“Gu Family Book” Places First in Ratings

“Gu Family Book” Places First in Ratings

The popularity of the new MBC drama “Gu Family Book” is rising fast with the increase in ratings for Tuesday’s episode over its first episode on Monday, placing it first among the Monday-Tuesday drama lineup.

According to Nielsen Korea, “Gu Family Book” recorded 12.2% ratings for its second episode on Tuesday, which is a full 1.0% increase from its Monday ratings of 11.2%. In contrast, “God of the Workplace” recorded 12.1% ratings on Tuesday, a small drop from its 12.3% on Monday. With the increase in ratings, “Gu Family Book” placed first on Tuesday with “God of the Workplace” following right behind and “Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love” trailing at third place. “Jang Ok Jung” fell from its 11.3% ratings on Monday to 9.1% on Tuesday.

Currently it is hard to declare a clear winner of the Monday-Tuesday drama lineup with the main leads of “Gu Family Book” and “Jang Ok Jung” yet to make an appearance and having only aired their first two episodes so far. Also, the percentage difference between “Gu Family Book” and “God of the Workplace” is not significant enough to make a firm conclusion.

In related news, it has been reported that the broadcast rights of “Gu Family Book” has been sold overseas to the Philippines, Hong King, and Cambodia, and currently the production company is negotiating with other countries. A representative stated, “We can’t reveal exactly how much the rights were sold for but it was around the same amount as the drama, ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’.”

Soompi readers, which drama are watching right now?

17 comments
lyaarisa
lyaarisa

Counting the days for the next episode to watch this drama live..

shenggert
shenggert

OMO! GU FAMILY BOOK FIGHTING!

viave44
viave44

Gu Familly Book Hwaiting!!

SpiderShaun
SpiderShaun

Where do you guys watch dramas ? I'm in France and I almost can't get anything reliable and fast (ok I'm probably exaggerating :P)

clumzie
clumzie

I really enjoyed the first two episodes. Great acting! I hope Choi Jin Hyuk can return somehow Later in the show. He was Awesome! I am curious though, (Spoilers ahead) What does it mean to become a Thousand Year Demon? And is that what he will become, or is he really dead? And where is Yeon Hee now? Did she pick up that wood dagger? Would she kill herself? Did she stay at the cave? Arrgh someone let us know. I have more questions too.

sookanakaboo
sookanakaboo

Lol, credits should go to Choi Jin Hyuk and Lee Yeon Hee. Their story totally stole the show, so far at least :P I want a spin-off drama about them two *___*

jace.chang
jace.chang

I had high hopes for Jang Ok Jung, but it hasn't really picked up for me yet. Gu Family Book placing first isn't much of a surprise because of its cast: Lee Seung Gi and Suzy. The star appeal definitely works. Jang Ok Jung is Kim Tae Hee's first saguk I believe...minus that movie "The Restless," so we'll see as the drama carries out. Personally, I like saguks more, so I can't say anything about God of the Workplace.

alin1409
alin1409

lee yeon hee & choi jin wook acting deeebaaakkkk...

Sapphira_Adrienne
Sapphira_Adrienne

Gu Family Book is really awesome so far~ ^.^ I hope the drama will be interesting and not boring until the end. :D i can't wait to see lee seung gi & suzy on GFB's next week episode~ :3

suzyFTW
suzyFTW

Suzy fighting! Gu Family Secret fighting!

lucky_moon
lucky_moon

Hope the rating continue to increase since LSG will appear next week.

rodatio75
rodatio75

Seung Gi you're still awesome! keep it up and goodluck :)

quiyi tammy
quiyi tammy

i am watching gu family book and it is awesome . it should be first