Massive changes are taking place in C-Ent as China aims to clean up “toxic fandom culture,” and one of the new regulations is a ban on all celebrity rankings. Only rankings of music, film and television works are allowed with emphasis on the work itself and not on the actors. Vlinkage has discontinued their celebrity rankings.
Same as last week, The Ideal City continues to dominate on television with a weekly average over 2.5% in CSM63 ratings. It is followed by the family drama The Bond which has garnered a weekly average also over 2%.
While new dramas have made it to the online rankings, Crime Crackdown continues to rank 1st. Dear Parents make it back to the list in 8th place. Mango TV’s sci-fi thriller Pandora’s Box starring Zhang Rui and Joseph Chang which follows a physics genius as he investigates his mother’s mysterious car accident lands in 9th. Ju Jingyi and Zheng Yecheng’s fantasy romance drama Love Under The Full Moon enters the list in 10th. It tells the story of Lei Chuxia who loses her memory and time-travels to the world inside Xu Xiaodong’s phone.
*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.
Top Dramas (7-Day)
1. Crime Crackdown
2. The Ideal City
3. One and Only
4. Dream of Chang’an
5. Song of Youth
6. The Bond
7. You Are My Glory
8. Dear Parents
9. Pandora’s Box
10. Love Under The Full Moon
*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.
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One and Only is my guilty pleasure. And can’t wait for the sequel. The bond and ideal city are also good. Will continue watching Song of the youth.