C-drama Ratings and Celeb Rankings (week starting Dec 11)

Huang Xuan Tribes and Empires Storm of Prophecy
There are a few comings and goings this week with an emphasis on the goings as I Am Not An Elite, Beijing People in Beijing and Faceoff complete their run. Faceoff is replaced by a rebroadcast of Luhan's Fighter of the Destiny, which is yet another addition to the few dramas currently on primetime that are merely reruns.

The Chinese remake of Dear My Friends replaces Game of Hunting and tries to make a break past CSM52 ratings of 1.0%. Both air on Hunan TV which is a popular network that's generally expected to get higher ratings. Hunan TV was initially supposed to be the home for Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy, and it makes you wonder what kind of numbers we'd be seeing had Tribes and Empires aired on television. After all, it has claimed the top spot on web rankings. Meanwhile, Huang Xuan joins Shawn Dou on the weekly top ten. 

A Love So Beautiful may have dropped off from the list but it's still a testament to the show's popularity that newcomers Hu Yi Tian and Shen Yue continue to rank high. 

TV Ratings

DramaPanda c-drama ratings week of Dec 11
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. *** Reruns are not included. **** Dramas that air on CCTV (the state television broadcaster in China) are not included. 

Web Rankings

Top Dramas (7-day)
10. Dong Feng Po

Top Celebrities (7-day)
1. Hu Ge 
2. Shawn Dou 
7. Huang Xuan 
8. Yang Mi
10. Shen Yue

*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. That's great for Tribes and Empires. "Dear Friends" was very well-received in S. Korea and the remake ratings are impressive. Happy to see Shawn Dou so high in the search rankings.

    I thought "A Seven Faced Man was going to be shown on TV. I didn't realise it was a web drama. I think I might give it a watch as so far I've enjoyed most of the Chinese remakes of Korean Dramas more than the originals.

  2. T&E isn't the masterpiece everyone thought it would be. It's plagued by terrible pacing and awkward dialogues. Even if it did air on Hunan it may not get high ratings anyway.

    1. Totally agreed...For a high budget production it's a real disappointment from this production. Other then the cinematography and great acting from some of the casts everything else is crappy; story drag, sucky dialogues, editing choppy, sound editing horrible and the list goes on and on...I was expecting another great NIF from the awesome trailer but nope a total waste. Hunan invested in this so i'm not surprise they putting it up now to re-comp.

  3. I love T&E! Love the gorgeous sceneries, acting and emotions that I'm seeing. This is going to ruin a lot of dramas for me as far as how it's filmed.

    Setting milestones in Dramaland!