C-drama Ratings and Celeb Rankings (week starting Aug 7)

Poster My Mr. Mermaid
My Mr. Mermaid is the only show to break 1.0% in ratings though it barely made the cut and has fallen back to 0.7% since then. Competition has been sparse with the bevy of nationalistic shows playing within the same range and the recently-premiered For My Love falling into pace with the rest.

Even so, My Mr. Mermaid may be worth a second look just because it's a non-primetime show that has managed to place first in TV (albeit short-lived) and web rankings. It has also beaten out Lost Love in Times on the one day where both shows overlap which is good for its youthful cast but unfortunate for the latter that has yet to become the hit that everyone expected it to be.

A Life Time Love seems to have suffered the same fate as it finale'd to a low of 0.491%. Xuan Yuan Sword premiered the next day to slightly higher numbers of 0.640%. On the celeb front, Jacky Wu Jing who has been reaping the rewards of his blockbuster movie has made it to the top ten for the second week in a row which is a testament to the astounding success of Wolf Warriors 2. 

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 on the same night, regardless of air time.

Top Dramas (7-day)
1. My Mr. Mermaid
2. Anti-Terrorism Special Forces II
3. Lost Love in Times
4. The First Half of My Life 
5. The Eternal Love 
6. Princess Agents
7. Deepwater Forces
8. Rakshasa Street
9. Candle in the Tomb: The Weasel Grave
10. For Our Love

Top Celebrities (7-day)
1. Zanilia Zhao Li Ying
2. Jacky Wu Jing
3. Cecilia Liu Shishi
4. Kenny Lin Gengxin
5. William Chan
6. Yang Mi
7. Dilraba Dilmurat
8. Yang Yang
9. Tan Song Yun
10. Jin Dong

*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. For My Love (jin dong) seems like it will be just using the usual drama tropes like loss of hearing. I did enjoy the acting in First Half Of My Life (jin dong). The taiwan drama Attention Love is funny and is similar to Itazura Na Kiss. Lost Love In Times probably just suffered in comparison to the Yang Mi Eternal Love. Lost Love In Times is too sailor moon in the magic department. I wish Legend of Dragon Pearl has subs.

    1. I never got around to watching Lost Love in Times again in the new timeline that's supposedly really good but I keep coming across clips of the show (and the magic stuff that they do) and the sailor moon reference made me laugh.

  2. LLiT isn't that much of a hit if you just look at the numberw, but you have to take into account that it's aired on Dragon TV which makes the lower numbers more understandable. I also don't think LSS's had a hit since Scarlet Heart. She's never been a ratings draw so I didn't expect much of the drama. It's pretty surprising though that it's not doing well in online views, which is embarrassing for a drama with her and William Chan.

    My Mr. Mermaid is just boring. I read the book and it's so dull that I wonder why it was adapted. The leads aren't big names as well so ~0.8 is probably meeting expectations (even though it's broadcasted on Hunan).

    1. I am also surprised that it is not doing well in online views since it has so many names attached to it.

    2. Just curious, why does Dragon TV equate to lower numbers?

      Agree that she hasn't had a hit, but I expected more because this drama was supposedly another Scarlet Heart and it had the same director, same heroine and a popular leading man to boot. But I guess, no matter how high or low expectations people had, it just didn't do well enough.

      I was surprised My Mr Mermaid beat it actually (which is why I was thinking to check out the show), but if it is' boring, then maybe it's best to stay away :)

    3. @Anne J
      Dragon TV is not associated with lower numbers since they had plenty of hits, most recently First Half of my Life. However, people assume that any drama that doesn't air on Hunan is bound to have lower numbers than Hunan's dramas. At least that is what I think people mean by that. But it is not true since plenty of dramas outside of Hunan had big numbers, even if broadcasted on multiple channels at the same time. If it is a hit, it will have big numbers no matter where it airs.

    4. thanks for clarifying.. it's like saying that the most popular channel by right would get more love which makes sense, but I also agree that it's a level playing field. If a show is popular enough, it's bound to do well, so i think LLiT just didn't do well enough.

  3. Honestly nothing that interests me is airing right now, but I am ready for Blind Date and Love Actually. They could be meh, but I am curious and hopeful.

    1. same here, I am not watching any of the shows above except for checking out the first few episodes, but the coming week should change with all the new premieres coming up.

  4. Subs for King's Woman (dilraba dilmurat) has started.

    1. It appears BOTH viki AND dramafever have picked it up for subbing which is pretty cool! To think I was worried we wouldn't get any subs!

  5. in life and love (love actually) (joe chen) is in both viki and dramafever.