Chinese Drama Viewership Ratings (week starting March 7, 2022)

CSM63 Cities + Online

Despite the fact that A Lifelong Journey has already ended, it continues to be the dominant drama online and on television, with the CCTV rerun of the show earning CMS63 ratings above 1%. However, it appears that a new drama is gaining traction online. Just one week after its release, crime series Under the Skin has shot up the rankings to become the top web drama! Tan Jianci and Jin Shijia star in a story about a profiler who teams up with a cop to solve bizarre crimes.

Meanwhile, fantasy romcom Legally Romance starring Huang Zitao and Song Zuer enters the list at number 10. It follows Qian Wei as she waking up as her younger self to encounter a completely different version of her boss Lu Xun (aka Tao).

Two Conjectures About Marriage returns to the the online rankings in 6th place. It has a slight lead above fellow primetime drama Challenges at Midlife though both still have CSM63 ratings below 1%. Modern Marriage brings up the rear with CSM64 ratings in the range of 0.2-0.4%.

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. A Lifelong Journey 
2. Under the Skin
3. Challenges at Midlife
4. Modern Marriage 
5. Royal Feast 
6. Two Conjectures About Marriage
7. Dine With Love 
8. Hello, the Sharpshooter 
9. Talking Bones 2 
10. Legally Romance

*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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