Chinese Drama TV Ratings and Online Rankings (week starting August 30)

CSM63 Cities + Online

We’ve got a bunch of new dramas this week so let’s get started!

Despite airing its finale, The Ideal City continues to lead on television with a weekly average of 2.5% in CSM63 ratings. In 2nd place is The Bond and in 3rd is the newly-premiered workplace romance drama My Bargain Queen starring Kenny Lin and Wu Jinyan. Both have garnered weekly CSM63 ratings over 2%. My Bargain Queen also manages to enter the online rankings on its first week in 10th place.

Other new dramas on television are the historical drama Liu Yong Pursues the Case starring He Bing and Michelle Bai. The Priceless premiered on Hunan TV’s 10pm slot. It tells a story about a wife and her mother-in-law and stars Lyric Lan Yingying, Niu Junfeng and Vivian Wu.

Meanwhile, Crime Crackdown continues to rank 1st online. Candle in the Tomb: The Worm Valley which is the newest season based on the books by Tianxia Bachang starring Pan Yueming, Zhang Yuqi and Jiang Chao lands in 5th.

TV Ratings 

CSM63 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. Crime Crackdown 
2. One and Only 
3. The Ideal City 
4. The Bond 
5. Candle in The Tomb: The Worm Valley
6. Dream of Chang’an 
7. Song of Youth
8. Dear Parents 
9. Pandora’s Box 
10. My Bargain Queen

*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. ** Celebrity rankings are no longer available as there has been a regulation to remove all celebrity rankings in China.  

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