Chinese Drama Viewership Ratings (week starting May 16, 2022)

CSM63 Cities + Online

A round of applause for Be Reborn, starring Zhang Yi and Karry Wang, which has taken over the #1 spot in the Vlinkage online rankings this week!! (* ゚∀゚)ノシ The crime thriller has been getting positive reviews with a story that teams up a police officer and a student. Love In Flames Of War and Who Rules the World follow in 2nd and 3rd. Legacy, a newly-released Republican drama starring Qin Lan, Wu Jinyan, Zhang Nan, and many others, ranks 6th on the list. The plot is set in the 1920s and follows three sisters as they compete for control of their family’s prosperous department store business. Other new premieres that have made the web rankings include crime thriller Day Breaker, starring Li Yifeng, Song Yi, and Stephen Fung, in 9th, followed by Huang Xuan and Bai Baihe’s modern romance My Superhero in 10th.

Meanwhile, CCTV drama Dream House (not in the table below) remains the top primetime show with a CSM63 average for the week of 2.9%! Simmer Down averages over 1% on its finale week. It is replaced by the newly-aired Republican drama Defying the Storm starring Zhang Ruonan and Hu Yitian, which already has a CSM63 average of 1% for its premiere week!! Master of My Own and Grand Canal also end their run with My Superhero taking their time slot to garner an average of 0.7% in its debut week. Same as last week, Love in Flames of War and The Scale of Desire both have CSM63 averages around 0.8%, while Tomorrow Will Be Better trails behind with numbers below 0.5%.

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. Be Reborn
2. Love In Flames Of War
3. Who Rules the World
4. Master of My Own
5. The Fight
6. Legacy
7. Lady of Law
8. The Scale of Desire
9. Day Breaker
10. My Superhero

*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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