities while his co-star Guan Xiaotong comes in 8th. Additionally, Game Changer actor Huang Xiaoming makes it to the list at 6th and Minning Town actor Huang Xuan claims the number 10 spot.

TV Ratings 

CSM59 Cities 

*The table includes primetime shows that air at 19:30, those highlighted in blue air at 22:00. **Overall rankings are for 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.   

Web Rankings

Top Dramas (7-Day)   
1. Minning Town
2. Rebel Princess
3. Legend of Fei
4. My Best Friend’s Story
5. Unrequited Love
6. Game Changer
7. A Girl Like Me
8. Fighting Youth
9. Roving Inspection Team
10. Like a Flowing River 2

Top Celebrities (7-Day)
1. Wang Yibo
2. Zanilia Zhao Liying
3. Xiao Zhan
4. Neo Hou Minghao
5. Cecilia Liu Shishi
6. Huang Xiaoming
7. Zhang Ziyi
8. Gabrielle Guan Xiaotong
9. Ni Ni
10. Huang Xuan

*Vlinkage Daily Views Index is based on view count, iQIYI Popularity, Youku Popularity, community and media discussions and Baidu search. The 7-day rankings is the calculated average from the daily index. ** Vlinkage Star Popularity is based on view count, weibo, douban, tieba, search results, etc 

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  1. Yooi

    January 25, 2021 9:03 AM
  2. Gg

    February 26, 2021 9:27 AM

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