[Douban Ratings] The Best and Worst Dramas of 2017

The end of 2017 is nearing, so it’s time to take a look back at this year’s dramas. 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 in Douban this year.

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[Online Ratings] Week 42, 2017

Here are the online ratings for Week 42, October 16 – October 22 (views in million):
1 A Chinese Odyssey: Love of Eternity 823
2 Delicious Destiny 739
3 Day and Night 619
4 Nothing Gold Can Stay 606
5 The Times We Had 502
6 Peacekeeping Infantry Battalion 475
7 Line Walker: The Prelude 429
8 Detective Dee 399
9 Special Duty Elite 393
10 The Starry Night, The Starry Sea Second 367

Source: Calculated myself.

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[TV Ratings] Week 41, 2017

Here are the TV ratings for Week 41, October 9 – October 15 (including reruns, average numbers in %):
1 The Times We Had (Dragon TV) 1.044
2 Delicious Destiny (Hunan TV) 1.03
3 Peacekeeping Infantry Battalion (JSTV) 0.982
4 The Times We Had (ZJSTV) 0.811
5 Full House (BTV) 0.803
6 The Peach Blossom (Tianjin TV) 0.544
7 The Flowers and Distant Place (Anhui TV) 0.513
8 The Starry Night, The Starry Sea Second (Hunan TV) 0.494
9 The Flowers and Distant Place (Shandong TV) 0.493
10 Detective Dee (BTV) 0.45

Source: Tvtv

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[TV Ratings] Week 40, 2017

Here are the TV ratings for Week 40, October 2 – October 8 (including reruns, average numbers in %):
1 Nothing Gold Can Stay (Dragon TV) 3.137
2 Nothing Gold Can Stay (JSTV) 1.994
3 Delicious Destiny (Hunan TV) 0.936
4 Season Love (ZJSTV) 0.86
5 The King’s Woman (ZJSTV) 0.83
6 Xuan Yuan Sword: Han Cloud (Dragon TV) 0.773
7 The Starry Night, The Starry Sea Second (Hunan TV) 0.668
8 Ordinary Years (BTV) 0.659
9 Tian Jie La Mei (Shandong TV) 0.549
10 Ordinary Years (Anhui TV) 0.466

Source: Tvtv

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[TV Ratings] Week 39, 2017

Here are the TV ratings for Week 39, September 25 – October 1 (including reruns, average numbers in %):
1 Nothing Gold Can Stay (Dragon TV) 2.845
2 Nothing Gold Can Stay (JSTV) 1.953
3 Season Love (ZJSTV) 0.827
4 Delicious Destiny (Hunan TV) 0.731
5 Ordinary Years (BTV) 0.721
6 Lost Love In Times (Dragon TV) 0.708
7 The King’s Woman (ZJSTV) 0.644
8 Xuan Yuan Sword: Han Cloud (Dragon TV) 0.581
9 Tian Jie La Mei (Shandong TV) 0.522
10 Lightning (Hunan TV) 0.504

Source: Calculated myself since the official numbers still haven’t been released (probably delayed due to Golden Week holiday).

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