Meteor Garden is a Taiwanese drama based on the Japanese manga, Boys Over Flowers. It was followed by Meteor Rain and Meteor Garden II. The series and its sequels have been translated and dubbed in different languages for broadcast and release around the world. Its popularity in Asian countries was dubbed "Meteor Garden Fever" or "F4 Fever."
Meteor Garden aired on various stations throughout China, starting in late 2001. It performed particularly well in Chongqing, earning a 10.9% rating. On March 8, 2002, the National Radio and Television Administration called for an immediate suspension, citing "that the decadent lifestyle portrayed by boy band 'F4' would corrupt young Chinese minds."
The series first aired in Indonesia on Indosiar for the 2001-2 season. Its huge success took the executives by surprise, leading to the series to be moved to a prime-time slot at 8:00 PM.Meteor Garden averaged a 12% rating, which is about three million viewers. The drama was rebroadcast on Trans TV in 2002. It has also aired on RCTI.
Meteor Rain and Meteor Garden II have also aired on Indosiar.
In 2003, Meteor Garden aired in Japan as Ryusei Hanazono: Hana Yori Dango (流星花園〜花より男子〜,Ryusei Hanazono: Hana Yori Dango) on BS Nippon Television and CS Home Drama Channel. The series was also broadcast locally on Tokyo MX and Chiba TV. It re-aired on TBS with Japanese dubbing, starting on November 2, 2006.Meteor Garden II has also aired in Japan.
In September 2016, an "uncut" twenty-eight episode version of Meteor Garden with Japanese subtitles aired on Asia Dramatic TV from Monday to Friday at 6:00 PM with replays at 2:30 AM.
The drama first aired in the Philippines on ABS-CBN in May 2003. It was a huge hit, creating a "chinovela" (or "asianovela") craze in the country. Meteor Garden originally aired in a 3:30 PM timeslot before being moved to 5:30 PM by public demand. It was also rerun during weekend mornings. In 2005, ABS-CBN rebroadcast the series as Meteor Garden: The Full Version at 5:30 PM and was moved to 7:30 PM two weeks later.GMA Network bought the copyright to broadcast the series, starting in July 2007. It also aired on GMA's sister channel, QTV.
In 2014, Meteor Garden returned to ABS-CBN on Kapamilya Gold. It hit an average 16.2% rating in its first week. During the same time period, it was shown on Jeepney TV. The now-defunct Asianovela Channel added Meteor Garden to its line-up in 2019.
Meteor Rain aired on ABS-CBN in 2003, following Meteor Garden.Meteor Garden II has also aired several times in the Philippines, usually accompanying Meteor Garden.