“The Fiery Priest” Ratings Rise As Comic Murder Investigation Gets Underway
SBS’s new drama “The Fiery Priest” is quickly gaining steam!
According to Nielsen Korea, the February 23 broadcast of the unconventional comedy continued the drama’s upward trend by seeing an increase in viewership ratings from the previous night. “The Fiery Priest” scored average nationwide viewership ratings of 13.0 percent during its first half and 15.7 percent during its second, with a peak of 20.1 percent.
Notably, the episode marked the second night in a row that the drama managed to surpass 30 percent with its peak viewership ratings.
The most-watched minute of the night was the moment when hot-tempered priest Kim Hae Il (played by Kim Nam Gil) reluctantly agreed to partner up with bumbling detective Goo Dae Young (played by Kim Sung Kyun) to investigate the murder of elderly priest Lee Young Joon (played by Jung Dong Hwan). In a hilariously childish standoff, the two men agreed to make a bet—if Goo Dae Young managed to solve the case, Kim Hae Il would treat him to an expensive cut of steak.
“The Fiery Priest” airs on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m. KST.
Watch the latest episode with English subtitles below!