“Hwayugi” hit its highest viewership ratings so far with the latest episode.
According to Nielsen Korea, episode 5 of “Hwayugi” that aired on January 13 recorded an average of 6.1 percent viewership ratings, resetting the drama’s highest record. Previous episodes had shown the ratings slowly increasing with episode 4 hitting 6.06 percent. Episode 5 recorded an average that slightly passed 6.1 percent and claimed the first place in ratings among dramas airing in the same time slot.
“Hwayugi” was found to be even more popular in the capital area with an average viewership rating of 6.5 percent. Breaking down viewership in the capital area, women in their 40s proved to love the drama as they recorded an average of 10.8 percent.
Episode 5 of “Hwayugi” featured a fierce battle between Son Oh Gong (Lee Seung Gi) and Woo Ma Wang (Cha Seung Won). Son Oh Gong and Sam Jang (Oh Yeon Seo)’s relationship became even more complicated as the two were forced to be around each other, but Sam Jang refused to open up to Son Oh Gong.
To get back at Woo Ma Wang for causing all this pain, Son Oh Gong pretended to praise Woo Ma Wang before handing him a celebratory glass of wine. It was soon revealed that the wine contained Sam Jang’s blood, awakening the demon instincts in Woo Ma Wang. Woo Ma Wang thrashed in anger as Son Oh Gong watched him struggle with a smile.
“Hwayugi” airs every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 p.m. KST. Begin watching the drama below!