Prosperity of Internet Dramas
Story of Yanxi Palace and Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace are the two most recent popular dramas being broadcast on China's video websites. Statistics indicate Story of Yanxi Palace had more than 13.3 billion views in the first 38 days after it was posted online (in July 2018).
During the past two years, especially as the quality of Internet dramas has greatly improved, dramas have attracted an increasing number of loyal viewers. According to a report released by iresearch, a leading provider of online audience measurement and consumer insights, China had about 580 million network video users between 2015-2017. Many TV viewers also became core users of video websites. Many film producers and film and television companies have begun producing Internet dramas. It is hoped the Internet-drama industry will continue to develop.