I Know Everything - Chapter 482
Chapter 482: Report.
Things like TV rating data could be discerned whether it was true or false.
The next few days proved the people’s guesses were correct.
The rating of Yuzhou TV for ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ soared all the way up as its average rating broke through 10% while its peak rating reached 17%.
And with the current trend it was going, wouldn’t it become 20% when it reached the twentieth episode?
It would be a great record that had never been achieved in the last 20 years!
It wasn’t too bad for ‘Love Through Different Time’ as they broke through 6% rating in their eighth episode, which was better than ‘Young Di Renjie’.
Zhejiang TV would be celebrating now with champagne if it wasn’t for ‘Princess Returning Pearl’.
They spent 50 million for ‘Young Di Renjie’ and got ‘Love Through Different time’ right after for 30 million, how could they not be happy?
But in front of the outstanding ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ breaking through the 10% rating mark, Zhejiang lost all of their haughtiness.
Especially when the people said that ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ had a handicap since it was broadcasted in a second-tier TV station like Yuzhou TV where there were less loyal viewers.
If it was replaced with a big TV station such as Huhai TV, Huajing TV or even Xiangnan TV, they would have broken the 15% rating average long ago!
Zhejiang TV was such a big first-tier TV station and yet they were only half as good as the other party, weren’t they embarrassing?
Gossip talk like that made Zhejiang TV speechless.
They also felt lament at the same time.
Because Chu Liuxiang and Lu Xiaofeng were both from Zhejiang so they came to Zhejiang TV first but because they already bought off ‘Love Through Different Time’, they could only propose to release it after ‘Love Through Different Time’ but they got rejected.
It was due to their bad luck.
If ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ came to them a little bit earlier, they would be the ones enjoying the praise and be mighty.
Zhejiang was still considered good compared to others.
Xiangnan TV, Huhai TV, Huajin TV, Ludong TV and Wanhui TV were filled with so much regret that their stomach turned blue.
They gave offers ranging from 25 to 40 million but because they refused to have the internet broadcast at the same time, Yuzhou TV swooped in and took it due to willingness to give in to those conditions.
They would have agreed if they knew ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ was such a sure-bet show!
To get a show like that for 30 to 50 million, wasn’t like picking up from the ground?
But it was a fact that once you missed it, you couldn’t get it again.
The glory could only belong to Yuzhou TV now.
They had to wait until the second round of broadcast.
For the second round broadcast right, Xiangnan TV was the fastest to make an offer.
Their offer was 30 million to get all the rights of the second round of broadcast.
Buying the second round of broadcast for the same price as the first broadcast, the boldness from Xiangnan TV could be seen.
But the problem was ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ was unstoppable and even though the 10% rating right now was great, wouldn’t it be even better to negotiate when the series reached 15% or even 20% in rating?
Even if they received only 5 million from each TV station, there were 32 TV stations so how much would it be? Wouldn’t it be higher than the 30 million?
So Xin Changkong, who was in charge of the negotiations, declined Xiangnan TV’s offer.
The attitude between the two completely reversed.
Back then, it was Xin Changkong who asked Xiangnan TV to loosen their condition for the internet broadcast but Xiangnan TV flatly refused.
It was their turn to ask Xin Changkong and be refused.
The happiest people were naturally Yuzhou TV and Shanhai Streaming.
Whenever someone heard ‘Dang’ or ‘Butterfly in the Rain’ in the streets or alleyways, the people would know that someone was watching ‘Princess Returning Pearl’.
With those songs, Comeback and the Empress Xu Ping were surrounded by planners that wanted to strike while the iron was hot so quoted them price higher than one another for commercial performance.
Of course, Youyi was in for a penny, in for a pound.
The eighth episode from Shanhai Streaming reached 300 million views in 24 hours and the number of viewers from VIP users were 37 million.
However, Youyi was unwilling to back down as they directly reported 500 million views.
This number was made up by them anyway and both ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ and ‘Love Through Different Time’ had the regular version and VIP versions.
The VIP version had more content and no advertisements.
The regular version was the 45 minutes shown on the TV stations.
They said that their stats were from the regular version so it was naturally higher.
Many netizens voiced their complaints at that but they did as they usually did, which was kind of a skill.
They would keep on pressing that ‘Love Through Different Time’ would be better than ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ on the internet.
If it was anybody else, they probably would only say a few words when facing against a behemoth like Shining Technology.
But tough luck for them, they were facing against Zheng Rongrong.
With Zheng Rongrong’s strong temper, how could she turn a blind eye to this?
They cheated to get the first place and it may not be anything for the next few years but 30 or 50 years later, people may really think they got first and defeated ‘Princess Returning Pearl’ a godlike series!
Wasn’t that an insult to ‘Princess Returning Pearl’?
It couldn’t be let go!
Therefore, Shanhai Streaming issued an open letter to the regulatory authorities citing that the data of Youyi’s ‘Love Through Different Time’ was fraudulent, misleading to people, misleading to the advertisers and seriously affecting the reputation of video streaming websites.
And Zheng Rongrong’s backer was huge.
It was also on that day the richest man in China Zheng Qian said in an interview that some companies were engaging in bad practices and caused a bad example in society so the country should severely punish those malpractices otherwise wouldn’t it turn into a mess when everyone learned from them in the future?
Shining Technology’s stock plunged by 6.5% that very day as 5 billion USD of its market value evaporated.
A sound of symphony was once again heard from Gan Liangchen’s office.
But Zheng Rongrong didn’t do this for fun this time as they really filed a report, which needed to be investigated.
Once it was investigated and the data was found to be falsified, it was no joke as the value of the company would plummet!
Rumors was one thing to the investors in the West but if it turned to be real, it would be a unwashable stain.
In future, the investigation and punishment would be the first thing they would see when they looked for information on the company so how could they invest in it?
Without any choice, Gan Liangchen gritted his teeth and gave a call to Zheng Rongrong.
It wasn’t known how they negotiated.
In the seventh and eighth episode of that night, Shanhai Streaming had 400 million viewers in the space of 24 hours while Shining Technology suddenly dropped to 240 million.
Regarding that stat, everyone mocked it.
“You’re being honest only now? Look at those stats, those are what real stats are! It’s in proportion to the TV rating!”
“Where was this before? If you admitted to it earlier, everyone would still have some sympathy but now? Everyone is just laughing at you!”
“It’s even hard to tell whether this data is true or not!”
“I’m a loyal fan of ‘Love Through Different Time’ but it’s not worth it! The series is good and is still good compared to ‘Princess Returning Pearl’! But it turned into a joke after the actions of Shining Technology, what a shame!”
Seeing those comments, Gan Liangchen, who had nothing to smash anymore, almost fainted due to anger.
It was wrong to fake up but after being honest, he still have to be scolded by them!?
Don’t you guys have any sympathy!?
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