Hua Qian Gu + Zhao Liying Set New Ranking Record

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I have decided to translate this full article from the Vlinkage website. The article was published on August 20th and you can see the full article here. So, there are a lot of blah blah and I am too lazy to translate all of that. So, I mostly focused on the data itself. Let’s talk numbers!

Hua Qian Gu income: 2.29 hundred millions + 26 000 000 + 2 hundred millions/monthly

《花千骨》收入:2.29亿+2600万+月流水2亿

  • Drama producers of the drama got 2.29 hundred millions for the production
  • Ciwen media and IQiyi got the exclusivity of the drama online and collected 26 000 000rmb
《花千骨》首播收视率
播出日期 集数 收视率 收视份额 同时段排名 收视率 收视份额 同时段排名
全集CSM50城收视率 全集全国网收视率
2015年6月9日 1-2 1.009 6.028 1 1.18 8.69 1
2015年6月10日 3-4 0.989 6.101 1
2015年6月16日 5-6 1.371 7.983 1 1.70 12.14 1
2015年6月17日 7-8 1.345 8.039 1 1.75 12.64 1
2015年6月23日 9-10 1.573 8.988 1 1.97 13.77 1
2015年6月24日 11-12 1.599 9.09 1 2.19 15.54 1
2015年6月30日 13-14 1.741 9.98 1 2.42 16.4 1
2015年7月1日 15-16 2.01 11.225 1 2.90 19.01 1
2015年7月5日 17-18 1.753 8.771 1 2.27 14.84 1
2015年7月6日 19-20 2.148 11.543 1 3.04 19.72 1
2015年7月12日 21-22 2.208 11.103 1 2.87 18.08 1
2015年7月13日 23-24 2.255 12.939 1
2015年7月19日 25-26 2.013 10.272 1 2.7 16.8 1
2015年7月20日 27-28 2.413 13.057 1 3.26 21.07 1
2015年7月25日 29-30 1.996 10.093 1 2.41 15.35 1
2015年7月26日 31-32 2.071 10.364 1 2.69 16.92 1
2015年7月27日 33-34 2.194 11.879 1 2.91 18.55 1
2015年8月2日 35-36 2.183 10.226 1 2.53 15.64 1
2015年8月3日 37-38 2.438 12.779 1 2.85 18.19 1
2015年8月9日 39-40 2.212 10.257 1 3.25 18.5 1
2015年8月10日 41-42 2.584 12.76 1 3.7 21.74 1
2015年8月16日 43-44 2.777 13.56 1 3.51 21.75 1
2015年8月17日 45-46 3.109 15.705 1 3.83 23.37 1

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Now, let’s look at Zhao Liying’s portfolio. The data starts from 2013 so we are missing some of her other key projects like New Huan Zhu Ge Ge.

  • 2013-2015年赵丽颖主演电视剧收视表现 Ratings of Dramas Starring ZLY
  • 2013年,《陆贞传奇》平均收视1.944……………Legend of Lu Zheng

    《追鱼传奇》平均收视0.679 ……………………..Mermaid Legend

    2014年,《错点鸳鸯》平均收视0.532 ……………….Cuo Dian Yuan Yang

    《妻子的秘密》平均收视1.105 ………………..Wife’s Secret

    《杉杉来了》平均收视1.415 ………………..Boss&Me

    2015年,《花千骨》平均收视1.999 …………….Hua Qian Gu

    《加油吧实习生》平均收视1.195……………………. Best Get Going

It seems like Zhao Liying had a lot of female lead dramas and had very stable good ratings of around 1%.

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Hua Qian Gu is the highest watched drama on Hunan with a starting point of 1.009 and a  recent point of 3.109, making its performance increase by 214%. It is the weekly drama that got the best performance doing so on Hunan TV channel, especially considering it got a bad timeslot of the drama.

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As for hashtag popularity, Zhao Liying also has a very nice record on weibo. Turns out that out of the 10 000 dramas available to Chinese viewers, only 215 dramas has an online attention that goes beyond a million tags. However, turns out that Zhao Liying lead four of them (Boss&Me, Legend of Lu Zhen, Hua Qian Gu and Wife’s Secret). If you compile all of the ZLY drama tags, turns out that Liying is the most tagged female actress on weibo (at least, her projects are).

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Furthermore, when it comes to the viewer ratings, Hua Qian Gu got a higher score than Wu Mei Nian Legend (Empress of China) since August 18th, with episode 46 in the category total number of hits.

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With all her seven dramas where she was a lead, she got a total of 24 987 805 589 hits.

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Zhao Liying was also ranked first in July 2015 as the most searched female Chinese artist, in front of another Chinese big shot -Tang Yan.

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Finally, even her Baidu profile page got an incredible increase of views in the past month.

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7 thoughts on “Hua Qian Gu + Zhao Liying Set New Ranking Record

  1. coffeenlucia says:

    Thanks for the data!

    Was wondering, 1% in China seems a bit small… (Kdramas often get 15% or even 40% in viewership ratings) is there a specific reason why maybe?

    Also, do you happen to know the difference in meaning between 收视率 and 收视份额? Thanks.

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    • Hi, I’m not here to answer the questions but I would like to offer some insights. China has a population of 1.357 billion while Korea has a population of 50.22 million. In terms of ratio, 1% of China’s population would be equivalent to about 25% of Korean’s population. If you compare China to the rest of the world, it’s pretty much impossible for China to be ‘small’. There should be various reasons why it’s only 1% though, such as rural areas etc, but I would leave that for Archidesign to answer🙂

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    • archidisign says:

      I think Kate did a such good job at explaning already. ^^ I will just add a little bit of my perspective on the issue. South Korea is considered an advanced country and most of its population are highly-educated people who easily have access to technology such as TV and Internet. Having 15-40% of its population watching a drama is very impressive, but also doable. However, China is till considered by the United Nations to be a Developping Country. Even if we look at China with envy since its economy and entertainment industry had bloomed beautifully during the past decade, the majority of its population are still leaving on the countryside (or even just working miserably in factories). The disparity in wealth is huge in China. There are more and more rich people and hence the dramas/movies/variety are consummated in mass. HOWEVER, it is still the minority of the population watching. Having a 1% viewership is very impressive and that’s why for Hua Qian Gu to get more than 3% is considered news.
      There are still so many people around the world (US, Taiwan, Korea, HK) coming to China and take a piece of this entertainment pie because, like Kate calculated, 1% in China = 25% in Korea and etc. It is a lot of money involved, a lot of income for the producers to get rich on. I also want to add that even if it sounds perfect, I find this system right now full of flaws. This means that such a big part of the population does not have access to our everyday technology and sadly, the government can’t do anything about that.

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