[TV Ratings] Week 3, 2019

Here are the TV ratings for Week 3, January 14 – January 20 (including reruns, average numbers in %):
1 The Story of Ming Lan (Hunan TV) 1.426
2 Spy Hunter (JSTV) 0.858
3 Behind the Scenes (Dragon TV) 0.787
4 Spy Hunter (ZJSTV) 0.777
5 Behind the Scenes (BTV) 0.721
6 The King of Blaze 2 (Hunan TV) 0.699
7 I Will Never Let You Go (ZJSTV) 0.575
8 My Enemy, My Neighbour (Shandong TV) 0.443
9 The Story of Xijing (Anhui TV) 0.423
10 The Brothers (Anhui TV) 0.392

Source: Calculated myself.

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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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[TV Ratings] Week 51, 2018

Here are the TV ratings for Week 51, December 17 – December 23 (including reruns, average numbers in %):
1 Like a Flowing River (BTV) 1.276
2 Like a Flowing River (Dragon TV) 0.885
3 The Great River (JSTV) 0.768
4 The Sound of the Bell at Shanghai Bund (ZJSTV) 0.742
5 Special Force Behind the Enemy Line (ZJSTV) 0.684
6 The King of Blaze (Hunan TV) 0.651
7 The King of Blaze 2 (Hunan TV) 0.575
8 The Way We Were (SZTV) 0.378
9 The Story of Zheng Yang Gate 2 (Dragon TV) 0.377
10 The Sound of the Bell at Shanghai Bund (Anhui TV) 0.364

Source: Calculated myself.

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[TV Ratings] Week 45, 2018

Here are the TV ratings for Week 45, November 5 – November 11 (including reruns, average numbers in %):
1 The Story of Zheng Yang Gate 2 (BTV) 1.671
2 The Family (BTV) 1.073
3 The Story of Zheng Yang Gate 2 (JSTV) 0.865
4 Entrepreneurial Age (Dragon TV) 0.702
5 All Out of Love (Hunan TV) 0.696

6 Forty Years We Walked (JSTV) 0.588
7 Gen’s Life & Dream (Shandong TV) 0.527
8 To Cheer for Youth (Anhui TV) 0.422
9 Entrepreneurial Age (ZJSTV) 0.401
10 Entering a New Era (Hunan TV) 0.396

Source: Calculated myself.

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[TV Ratings] Week 44, 2018

Here are the TV ratings for Week 44, October 29 – November 4 (including reruns, average numbers in %):
1 The Story of Zheng Yang Gate 2 (BTV) 1.465
2 Entrepreneurial Age (Dragon TV) 0.874
3 The Story of Zheng Yang Gate 2 (JSTV) 0.788

4 The Years You Were Late (Hunan TV) 0.785
5 All Out of Love (Hunan TV) 0.634

6 Gen’s Life & Dream (Shandong TV) 0.417
7 Entrepreneurial Age (ZJSTV) 0.411
8 To Cheer for Youth (Anhui TV) 0.398
9 Patriot (SZTV) 0.375
10 Speed (Dragon TV) 0.309

Source: Calculated myself.

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[TV Ratings] Week 43, 2018

Here are the TV ratings for Week 43, October 22 – October 28 (including reruns, average numbers in %):
1 The Story of Zheng Yang Gate 2 (BTV) 1.325
2 The Years You Were Late (Hunan TV) 0.85
3 Entrepreneurial Age (Dragon TV) 0.755

4 Battle through the Heaven (Hunan TV) 0.728
5 The Story of Zheng Yang Gate 2 (JSTV) 0.675
6 Bloody Yangtze (Anhui TV) 0.567
7 The Best Meeting (Shandong TV) 0.524
8 All Out of Love (Hunan TV) 0.517

9 Gen’s Life & Dream (Shandong TV) 0.422
10 Patriot (SZTV) 0.39

Source: Calculated myself.

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[Finished Airing] The Story of Zheng Yang Gate 2

Sequel to the critically acclaimed 2013 drama The Story of Zheng Yang Gate starring Zhu Ya Wen, Ni Da Hong, Bian Xiao Xiao and Li Guang Fu. The Story of Zheng Yang Gate 2 follows new characters, but equally focuses on the success story of hard-working common people under changing political circumstances. The drama opens in 1955. Xu Hui Zhen (Jiang Wen Li) lost her husband not long after their marriage and is now running a little tavern that she inherited. No matter what difficulties come her way, the socialist transformation of capitalist enterprises, the Great Leap Forward, natural disasters, the Cultural Revolution and many more, Hui Zhen remains true to herself and her philosophy of how to manage the tavern. When the economic reforms are eventually introduced, Hui Zhen and her tavern bear the fruits of her hard work and her unchanging belief in her values.

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