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The show's popularity and social commentary has drawn attention of academics and foreign media, and after concerns from Chinese regulators in 2011 the show's format was tweaked to de-emphasize factors such as financial wealth.
After a short break from March 2017 to May 2017, If You Are the One returned in a revised format.
Also, different from dating shows in the late 1990s, such as The Rose which mainly discussed private matters such as personality and hobbies, If You Are the One engages more with larger socioeconomic issues such as pre-marriage property notarization and gender equality.
In the initial format of the show, the contestants reported things such as their annual earnings, their material possessions, etc.
SARFT issued two Notifications to standardize Chinese reality TV shows, urging the shows to recall social responsibilities and promoting traditional Chinese virtues.
From that point forward, Fei Cheng Wu Rao was to curb mentions of financial wealth and sex, and a third host was added: a party school psychology teacher named Huang Han, who was seen to 'balance' the show to make it more grounded and less controversial as well as adding more banter between the three hosts.
“If You Are the One" is currently the most-viewed dating show in the Chinese-speaking world.
According to Beijing-based CSM Media Research, the audience ratings for Fei Cheng Wu Rao - which as of May 22, 2013 had screened a total of 343 episodes - were 2.77 percent of television viewers, or 36 million, twice as many as the nearest competitor for that timeslot.
From cable networks such as MTV, Oxygen and WE to the traditional network stalwarts NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC, reality TV is everywhere and so are the multitude of opportunities for men and women of all ages become the next reality phenomenon.
In 2013, the show began broadcasting in Australia on SBS 2 (now SBS Viceland), in an hour-long version with English subtitles provided by SBS.
If You Are the One has been a ratings success in China and is now the highest-rated show for Jiangsu TV. The show is viewed internationally over the internet and satellite television.
From January 2015 to March 2017, it aired on Saturday nights at pm on Jiangsu TV.
Starting from January 2018, it air on Saturday nights at pm.