C-drama Ratings and Celeb Rankings (week starting May 28)

The Way We Were leads the dramas across the board with CSM52 ratings just slightly past 1.0%. Love Won't Wait failed to hold on to its premiere numbers to trend down as the week progressed. It's been so long since we've seen a drama with numbers in the 2.0% and 3.0% range but it looks like those days have gone. 

A new crop of premieres hit the 10pm slot with Meet In Youth Love In Foods and A Family Has Children In The First Place. Both fall into the same range as Summer's Desire which averages at approximately 0.5%. The Legend of Jade Sword lags with numbers at 0.1%. 

Moonshine and Valentine seems to have moved down in web rankings but Victoria Song and Johnny Huang take the top two in celeb rankings. Talking Bones is a new crime thriller about forensic experts that just premiered last Tuesday. The show seems to have climbed into the top ten quite easily, and I'd be keen to see whether it manages to stay on the list. 

TV Ratings (CSM52Cities and CSMNationwide are common tv metrics.)

CSM52 Cities

c-drama ratings May 28
CSM Nationwide

c-drama ratings May 28
*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)

Top Celebrities (7-day)
6. Yang Mi 
7. Luo Jin 

*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: Xunyee


  1. Meet in Youth Love in Foods look really good! Not much info seems to be available, let alone somewhere to watch it. Hopefully someone picks it up soon!

  2. Yeah, lately if you reach 1% is a big deal. I just think the dramas out there are not attractive to the audience. Since online views is also not that high. Only Mr.Right at the beginning of the year had huge numbers. Maybe ratings will go up this Summer. To be fair there hasn't been many big or highly anticipated dramas lately.