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YesAsia 2014 Bestsellers - TV Dramas

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The below rankings are based on sales of television releases on from January 1 to December 31, 2014. Sales of all editions and versions of the same title are summed up to determine the total sales and ranking of each title.


No surprises here: the sensational drama You Who Came From the Stars starring Jeon Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun came in first among TV dramas by a huge margin. It's followed by three other hot-topic dramas of the past two years – The Heirs, Master's Sun and I Hear Your Voice. Kim Soo Hyun's 2012 series Moon That Embraces the Sun sneaked back into the top ten thanks to his popularity and Gu Family Book stayed in the top sellers for the second consecutive year, but it's Coffee Prince that proves to be the most enduringly popular by charting yet again.

1. You Who Came From the Stars 2. The Heirs 3. Master's Sun 4. I Hear Your Voice 5. The Moon That Embraces the Sun

6. Gu Family Book 7. Two Weeks 8. Coffee Prince 9. Goddess of Fire 10. Emergency Couple


The love for Itazura na Kiss continued in 2014, as the two seasons of the series claimed the top spots on the J-drama bestsellers chart. Arashi's CxDxG no Arashi! also remained popular with loyal fans of the Johnny's group, who also bought the special one-off episode of Kagi no Kakatta Heya and the 24 Hour Television drama special Kyou no Hi wa Sayounara. NHK drama sensation Amachan also earned a lot of new fans as it lands on the top ten.

1. Itazura na Kiss 2 - Love in Okinawa 2. Itazura na Kiss
Love in Tokyo
3. CxDxG no Arashi 4. Amachan 5. Kagi no Kakatta Heya SP

6. I Am Ghost 7. Kyo no Hi wa Sayonara 8. Tokimeki Recipe Welcome to Shitsuji Restaurant 9. Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo - Gokumonjyuku Satsujin Jiken 10. Kamen Teacher TV Special


Like previous years, English-subtitled TVB series continued to dominate Chinese TV drama sales in 2014. Dayo Wong comedy Bounty Lady and the undercover cop thriller Line Walker starring Raymond Lam and Charmaine Sheh shared the No. 1 spot, followed by the latest installments of medical drama Hippocratic Crush, aviation drama Triumph in the Skies and crime procedural ICAC Investigators.

1 (tie). Bounty Lady 1 (tie). Line Walker 3. Hippocratic Crush II 4. Triumph in the Skies II 5. ICAC Investigators 2014

6. Gilded Chopsticks 7. Brother's Keeper 8. Will Power 10 (tie). Coffee Cat Mama 10 (tie). Storm in a Cocoon

Note: Rankings for Chinese TV Bestsellers differ between YesAsia's US and Global Sites due to the different product selections available on each site based on regional licensing restrictions. Chinese TV drama rankings in this feature reflect the sales on US Site only.

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Published January 12, 2015

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