C-drama Ratings and Celeb Rankings (week starting May 18)

C-drama Ratings and Celeb Rankings (week starting May 18)
CSM59 Cities + Online

Put Johnny Huang and Dilraba Dilmurat in one drama, and I'm pretty sure we can expect to see it topping the charts and so it has as their newly-premiered Love Designer is this week's top drama online. Serenade of Peaceful Joy garnered 2.6% in CSM59 ratings on its final day of airing to retain its lead among the TV dramas. Love Designer which takes over its slot on Hunan TV averaged around 2.4% and seems poised to become the new drama to top primetime. Autumn Cicada trails with ratings around 1.7%. 

Now that Legend of Awakening has ended, The Romance of Tiger and Rose which also just premiered this week is now the most viewed web drama. Light romances set in ancient times seem to be a crowd favorite with My Dear Destiny and Fake Princess also in the top 10.

With her new drama, it's no surprise to see Dilireba as the top celeb this week.The Romance of Tiger and Rose female lead Zhao Lusi enters in 6th place. Jaywalk Studio actress Zhuang Dafei rounds up the list in 10th with her two dramas Closer to You and I Don't Want to be Friend with You released one after the other in the past two months.   

TV Ratings 

CSM59 Cities 

C-drama Ratings and Celeb Rankings (week starting May 18)
*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) 
*Vlinkage Daily Views Index is based on view count, iQIYI Popularity, Youku Popularity, community and media discussions and Baidu search. The 7-day rankings is the calculated average from the daily index. ** Vlinkage Star Popularity is based on view count, weibo, douban, tieba, search results, etc 

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  1. 2 dramas i'm watching are Love designer & Fake princess. Fake princrss is really good, very funny. Waiting for the subs n i will rewatch the episodes!

  2. happy to see romance of tiger and rose doing well, it's so much fun! i want to try fake princess & love designer soon.

  3. Watching love designer and romance of tiger and rose.. the last one is very funny. Will watch fake princess but the sub stuck on ep 2. Sigh.

    Watched autumn cicada for allen but dropped it.

    1. Love Designer is good for Reba's career. Romance of Tiger and Rose is a great Summer drama. Autumn Cicada makes no sense due to historical accuracy. It is more of an idol drama. So dropping it is a great idea!

  4. Just finished 12eps of Love Designer, I Love it so much

  5. Ratings for 59 cities these days have too much water. Love Designer average last week per NRTA is only .64 but way above .2 in 59 cities...
    Not to mention no big c-account cover Johnny Huang's messy scandal. He is fine because he has backup in China but you guys here afraid it would affect Raba's drama.

  6. 59 cities rating is per channel. Lover designer rating is higher because other dramas broascast on 2 channels at the same time, therefore their rating per channel has been diluted

    NRTA is rating per show; therefore after combined audience together, other programs had higher index.

  7. A lot of people are saying that Love Designer is too unoriginal/cliche, and yes, it's SO cliche that it's actually interesting lmao. Will have to watch a few more eps to see if it's good or not.