I Know Everything - Chapter 474
Chapter 474: Gunpowder in the air.
When February arrived, ‘Young Di Renjie’ was about to end.
By the time the fifty episode TV series ended and for its final episode, the rating had reached a terrifying number of 10.56%!
This rating set the record for the highest rating in the past two years.
And this rating was obtained by Huhai TV and Zhejiang TV together.
It would probably be 18% if it was a single TV station and 25% may be even possible.
At this moment, both Huhai TV and Zhejiang TV felt regret as if it would’ve been great if they had bought ‘Young Di Renjie’ alone.
At that time, it wouldn’t be only a record for the past two years as a record for the past 5 years or even 10 years would be possible!
However, it was all talk.
The total price was 100 million so which of them could afford it? Wouldn’t they be afraid of losing the clothes on their back?
Zhejiang TV was in a better mood.
Because they bought ‘Love Through Different Times’ by Calf TV and the TV stations have very high hopes for it.
Many people even thought that ‘Love Through Different Times’ wasn’t any worse than ‘Young Di Renjie’.
They may even have a better rating if the two protagonists were replaced by Chen Huan and Bu Yiyi.
From the beginning of February before ‘Young Di Renjie’ finished, they already started to promote ‘Love Through Different Times’.
Huhai TV already felt depressed from January.
They only had ‘Young Di Renjie’. This Calf TV was a company based at Huhai and yet they gave ‘Love Through Different Times’ to Zhejiang TV for only 30 million.
‘only’ wasn’t the right word as it was only 28 episodes so it was more than 1 million in average for each episode.
They had a chance to get ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ but it was snatched away by Yuzhou TV who cut them under the leg.
Damn their rivals!
How dare you pull a tooth out of the tiger?
But Huhai TV felt like gloating in their depression.
Lu Xiaofeng and Chu Liuxiang jointly created ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ but actually gave it a second-tier TV station like Yuzhou TV. They were fools to only value the money and not the reputation.
But the gloating Huhai TV felt didn’t last long.
Because at February 1st, while Zhejiang TV started to promote ‘Love Through Different Times’, Yuzhou TV also started their promotion for ‘Princess Returning Pearl’.
The song with ‘Ah…Ah… ahahahahaha…” of ‘Dang’ started to be played on Yuzhou TV and various music streaming services.
It was the theme song for Yuzhou TV and also the opening for the story so it was naturally more influential.
But the momentum it generated on the music websites was also not weak.
What annoyed Zhejiang TV and Calf TV the most was Lu Xiaofeng set ‘Dang’ to be free to download and distribute.
The copyright was still his but apart from Comeback who was authorized to sing it, nobody else could.
Shui Qingshan’s powerful and slightly hoarse voice with the beautiful tune and poetic lyrics quickly rendered the song popular all over the country.
The people completely didn’t care about any TV stations and only remembered the upcoming ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ on Yuzhou TV.
In fact, the fame of Lu Xiaofeng and Chu Liuxiang played a role again.
Even if someone dug out the fact that the director Xin Changkong was a scumbag, but there was no problem because the TV series was invested by Lu Xiaofeng and Chu Liuxiang.
It couldn’t be helped.
The two were the most popular people recently and couldn’t be slandered so they naturally had hundreds of millions of supporters.
Even the elderly knew that those two almost bankrupted themselves to help the children in those mountainous villages.
Based on that alone, many middle aged people said they would take a look at ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ to express their support.
This kind of turmoil spread to the internet with the competition between Youyi and Shanhai Streaming.
Shanhai Streaming had been in the limelight recently.
The broadcast views for the last episode of ‘Young Di Renjie’ reached 600! An unprecedented record!
What did it mean?
It meant that not only the domestic viewers watched it but overseas Chinese also watched it.
And many people watched it more than once.
Otherwise how could it have 600 million views if there was no replay?
Based on that alone, the valuation of Shanhai Streaming would increase a step further.
Now they still had ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ in their hands and they didn’t have to do much promotion as the song ‘Dang’ made everyone lock into Shanhai Streaming.
Youyi’s ‘Love Through Different Times’ was also popular but they were much weaker than ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ all in all.
Not to mention there was a huge gap in the heroine’s role.
Although Gu Yingjing graduated from Huhai Opera, one of three major acting schools and had performed in several TV shows, she was much worse compared to Bu Yiyi.
The golden producer Zha Houxin and the golden director Wei Minggong of ‘Love Through Different Times’ were much better than Xin Changkong currently.
But it was useless.
People only knew that although ‘Love Through Different Times’ was Teacher Chu Liuxiang’s work, there was conflict so Teacher Chu took out ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ to beat down ‘Love Through Different Times’.
It happened that most of the viewers that watched on their phones and computers via the internet were mostly young people and they knew all about those rumors.
So people would naturally prefer ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ emotionally.
This could be seen from the percentage of the annual subscribers on Youyi and Shanhai Streaming.
Shanhai Streaming increased their subscribers count by around 500k while Youyi increased about 300k.
The two TV series and the TV Stations versions were free.
It was free but there would be advertisements such as those floating ads on the page and so on.
Only the VIP users would be able to get rid of those pesky things and have a fresh and nice page.
As the Spring Festival approached, the promotion and tactics to drag in more viewers for the TV series increased.
They were both scheduled to broadcast on the first day of the Lunar New Year and whether it was the broadcast time or the various measures taken, it was a full on struggle between the two parties.
This made the viewers hesitant but to a certain extent, the two TV series would battle for the viewership shares for a long time.
The two TV series were broadcasted on the same time and in the battle between two big groups, there wouldn’t be an inch given.
The battle between the two could only be to the death without any compromise!
Even in the lively and cheerful atmosphere of the Spring Festival, a strong smell of gunpowder was in the air!
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