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YesAsia 2015 Bestsellers - TV Dramas

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The below rankings are based on sales of television releases on from January 1 to December 31, 2015.


1. Eye in the Sky 2. Tiger Cubs II 3. Pinocchio 4. Fated to Love You 5 (tie). It's Okay, That's Love

5 (tie). Officer Geomancer 7. Lady Sour 8 (tie).
You Who Came From the Stars
8 (tie).
Noblesse Oblige
10. Ghost of Relativity


TVB dramas again swept all ten spots on the 2015 Chinese TV bestsellers chart. Police series were well represented with four titles including Tiger Cubs II, Officer Geomancer, Line Walker and the top seller, Eye in the Sky. The surveillance-themed crime procedural starring Kevin Cheng, Tavia Yang and Ruco Chan was also the best-selling drama overall of 2015. Other hot-topic series like the epic family soap opera Overachievers and Ghost of Relativity starring TVB Anniversary Awards Best Actress winner Nancy Wu also made the top ten.

1. Eye in the Sky 2. Tiger Cubs II 3. Officer Geomancer 4. Lady Sour 5. Noblesse Oblige

6. Ghost of Relativity 7. Smooth Talker 8. Overachievers 9. Line Walker 10. Limelight Years


Pinocchio narrowly edged out Fated to Love You to become the best-selling K-Drama of 2015. With Doctor Stranger also ranking in at No. 8, Lee Jong Suk is the only actor with two dramas in the top ten. Romantic series fill out most of the chart including hot-topic hit It's Okay, That's Love, idol vehicle My Lovely Girl and 2014's top seller, You Who Came From the Stars. Ha Ji Won's Empress Ki is the sole period drama in the top ten.

1. Pinocchio 2. Fated to Love You 3. It's Okay, That's Love 4. You Who Came From the Stars 5. Marriage Not Dating

6. Cunning Single Lady 7. My Lovely Girl 8. Dr. Stranger 9. Empress Ki 10. Kill Me, Heal Me


As an overseas fan-favorite and the only J-Drama in the land to be blessed with English-subtitled releases, the Itazura na Kiss series handily came out on top for the second year running. Itazura claimed the first four spots with both seasons of the drama as well as its special and making-of. Johnny's-related titles, including the perennially charting CxDxG no Arashi! and both Yamada Ryosuke and Yamashita Tomohisa's Kindaichi dramas, occupied most of the remaining spots in the top ten J-Dramas.

1. Itazura na Kiss 2 - Love in Tokyo 2. Itazura na Kiss
Love in Tokyo
3. Itazura na Kiss 2 - Love in Okinawa 4. Itazura na Kiss
Love in Tokyo
Special Making
5 (tie). CxDxG no Arashi

5 (tie). Oshin 7 (tie).
Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo N
7 (tie). Kindaichi Kosuke VS Akechi Kogoro Futatabi 9 (tie).
Murder on the Orient Express
9 (tie). Kaasan, Ore wa Daijobu

Note: Rankings for Chinese and Korean 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 and Korean TV drama rankings in this feature reflect the sales on US Site only.

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Published January 8, 2016

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