Drama Online Ratings

I don’t know about others, but for me knowing that one of my beloved drama had a high ranking during its broadcast always make me feel good. So, was your favorite Chinese drama as popular as you think it should? (There are also 2 Korean and 1 HK dramas in the list!) Here is the ranking of the top 90 Dramas, from the most popular at number 1. Who knows, maybe you will discover some new goodies through this list!

***List Updated in October 2015****

We have just updated this list with links! Next to every drama on this list that has the words “Eng Sub”, you should be able to find a link which directs you to a link with english subtitles. A lot of comments ask us where to watch the dramas in English so this is a good reference🙂

ps; this Rankng is based on online views of nine main broadcast site so it is normal some old dramas from decades ago didn’t make it. Source at the end of the page.

ps2; Do NOT copy past this ranking since it took some time to make it😛 Thanks!

  1. Hua Qian Gu 花千骨 18.718 billion views
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2. Empress of China 武媚娘传奇 12.624 Billion views

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3. Sword of Legends (Ancient Swords) 古剑奇谭 9.679Billion views

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4. Empresses in the Palace (Zhen Huan Zhuan) 甄嬛传 9.125Billion views

ENG SUB Available on Viki

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5. You Are My Sunshine 何以笙箫默 8.316B views

何以笙簫默

6. Diamond Lovers 克拉恋人 7.051B views

克拉恋人

7. Phoenix Nirvana 特种兵之火凤凰 6.668B views

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8. Tiger Mom 虎妈猫爸 5.869B views

虎妈猫爸

9. Lady and Liar 千金女贼 5.517B views

千金女賊

10. Nirvana in Fire 琅琊榜 5.454B views

ENG SUB Available on Viki

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11. We Get Married 咱们结婚吧  5.432B views

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12. The Four 2015 少年四大名捕 5.326B views

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13. Romance of The Return of Condor Heroes 神雕侠侣  5.258B views

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14. Because of Love – For Love is a Miracle 因为爱情有奇迹 5.254B views

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15. Cruel Romance 锦绣缘华丽冒险 5.228B views

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16. New My Fair Princess (New Huan Zhu Ge Ge) 新还珠格格 5.218B views

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17. Boss&Me (Shanshanlaile) 杉杉来了 4.479B views

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18. SWAT 特警力量 4.406B views

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19. iPartment Season 4 爱情公寓4 4.349B views

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20. Scarlet Heart (Bubujingxin) 步步惊心 4.187B views

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21. The Wife’s Lies 妻子的谎言 4.156B views

妻子的謊言

22. Legend of Fragrance 活色生香 3.939B views

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23. Three Kingdoms (The Romance of the Three Kingdoms) 三国 3.909B views

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24. The Disguiser 伪装者 3.89B views

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25. Special Arm 我是特种兵之利刃出鞘 3.867 views

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26. Investiture of Gods 2 封神英雄榜 3.829B views

封神英雄榜

27. Red Sorghum 红高粱 3.739B views

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28. Destinated to Love You 偏偏喜欢你 3.715B views

偏偏喜歡你

29. Brave Heart (TV drama) 勇敢的心 3.704B views

12

30. The Palace III: the Lost Daughter 宫锁连城 3.701B views

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31. Best Time 最美的时光 3.661B views

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32. Beijing Love Story  北京爱情故事 3.36B views

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33. You Who Came from Another Star (Korean Drama) 来自星星的你 3.222B views

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34. Xuan Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky 轩辕剑之天之痕 3.191B views

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35. Demi God and Semi Devils (Tian Long Ba Bu 2013) 天龙八部 3.141 views

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36. Yun Zhong Ge 云中歌 3.052B views

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37. Perfect Couple 金玉良缘 3.028B views

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38. iPartment 3 爱情公寓3 3.026B views

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39. All Men Are Brothers (Water Margin) 新水浒传 3.019 views

23

40. Sound of the Desert (Da Mao Yao) 风中奇缘 2.949B views

25

41. Little Daddy 小爸爸 2.929B views

21

42. The Heirs (Korean Drama) 继承者们 2.913B views

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43. Beauties of the Crossfire 烽火佳人 2.857B views

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44. Legend of Lu Zhen (Female Prime Minister) 陆贞传奇 2.831B views

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45. Palace I (Gong)  宫锁心玉 2.814B views

24

46. Swordsman 2013 笑傲江湖 2.786B views

32

47. The Virtuous Queen of Han 卫子夫 2.774B views

28

48. A Servant of Two Men 一仆二主 2.74B views

33

49. May-December Love (Real Husband) 大丈夫 2.704B views

29

50. A Happy Life 天天有喜 2.691B views

30

51. Double Life of Veronique 两生花 2.683B views

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52. The Lost Tomb 盗墓笔记 2.642B views

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53. Woman in a Family of Daoke 刀客家族的女人 2.576B views

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54. The Legendary Snipper  二炮手 2.526B views

48

55. Home Temptation 回家的诱惑 2.491B views

40

56. Waking Love Up (Love Waking Up) 爱情睡醒了 2.489B views

39

57. Shining Days 璀璨人生 2.488B views

38

58. Divorce Lawyers 离婚律师 2.455B views

44

59. Heroes of Sui and Tang Dynasties 隋唐英雄 2.447B views

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60. My Daughter (The Three Daughters of Xia Family) 夏家三千金 2.403B views

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61. You Are My Sisters 你是我的姐妹 2.394B views

你是我的姐妹

62. The Wife’s Secret 妻子的秘密 2.392B views

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63. My Best Ex-Boyfriend 最佳前男友 2.364B views

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64. Scarlet Heart 2 (Bu Bu Jing Qing) 步步惊情 2.34B views

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65. New Mad Monk 新济公活佛 2.307B views

46

66. Line Walker (HK drama) 使徒行者 2.3B views

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67. Ice and Fire of Youth 冰与火的青春 2.287B views

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68. The Deer and the Cauldron 鹿鼎記 2.28B views

鹿鼎記(2014)

69. A Clear Summer Midnight 盛夏晚晴天  2.274B views

盛夏晚晴天

70. Countryside Love 乡村爱情7 2.272B views

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71. The Young Doctor 青年医生 2.272B views

57

72. Generation of Dignity 一代枭雄 2.248B views

55

73. Heroes of Sui and Tang Dynasties 3 隋唐英雄 2.248B views

51

74. I Am Special Forces (Wo Shi Te Zhong Bing) 我是特种兵 2.239B views

59

75. Accoucheur 产科男医生 2.234B views

47

76. Investiture of Gods Season 1 封神英雄榜 2.218B views

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77. Flying Wooden Donkey 怪侠欧阳德 2.2B views

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78. Daughter Back 千金归来 2.192B views

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80. Husband and Wife 夫妻那些事 2.153B views

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81. The Bride with White Hair (TV series) 新白发魔女传 2.141 views

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82. Love Decade 相爱十年 2.135B views

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83. Incisive Great Teacher 犀利仁师 2.134B views

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87. Schemes of a Beauty 美人心计 2.121B views

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108. Best Get Going! 加油吧实习生 1.75B views

加油吧实习生

source: vlinkage / wikipedia

Complete List below:

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Other dramas with Eng Sub not on the ranking:

Love Me if You Dare Available on Viki

Good Times Available on Viki

 

14 thoughts on “Drama Online Ratings

  1. Cat says:

    Love it. Thanks for sharing. Will review rest of the list in Chinese and queue them up. So happy to see Love for Three Lifetimes at #103 at 18.06 billion views. Korean City Hunter at #140 at 14.23 billion views. What numbers for all these top listed. Go Journey of Flower!

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    • archidisign says:

      Haha, me too! Love for Three Lifetimes was so good!! I kind of wish for a sequel now😛 Yop, Chinese ranking numbers are crazily huge. @_@

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      • Cat says:

        Sequel would be amazing. I just want to see more ZYL. I became a fan after watching LF3L. And the self improvised ending they did during a take was the best. That was hilarious. Back to point though. Love this post and ranking highlight!

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  2. lilhanh says:

    Love this!! Thanks!! I’m fan to Hu Ge because of Nirvana in Fire and Disguiser. I am a fan of Wallace Huo because of Journey of Flowers. I love Zhang Han because of Boss and Me. I became equally a fan of Zanila because of Boss and Me and followed her on Journey of Flowers. This list is great. I’m going to try to see some of the shows listed here. THANKS!

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    • archidisign says:

      Welcome! After seeing so many positive comments on Nirvana in Fire, I want to try it too. Hope you find a good one you will like. I find this list quiet representative when it comes to popularity and quality. It is a good start to find dramas you may like😛

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  3. jhauwei says:

    Interesting how historical dramas seem to be very popular.
    I am almost done watching Best get going (I was surprised it made the list).
    It is my very first chinese tv series so I am a bit lost as to what to watch next.
    Could you recommend something like it to me?

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    • Yes! There are a lot of historical dramas and I would say it is a very very strong part of Chinese culture (they seem especially obsessed with the Qing Dynasty XD).
      Best Get Going is really good! Hum, are you more watching modern or historical ones? There is such a variety of good dramas out there I don’t know where to start with the recommendations! If you loved the female lead of BGG, you can check out Boss&Me. If not, in the history departement, if you want a xianxia drama, start with Chinese Paladin 1. If you want a palace romance one, start with Bubujingxin. If you want a palace plotting one, start with Zhen Huan Zhuan (more focus on the concubines) or Nirvana in Fire (more focused on dudes). If you want a wuxia drama, start with Legend of Condor Heroes (may I suggest 2008 adaptation?).
      Hehe, good luck!

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