“Beautiful Man” Ratings See Slight Improvement

"Beautiful Man," "You From Another Star," "Miss Korea"

Beautiful Man” ratings have seen a slight uptick.

According to Nielsen Korea, the episode of KBS 2TV Wednesday-Thursday drama “Beautiful Man” broadcast on December 12 (Episode 8) recorded a nationwide rating of 3.1%. This was a 0.2% improvement from the previous day’s viewership rating of 2.9%.

In Episode 8 of “Beautiful Man,” Dokko Ma Te (Jang Geun Suk) was ordered to get into a scandal with Myo Mi (Park Ji Yoon in a cameo role), a hot celebrity with a lesbian controversy. So began their fake relationship, and an awkward date ensued. Myo Mi finally reveals her hidden secret at the end of the episode.

Meanwhile, both SBS’ “The Heirs” and MBC’s “Medical Top Team” aired their final episodes, recording 25.6% and 5.6% respectively in ratings.

SBS’ next drama, “You From Another Star” (formerly titled “My Lover From the Stars”), features Kim Soo Hyun and Jeon Ji Hyun (teasers here and here), reuniting after hit caper movie “The Thieves.” MBC is following up with “Miss Korea,” with Lee Yeon Hee and Lee Sun Kyun as the leads (teaser here).

With ratings juggernaut “The Heirs” over, “Beautiful Man” still has eight episodes left to go and a head start over the other two new dramas. Will it be able to capture a greater viewership, or will it become a drama catering to a niche audience?

"Beautiful Man"