Yoon Shi Yoon And Jo Jung Suk’s New Drama “Nokdu Flower” Premieres To Strong Ratings

SBS’s new Friday-Saturday drama “Nokdu Flower” is off to a solid start!

On April 26, “Nokdu Flower” premiered in the time slot previously occupied by SBS’s hit drama “The Fiery Priest.” Although the new historical drama was unable to match the impressive viewership ratings achieved by the finale of “The Fiery Priest,” which ended on average nationwide ratings of 18.6 percent and 22.9 percent, it still enjoyed a strong premiere.

According to Nielsen Korea, the first broadcast of “Nokdu Flower” scored average nationwide ratings of 8.6 percent during its first half and 11.5 percent during its second.

“Nokdu Flower” tells the story of two brothers who wind up on opposites of the Donghak Peasant Movement of 1894, a riot in which religious leaders of Donghak and peasants from Jeolla Province joined forces to protest the government’s push for Catholicism. The drama stars Jo Jung Suk as Baek Yi Kang, an illegitimate son born out of wedlock, and Yoon Shi Yoon as Baek Yi Hyun, his younger half-brother who was born to their father’s lawful wife.

The next episode of “Nokdu Flower” will air on April 27 at 10 p.m. KST.

In the meantime, if you didn’t have a chance to check out the finale of “The Fiery Priest,” you can watch it with English subtitles below!

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