C-drama Ratings and Celeb Rankings (week starting Jan 4)

CSM59 Cities + Online

The first week of the new year starts strong with Roving Inspection Team and Like a Flowing River 2 both dominating Chinese television with CSM59 ratings reaching 3%. Roving Inspection Team has completed its run on Hunan TV and was replaced by poverty alleviation drama A Land So Rich in Beauty starring Luo Jin and Yuan Shanshan which has already made it to 4th place. 

For the web rankings, Youku’s historical romance Rebel Princess which marks A-list actress Zhang Ziyi’s drama debut makes the list in 7th. Another new premiere is iQIYI’s The World of Fantasy which marks idol-turned-actor Fan Chengcheng’s drama debut opposite Cheng Xiao lands the show in 8th. 

The Confidence actor Peng Guanying joins the list for top celebrities in 6th while Ni Ni also makes it to the list at 10th, joining My Best Friend’s Story co-star Cecilia Liu Shishi who is in 4th place. Their drama currently ranks second online, sandwiched in between hit TV dramas Roving Inspection Team and Like a Flowing River 2.

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. Roving Inspection Team
2. My Best Friend’s Story
3. Like a Flowing River 2
4. Legend of Fei
5. Ultimate Note
6. The Penalty Zone
7. Rebel Princess
8. The World of Fantasy
9. The Confidence
10. Qin Dynasty Epic

Top Celebrities (7-Day)
1. Wang Yibo
2. Zanilia Zhao Liying
3. Xiao Zhan
4. Cecilia Liu Shishi
5. Wang Kai
6. Peng Guanying
7. Joseph Zeng Shunxi
8. Li Yitong
9. Zhu Yilong
10. Ni Ni

*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. Anon

    January 11, 2021 5:42 PM
  2. dramas4me

    January 11, 2021 10:53 PM
    • Yooi

      January 12, 2021 5:51 AM
      • dramas4me

        January 12, 2021 7:29 AM

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