Chinese anti-corruption television drama "In the Name of the People" ended Friday with the highest viewing figures for a locally produced TV drama in a decade, reports jfdaily.com.
The 52-episode TV series premiered on Hunan Television in March, and told the stories of anti-graft investigators tracking down corrupt government officials.
The show achieved 21 billion hits on six leading Chinese video sites such as Tencent Video and Mango TV, according to jfdaily.com.
The show is especially popular among younger viewers, as well as with people from overseas, according to some media reports.
One person posted on Weibo, "Secretary Da Kang's acting skill is fantastic. I was born in the 1990s, and I have watched the TV drama more than 10 times so far."
60 percent of the audience said they liked the TV series due to its authenticity, because it bears a striking resemblance to reality, according to an online poll conducted by Beijing News.
20.1 percent say they liked it because of its A-list scriptwriter and story structure, with 19.9 percent saying it was due to the strong and attractive cast.