C-drama Ratings and Celeb Rankings (week starting Jun 5)

Princess Agents
Yes, there's a Princes Agents mobile game coming out in China and it is being marketed as the only legal version, as opposed to many pirated ones, I suppose? Regardless, I'm taking this as another sign that the show is doing well. Ratings have been on the rise from CSM52 ratings of 0.84% on the day of the premiere to 1.27% by the end of the week. It has also climbed to number two in terms of web rankings, so has its leading lady Zhao Li Ying who is only one spot after Luhan. I'd say that this is altogether an expected win-win for a very fascinating drama.  

Operation Love has ended while Legend of the Dragon Pearl continues to do badly ratings-wise. I'd be hardpressed to find another network taking the lead on the 10pm timeslot which generally seems to be dominated by Hunan TV (the network that is airing Princess Agents). 

I honestly haven't been tracking ratings long enough to know whether this is a fair observation or not but to see is to believe. A Life Time Love is scheduled to replace Operation Love this week and it might just give Princess Agents a run for its money, or not. 

A Life Time Love June 12

You've probably all heard this before but here's another look at how the rest of the primetime shows are faring now that most of them are on their last week. Ode to Joy Season 2 powered through until the very end, never swaying from its stronghold in first and second. It finally broke past 2.0 to get ratings of 2.02% on Dragon TV and that's not even counting the 1.55% it got on Zhejiang TV.

White Deer Plain seems to have inched past Song of Phoenix for good and it continues the streak from the prior week with ratings past 1.0% on Jiangsu TV, the same goes for their web rankings. It's interesting to note that White Deer Plain has more than a week left while Song of Phoenix ended its run to lackluster ratings of 0.644% on June 10 (ratings for the day not available in the table below). Now that most of the shows are over and done with, let the new games begin!

DramaPanda Ratings

*The above are mostly primetime shows that air at 19:30 while those highlighted in blue air at 22:00. **Rankings are overall rankings across the shows airing in the same night, regardless of air time.

Top Dramas (7-day)
1. Ode to Joy 2 
2. Princess Agents
3. White Deer Plain 
4. Song of Phoenix
5. Fighter of the Destiny
6. Detective Samoyeds
7. Legend of Dragon Pearl
8. Fighting Time
9. Cuo Mo Lao Po
10. In the Name of People

Top Celebrities (7-day)
1. Luhan
2. Zanilia Zhao Li Ying
3. Yang Zi
4. Liu Tao
5. Wang Kai
6. Gulnezer Bextiyar
7. Qiao Xin
8. Li Qin
9. Jiang Xin
10. Yang Mi

*The top ten rankings are sourced from Vlinkage. **View count is based on the nine streaming sites (Youku, Tudou, iQiyi, QQ Tencent, LeTV, PPTV, Xunlei, Sohu, Mango) *** Star popularity is based on view count, weibo, douban, tieba, search results, etc

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Source: Vlinkage


  1. Ode to Joy 2 did amazing in both online (views) and TV ratings. I am sure the ladies are extra happy.
    It seems that June will be dominated by Hunan dramas with both Princess Agents and Rush to the End of Summer doing good rating wise. I predict Rush to the End of Summer taking the lead since it airs earlier. That 10-12 timeslot is so late so ratings are usually not able to compete with earlier dramas.

  2. I don't think A Lifetime Love will stir the waters. Victoria + Peter Sheng's acting is enough to turn anyone off a show. Not to mention that Victoria's name is practically synonymous with bad drama.

    1. Lol, this comment is so mean but it cracks me up every time I see it!

    2. LMAO! So mean but so true!

  3. I' glad Princess Agents is doing well as a ZLY fan but have to admit I'm disappointed with the drama so far. Maybe my expectations were too high but the CGI, directing choices, bad dubbing and colour palette are so distracting. But I'm only on Episode 3 and from recaps I've seen it seems things will get more interesting soon so will stick with it.

    1. It's definitely no Nirvana in Fire, that's for sure, but i think it gets much better after the first 10 or so episodes. At least, even with all its huge flaws, I'm still hugely enjoying it. It is DEFINITELY eons above General and I in acting quality, so it's all good.