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Airing Go Fighting! Benefit Concert Full Version
August 4 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST
The full version of the 2019 Go Fighting! (极限挑战) Benefit Concert will be aired at 21:00 (UTC+8) on August 4 on Dragon TV and uploaded to SMG YouTube channel sometime afterwards.
After dangling Hua Chenyu like a carrot in front of starving Martians (as Hua Chenyu fans are called, or sometimes ET for short) for weeks, Dragon TV finally aired the pre-recorded Go Fighting! Benefit Concert on July 28, albeit in snippets sprinkled throughout a bunch of other banal footage with little plot or meaning (the actual performances only make up a small portion of the episode), just so it could split the concert into TWO episodes, ensuring a ratings boost for two consecutive Sunday night slots.
It was a dastardly devious scheme, though sadly not an uncommon one when Hua Chenyu is involved. Many media outlets that managed to book Hua for an interview or guest star appearance tend to release information in drip feeds, leaving a breadcrumb trail of Hua Chenyu content that spans weeks, earning them sufficient statistical boost over a prolonged period of time, be it ratings, views, likes, or any other metrics. It’s certainly interesting to see first-hand how big data analytics are transforming an industry driven by the attention span of a fickle public.
Photo by Hua Chenyu studio.