'Princess Agents' Sets High Records for Online Viewership
By Faith Magbanua, August 17, 2017 23:08 PM
The hit Chinese TV series, 'Princess Agents' has set a new record as it recorded high viewing hits online, raising the bar for online viewership records at home and abroad.
The story of 'Princess Agents' revolves around the chaotic times of Northern Wei, where innocent citizens are often kidnapped and turned into slaves.
The Slave girl, Chu Qiao (Zanilia Zhao) is thrown into a forest along with other slaves and later, becomes the next hunting target for the rich lords. However, things took a different path when she is saved by the Prince of Northern Yan, Yan Xun (Shawn Dou) and afterwards, she is brought into a powerful family of Yuwen while witnesses their bloody power struggle.
The hit television series has set a record for YouTube views at over 230 million and counting, making it the most-watched Chinese TV drama internationally, as overseas audiences have been showing an increasing interest in the genre in recent years.
To add to that, a total number of 42 billion plus clicks were also recorded on Chinese streaming sites.
According to a report released by its producers this Tuesday, more than half of the clicks abroad have come from the United States.
California topped the list of states watching the series, having viewed 117 million minutes of the series. The report also says that the main age demographic ranges from 25 to 34.
The series has also been proven popular in non-English-speaking countries like Russia, Japan and Vietnam.
Scoring a whopping 8.4 points out of 10 on IMDb, the series was adapted from a popular online novel set in the Western Wei Dynasty (535-556). It tracks the coming-of age of a legendary female military leader, whose personal struggles are interwoven in the epic chronicling a regime's rise.
A lot of foreign netizens are saying that they enjoy the complex twists and picturesque landscapes the show has to offer.
Some have even expressed their interest in learning Mandarin so that they won't have to wait for subtitled versions to be released.
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