A recent report from Chinese video platform iQiyi revealed that of those who watched “Descendants of the Sun” in China, the vast majority were female college students in large cities.
The report, which was released on April 24, categorized the viewers by age, gender, occupation, and location. According to the reports, the largest number of viewers were in Beijing, followed by Shanghai, Zhejiang, Guangzhou, Jiangsu, Fujian, Tianjin, and Hainan.
By age and occupation, 29.2 percent of viewers were college students between the ages of 18 and 24, followed closely by people between the ages of 1 and 17 and 25 and 30. Additionally, 79 percent of the viewers were female.
Overall, the total number of viewers during the initial broadcast of the drama surpassed 2.8 billion in China, more than double the previous record of 1.3 billion views set by “My Love From the Star.”