Ranking Dramas by Average TV Ratings
|Rank||Drama||Average rating CSM52 (%)|
|1||In the Name of People||3.661|
|2||Nothing Gold Can Stay||2.564|
|3||Because of You||1.930|
|4||First Half of my Life||1.876|
|5||Nothing Gold Can Stay||1.756|
|7||Ode to Joy 2||1.614|
|8||Ode to Joy 2||1.584|
|10||The General and I||1.314|
Ranking Dramas by Online Views (higher than 10 billion)
- Princess Agents >46.2 billion views
- Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms >40 billion views
- In the Name of People >28 billion views
- Fighter of the Destiny >26 billion views
- Ode to Joy 2 >24 billion views
- The General and I >18 billion views
- Game of Hunting > 16 billion views
- The First Half of my Life >15.9 billion views
- Nothing Gold Can Stay >12.9 billion views
- Lost Love in Times >11.1 billion views
- Because of You > 10.7 billion views
- Detective Samoyeds (web drama) >10 billion views
* First column of numbers are average CSM52 TV ratings. The second one is douban TV scores and the last one is total online views as of November, 2017. This serves as reference for the TV ratings, as for the online views I used Vlinkage numbers. For the dramas that aired earlier in the year, the exact number of views won’t be known until Vlinkage releases their official list. I expect their numbers to be a bit higher than the ones I used, while the numbers for the dramas airing in the second half are very accurate.
** The Glory of Tang Dynasty would have made the list for online views if it was not split into two seasons. Both seasons combined have over 11 billion views, but this ranking does not combine seasons.
*** The other two big named dramas for 2017 are Tribes and Empires and Nirvana in Fire 2. In the long run, they will probably have high online views but we won’t know until next year.
I confess to starting a lot of these dramas, but I was only able to finish two and a half from this list. I was looking forward to most, but lost interest. Happy holidays!