The cast and crew are quite happy and thankful about this successful turn of events. A source from the drama commented, “It’s all thanks to the viewers who watched. The script is really good and the actor’s actualization of the characters is good, too. More than anything, the director’s detail is amazing. He is good at pointing out emotions and expressions.”
The source continued, “When I first saw the script I thought it could achieve around 15 percent ratings. The Seoul metropolitan ratings have reached 15 percent but I think it could go higher. We would be thankful for ratings over 20 percent, but we cannot conclude whether or not that is possible yet. We hope that many will watch with affection.”
Furthermore, the news of the ratings success has affected the filming atmosphere quite positively. The source revealed, “We were worried because it was broadcasted late but the filming atmosphere was really good. The harmony between actors was great since the making film was released. While our schedule is not rushed, there are a lot of impactful scenes so everyone gets tired while filming in the hot weather. However, after the ratings increase there was chaos.”
“W” started out with 8.6 percent ratings (nationwide) with its first episode and has increased its ratings steadily. The drama maintained its first place spot with its July 28 episode as well and received 12.9 percent ratings. KBS2’s “Uncontrollably Fond” came in second with 8.9 percent ratings while SBS’s “Wanted” was third place with 6.5 percent ratings respectively.