Park Seo Joon’s New Drama “Itaewon Class” Premieres To Strong Ratings

JTBC’s “Itaewon Class” is off to a promising start!

Based on the popular webtoon of the same name, “Itaewon Class” is a new drama starring Park Seo Joon as Park Sae Roy, a passionate entrepreneur who is uncompromising in the face of injustice and corruption. Armed only with his convictions and his anger over the death of his father, Park Sae Roy joins forces with other young people that share his stubbornness and youthful bravado, then chases after his dreams in the narrow streets of Itaewon—while boldly going up against the food industry conglomerate Jang Ga in the process.

According to Nielsen Korea, the January 31 premiere of “Itaewon Class” scored an average viewership rating of 5.0 percent nationwide and 5.3 percent in the Seoul metropolitan area, marking an increase from the series finale of its predecessor “Chocolate” (the drama that previously occupied its time slot).

Meanwhile, SBS’s hit drama “Stove League” continued to dominate its time slot. The latest episode of the drama scored average nationwide ratings of 12.0 percent, 14.4 percent and 15.3 percent for its three parts (13.0 percent, 15.2 percent, and 15.5 percent in the Seoul metropolitan area), peaking at 16.1 percent for the night.

Not only was “Stove League” the most-watched miniseries of Friday night, but it also took first place in its time slot among the key demographic of viewers ages 20 to 49—with whom it scored an average rating of 7.6 percent.

Check out the latest episode of “Stove League” below!

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