Monday, 30 November 2015

The first series of the Chinese version of Top Gear has had 217m views across all platforms

"Honyee Media’s Chinese version of BBC’s Top Gear has taken the world’s most populous country by storm, with the first 5 episodes of the second season accumulating a combined audience of 217 million across TV and online.
The show, which launched on Shanghai Dragon TV on October 19th, was the number one programme in its time slot for the past 4 weeks across all cable and pay-TV channels nationwide, with an average weekly audience of 9 million tuning in to watch live. The fifth and latest episode of a run of 10 attracted its highest audience to date, garnering over 11 million viewers.
Interest in Top Gear China has been so intense that the season’s first 5 episodes have received 173 million total views across 8 of China’s largest online video websites."
Note - I'm assuming that the 217m figure is views, not viewers
Note - You can watch episodes legally on YouTube here

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