China's TV drama viewership share 2018, by TV channel type

More Chinese people watched TV dramas on the provincial satellite TV channels which shared 41.5 percent of the total viewership in 2018. Soap opera was the most popular television program genre in the country. Ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic, the Chinese television regulator banned showing historical dramas about scheming and idol dramas. Instead, TV channels were asked to broadcast a list of 86 patriotic shows.

Viewership share of the television dramas in China in 2018, by TV channel type

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March 2019



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