The Red Guards on Honghu Lake, a TV drama adapted from the classic revolutionary opera with the same name, was broadcasted on CCTV-1 Golden Theater from July 5 to July 18 and concluded with great audience ratings.
According to the data of CSM network, the average rating of The Red Guards on Honghu Lake is 4.32% with an average market share of 13.43%. Since the TV drama was on air, the audience ratings went up all the way from the average rating of 2.48% and average market share of 8.64% for the first episode to 8.03% and 21.72% for the last episode. The last episode had the highest audience rating of the whole drama.
The Red Guards on Honghu Lake of the new version was basically built on the original story frame of the classic opera and film, with classic characters such as Han Ying, Liu Chuang and Peng Batian retained as they were. New characters such as the lake bandit Xie Shisan are added into the TV drama, making the story richer and more appealing.