C-drama Ratings and Celeb Rankings (week starting Jul 16)

More than a week since its premiere, The Drug Hunter has finally broken CSM52 ratings of 1% to contend with current ratings leader MaskIt has also managed to overtake Legend of Fuyao's hot streak to take first in web rankings. Although seeing a drop in viewership in the episodes leading up to the finale, Sweet Dreams retains a wide lead against the rest of the shows based on CSMNationwide.

Meteor Garden 2018 and Legend of Fuyao are the two shows that have reached 1% despite not airing on primetime. Zhu Yilong who's been gaining attention because of his role in Guardian has topped celeb rankings for the third week in a row.  

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

CSM52 Cities

Chinese TV Viewership Jul 16 CSM52cities

CSM Nationwide

Chinese TV Viewership Jul 16 Nationwide
*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. Sand Sea

Top Celebrities (7-day)
3. Yang Mi
7. Bai Yu
10. Ethan Ruan 

*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. ZYL deserves it! He’s so underrated.

  2. Guardian is sort of like good mutants vs evil mutants similar to x-men.

  3. Meteor Garden has several episodes done like a cooking drama.

  4. The time slot is really bad for Fuya.... It doesn't have drama everyday so their online views dropped in the last 3 days of the week and late night like these dramas...
    But oh well.
    There are more drama start this week and next week too.

    1. I think its pretty lucky to be able to broadcast on TV and avoid the bigger dramas like Heavy Sweetness Ash-like Frost and Martial Universe which would air in August. Ratings wise, it passed 1 and is leading with online views despite having only one online platform.

  5. Woohoo! I'm just happy to see Legend of Yun Xi and Ju Jingyi still in the top 10! They're both newbies, relatively, in dramaland, so I'm quite happy they've climbed up so far. And it looks like her costar Zhang Zhehan is here too. ^-^

    1. I'm happy too :D . It's currently my favourite drama and still waiting for the english subs to finish

    2. Very happy for Legend of Yun Xi and the stars too!. It's my current C-Drama obsession.

  6. CSM Nationwide cannot be used to compare Hunan dramas. If you noticed, Hunan TV dramas is always 1st in CSM Nationwide regardless of the drama and who they are against.

  7. Still watching My Story For You and Youth (2018) (remake of korea Age Of Youth or Hello My Twenties).