[TV Ratings] Week 1, 2019

Here are the TV ratings for Week 1, December 31 – January 6 (including reruns, average numbers in %):
1 Like a Flowing River (BTV) 1.372
2 Like a Flowing River (Dragon TV) 0.947
3 The Great River (JSTV) 0.882
4 The Story of Ming Lan (Hunan TV) 0.862
5 The King of Blaze 2 (Hunan TV) 0.823
6 The Lady in Cubicle (ZJSTV) 0.706
7 Behind the Scenes (Dragon TV) 0.675
8 Behind the Scenes (BTV) 0.609
9 Our Youth (Shandong TV) 0.462
10 The Story of Xijing (Anhui TV) 0.333

Source: Calculated myself.

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[Currently Airing] Emperors & Me (Web Drama)

Luo Xi (Dai Wen Wen) is an ordinary university student in her 4th and last year. In order to help and provoke her broken-hearted roommate Fei Yan (Sun Zi Yu), Luo Xi and her best friend Le Xue (Cao Fei Ran) stage jumping off the rooftop, but unexpectedly land in a historical novel that spans thousand years and describes the fall of a fictive country and the subsequent rise of a new dynasty. There, the two girls meet the young emperor of the Qi dynasty Qin Shang (Gao Tai Yu) and are chased by his soldiers. In a rush to save her life, Luo Xi takes Qin Shang back to the real world. Le Xue, however, remains in the novel world. Thereupon, Luo Xi and Qin Shang re-enter the novel world several times and also take An country’s emperor Mu Rong Yu (Liu Zhao Hong) as well as Chen country’s emperor Guo Yan (Gao Ji Cai) back to the present instead of Le Xue. While spending his days with Luo Xi, the self-centered Qin Shang slowly turns into a tender and considerate person and finally moves Luo Xi’s heart. But will Luo Xi and Qin Shang be able to live together in the same world?

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[Douban Ratings] The Best and Worst Dramas of 2018

Since 2018 has come to an end, it’s time to take a look back at the dramas 2018 has brought to us. While the TV ratings and online ratings tell you how popular a drama was, they don’t necessarily tell you anything about the quality. Douban is China’s most used website where viewers can rate dramas, and the Douban ratings are said to reflect quality rather than popularity. So let’s see which are the highest and lowest rated dramas of 2018 in Douban.

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[Currently Airing] Shall We Fall in Love (Web Drama)

Even though Jiang Yi Nan (Nichkhun Horvejkul) is an unemployed youth with lacking qualifications, he is very optimistic and cheerful. One day, he saves a young woman named Chen Xin Yue (Daisy Li) from the water. He feels attracted to her and thus decides to apply for the company she’s working for. Surprisingly, he manages to get in and attract Xin Yue’s attention. Xin Hao Yu (Wang Zi Rui) feels disturbed by Yi Nan’s positive character and tries to go up against him at every chance. Hao Yu’s girlfriend Liang Ding Fei (Wang Fei Fei), however, becomes curious about Yi Nan. But Yi Nan’s acceptance into the company was actually only a mistake by the president who now orders all kind of people around to create situations that would allow him to kick Yi Nan out again.

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[Currently Airing] Spy Hunter

In the spring of 1931, after the Communist Party successfully set up many communication stations in China, they set their sight on Western Europe and assigned two of their agents ”Asthray'” and “Porcelain” to Paris. From there on, the stories of secret deal, hidden betrayal, questionable death, forbidden love, and brotherhood among the military and a prominent family’s members were unraveled.
(Source: Mydramalist)

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[Currently Airing] I Will Never Let You Go

Hua Bu Qi (Ariel Lin) has been following her uncle and wandering around since she was a child. One day, she meets an admirable swordsman named Lian Yi Ke (Zhang Bin Bin) and falls for him. But Lian Yi Ke is in fact Chen Yu, the only son of the 7th Prince who plans to seize the throne. Any hopes of a life together as a couple are thus dashed. Hua Bu Qi barely escapes death and flees. On top of that, she learns that she is already promised to Dong Fang Shi (Austin Lin), whose grandfather wants to use her because she holds the key to a treasure. Dong Fang Shi, however, falls in love with Hua Bu Qi and tries to avoid harming her in any way.

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[TV Ratings] Week 52, 2018

Here are the TV ratings for Week 52, December 24 – December 30 (including reruns, average numbers in %):
1 Like a Flowing River (BTV) 1.342
2 Like a Flowing River (Dragon TV) 0.959
3 The Great River (JSTV) 0.941
4 Special Force Behind the Enemy Line (ZJSTV) 0.812
5 The King of Blaze 2 (Hunan TV) 0.711
6 The Sound of the Bell at Shanghai Bund (ZJSTV) 0.696
7 The Story of Ming Lan (Hunan TV) 0.679
8 The Lady in Cubicle (ZJSTV) 0.669
9 That City, This Family (Hunan TV) 0.454
10 The Story of Xijing (Anhui TV) 0.374

Source: Calculated myself.

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