KBS Responds To Reports Of End To Friday-Saturday Drama Time Slot
KBS has now responded to reports claiming the network has decided to no longer air dramas in its new Friday-Saturday time slot on KBS 2TV.
After reports spread on August 5 about the alleged decision, a source from KBS clarified, “The schedule has been settled on from ‘Best Delivery Person’ to ‘Confession Couple’ [working title], but future plans will have to be decided on after monitoring. It is not true that there has been a decision to end the Friday-Saturday drama slot at the end of the year.”
KBS recently created a Friday-Saturday drama time slot on KBS 2TV aimed at younger viewers, and the network’s first title to take the official slot was “Greatest One-Shot” in June. This set time slot for dramas was reportedly created because of the great success of the network’s first Friday-Saturday drama “Producer” in 2015.
KBS 2TV’s new Friday-Saturday drama “Best Delivery Person,” starring Go Kyung Pyo and Chae Soo Bin, premiered on August 4 with ratings of 3.5 percent nationwide according to Nielsen Korea. In comparison, “Producer” in 2015 hit a ratings high of 17.7 percent nationwide for its finale, while “Greatest One-Shot” this summer averaged ratings of 3 to 4 percent.