“Forest” Stays Steady In Viewership Ratings + New Trot Variety Show Records Incredible Premiere
While “Forest” continues to be the most-watched drama of Wednesday night, Wednesday-Thursday dramas now face competition from trot variety shows on both nights.
According to Nielsen Korea, the March 4 episode of KBS’s “Forest” recorded average nationwide ratings of 4.8 and 4.5 percent. This is a 0.1 percent decrease from last week, showing that the drama remains steady from week to week in its time slot.
MBC’s “The Game: Towards Zero,” which airs an hour earlier, recorded ratings of 3.0 and 4.0 percent, a 0.1 percent increase from last week.
In the same time slot as “Forest,” SBS aired the first episode of its new variety show “K-Trot in Town,” replacing Lee Dong Wook’s talk show “Because I Want to Talk.” Trot music has been enjoying a new wave in South Korea due to the popularity of TV Chosun’s shows “Miss Trot” and “Mister Trot” (which airs on Thursdays). “K-Trot in Town’s” premiere episode recorded an incredible viewership rating of 9.2 percent in the first half and 14.9 percent in the second half.
Watch the latest episode of “Forest” here…
… and “The Game: Towards Zero” here!