“IRIS 2” Falls Behind in “That Winter” & “Civil Servant” in Ratings


While IRIS 2 enjoyed coming in first in ratings last week, the series dropped to last place in the ratings battle for the prime-time drama time slot last night.  

According to AGB Nielsen, the third episode of “IRIS 2” saw a 1.6% drop in ratings, recording 10.8%.  SBS’s “That Winter, The Wind Blows,” on the other hand, secured its lead with 13.4%, a 1.0% increase from its third episode. MBC’s “Level 7 Civil Servant was a close second with 12.5%. 

Meanwhile, there was a lot of hype surrounding the premiere of “IRIS 2″ and “That Winter, The Wind Blows.” As the sequel to the popular “IRIS,” starring Kim Tae Hee and Lee Byung Heon, the sequel reunited two big names from “Chuno,” Lee Da Hae and Jang Hyuk.

“IRIS 2” story picks up three years after the death of Hyun Joon (Lee Byung Heon) in “IRIS,” and revolves around the mysteries surrounding Hyun Joon’s death and Baek San (Kim Young Chul), who had been arrested for being part of the secret organization, IRIS. The NSS agents, headed by Yoo Gun (Jang Hyuk), will struggle to fight against and expose IRIS, which has gotten larger and even more powerful than before.

“That Winter, The Wind Blows” marks Song Hye Gyo and Jo In Sung’s comeback to the small screen. The melodrama is about a man and woman, who don’t believe in love. Song Hye Gyo takes on the role of Oh Young, the sole heiress to a giant conglomerate. She lost both her parents and her eyesight, making her extremely self-protecting and lonely. Jo In Sung plays Oh Soo, a playboy and a gambler who lives a meaningless life. He sets his eyes on his next target, Oh Young, to repay an enormous amount of debt. While he approaches her for money, he ends up falling in love with her. You can check out the preview for the fifth episode with subs here!