CSM63 Cities + Online
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!! ♡ And it appears that love is in the air, as we have a slew of romance dramas making their way! But first, congrats to A Lifelong Journey, a drama about the changes in China over 50 years that continues to reign supreme in this week’s web rankings. Although we typically do not cover dramas airing on CCTV, the show is actually also the leading drama on television with CSM63 ratings steadily climbing through the week to hit 2.446% by Sunday.
As for the freshly-released romance dramas, the second season of Vacation of Love that features a new cast led by Tamia Liu Tao and Chen He climbs to second place online. Gina Jin and Wang Ziyi’s Why Women Love which follows a young man whose mother arranges for him to be an assistant for a female executive ranks in 6th place. And, by the way, he’s a hottie… ANYWAYS! We’ve got one more romance drama to cover, this time in the historical genre. The Autumn Ballad starring Jeremy Tsui and Qiao Xin lands in 7th. BFF which is a friendship drama about five grannies enters the list in 9th place.
Looking purely at the primetime dramas on provincial channels, it seems that ratings this week have seen an adjustment with everything falling below 1%. It’s unclear what caused the change but CSM63 has seen a lot of contention over the years especially now that other bodies (including the NRTA) are also releasing their tabulation of television ratings. To Our Dreamland of Ice‘s broadcast on Jiangsu TV is noticeably leading compared to Pride and Price on Dragon TV. Pride and Price is a newly-released drama starring Song Jia and Anita Yuen that follows women in the workplace.
*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. A Lifelong Journey
2. Vacation Of Love 2
3. Mirror: A Tale of Twin Cities
4. Country Love 14
5. Pride and Price
6. Why Women Love
7. The Autumn Ballad
8. Shining For One Thing
10. The Theatre Stories
*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.