C-drama Ratings and Celeb Rankings (week starting August 9)

C-drama Ratings and Celeb Rankings (week starting August 9)

CSM59 Cities + Online

A number of new dramas have premiered this week, but first of all, congrats to Broker for finally taking the lead on television with a weekly average of 2.310%. In second is Love is True garnering 2.306% in CSM59 ratings for its finale on Dragon TV. Three dramas take over the show’s primetime slots on Dragon TV and Beijing TV such as workplace-romance The Ideal City starring Betty Sun and Mark Chao with an average over 2%. Crime Crackdown starring Sun Honglei and Lay Zhang averages 1.78% for its first week which still has room for improvement though it starts strong online to land in second place. Dream of Chang’an (Stand By Me) also falls in the same range with a weekly average of 1.81% while the newly-premiered family drama Dear Parents starring Yan Ni and Wang Yanhui averages 1.49%.

On the other hand, You Are My Glory continues to lead in online rankings with co-stars Yang Yang and Dilraba Dilmurat still topping celebrity rankings. TV dramas Crime Crackdown and The Ideal City place in 2nd and 5th respectively. Song of Youth drops one spot down to 3rd place. The latest wuxia remake of Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils starring Tony Yang and Bai Shu enters the list in 8th.

Additionally, Dream of Chang’An actor Cheng Yi places 4th this week followed by Crime Crackdown actor Lay Zhang Yixing in 5th.

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. You Are My Glory 
2. Crime Crackdown
3. Song of Youth 
4. Dream of Chang’an 
5. The Ideal City
6. Love is True 
7. Broker 
8. Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils
9. Crush 
10. Crossroad Bistro 

Top Celebrities (7-Day)
1. Yang Yang 
2. Dilraba Dilmurat 
3. Victoria Song Qian 
4. Cheng Yi
5. Lay Zhang Yixing
6. Xiao Zhan
7. Bai Lu 
8. Simon Gong Jun
9. Wang Yibo
10. Xu Kai 

*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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