C-drama Ratings and Celeb Rankings (week starting Jun 22)

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CSM59 Cities + Online

It seems like there has been quite a fight this week based on TV viewership with the romantic-comedy Go Go Squid! and romance melo River Flows To You securing the top two spots. River Flows To You sees its highest numbers thus far as it reached 1.474% in CSM59 ratings. Similarly, Go Go Squid! pushes to new highs with 1.571% in CSM59 ratings. 

See You Again also sees better numbers on its second week as it crosses 1%. Retourner Le Monde A Toi trails with an average around 0.7%. Love is Deep just premiered last July 24 with ratings in the low 0.2% to 0.4%. Online, it has managed to rank in 9th. 

Aside from dominating TV ratings, Go Go Squid! also tops online rankings with The Untamed coming in second. Considering that The King's Avatar just premiered last July 24, it is doing fairly well to rank in 4th. The drama remake of The Prince of Tennis is doing well after its premiere last July 22 to rank in 5th online. It is also doing well at the late evening slot with ratings over 1%, beating out Novoland: Eagle Flag which airs at the same time.   

TV Ratings 

CSM59 Cities 

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*The table includes primetime shows that air at 19:30, those highlighted in blue air at 22:00. **Overall rankings are for 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) 
*View count is based on the six streaming sites (YoukuiQiyi, Tencent, LeTV, Sohu, Mango). The 7-day rankings are the sum of the daily view count on Vlinkage. ** Star popularity is based on view count, weibo, douban, tieba, search results, etc *** iQiYi and Youku no longer provide view count. 

Ratings and Top Ten -> Next

Source: Xunyee


  1. Thanks so much for bringing back the ratings and celeb rankings report! :) I (and I believe many others) find it really useful. Really appreciate all your hard work!

  2. Yes, yes & yes. Thank you sooooo much for bringing this back to us. It's very, very helpful to me. :)

  3. wow Eagle Flag spent so much money and only got this rating, pity for them

  4. River Flows Into You has high ratings yet none of the leads were included on the ranking of top celebrities. I wonder why.

    1. I found that drama was super boring. And sheng zhuang's acting was just... one of the reasons i quitted watching it. But i wonder what makes that drama got high rating?

      Is prince of tennis good? Im currently addicted to novoland and go go squid.

    2. I havent watched River Flows To You cause judging by the trailer, I know that it will be boring and wont be in my liking. I was just curious about the series since I have just watched recently the movie version of it Cry Me A Sad River" which I really liked.

      I haven't checked out Prince pf Tennis yet but the story isn't my taste so I may pass onto that.

      For Go Go Squid, I 'm stucked at episode 28, hopefully I can get the courage to watch more episodes and finish it. I really liked the series at the beginning. But they're story progresses fast and there were no real conflicts happening (aside from their constant break up) just full of filler sweet moments, side characters stories which I dont like watching, the back story of Han Shangyan and the solo team which is getting boooooring, and the games and competition which isn't exciting anymore. Sorry, I think I went too had with my comment.

    3. @ 5.b If you're complaining about GGS having too many side characters stories and fillers, wait until u watch River Flows To You..it seems like this is becoming a norm with C-dramas these days just to bring up more epis. to make money.

  5. Thank yu for bringing this back!

  6. Thank you for bringing this feature back. It is so helpful and interesting. :)

  7. What is going on with novaland eagle flag it is well written drama and has a terrific cast really high quality drama.... I think the ratings sometimes lacks any sense... Quality doesn't equal a good rating nor success... I think untamed novaland love & destiny & longest day in ch are the best drama out there nowdays

    1. Novoland's ratings are good though. Also remember it is on a smaller channel and there was no promotion prior to it's release this time around (compared to the first time it was supposed to come out).

    2. yeah feel pity with novoland, they said novoland is wuxia drama with highest budget and the shooting took 10 months which is far longer than usual drama series.
      but somehow only got rank 6 rating? and lose to smaller drama?

    3. the audience isn't into male-centric political heavy dramas.
      rise of phoenixes flopped hard last year as well.