Monday and Tuesday nights will be two back to back nights of competitive battles for drama viewership ratings as the May 5 ratings recorded a very close competition between the dramas of the three major broadcasting companies.
According to Nielson Korea, MBC‘s new drama “Triangle,” featuring Lee Bum Soo, JYJ’s Jaejoong, and ZE:A‘s Im Siwan recorded a viewership of 8.9% for its first episode. The rating was 2.2% lower than the first episode of “Empress Ki,” a drama that previously aired in the same time slot. Yet, one cannot be sure of “Triangle’s” stable lead in the ratings battle as SBS‘ “Doctor Stranger,” featuring Lee Jong Suk, came close in second with a rating of 8.6%. As the first episode of the SBS drama recorded a rating 0.3% lower than “Triangle,” the upcoming ratings battle is unpredictable.
Furthermore, KBS‘ “Big Man,”starring Kang Ji Hwan, also recorded a close third with rating of 8%. As all three dramas brought in a viewership around the 8% mark, the victor of the Monday and Tuesday nights dramas is unclear.
We hope that all three dramas will be successful and appealing to their viewers! MBC’s “Triangle,” SBS’ “Doctor Stranger,” and KBS’ “Big Man” all broadcast on Monday and Tuesday nights at 10PM (KST).