“Backstreet Rookie” & “King Maker: The Change Of Destiny” Both Soar To All-Time Highs; “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” Ratings Rise
The battle for weekend drama ratings is getting fierce!
On June 27, both SBS’s “Backstreet Rookie” and TV Chosun’s “King Maker: The Change of Destiny” achieved their highest viewership ratings yet.
According to Nielsen Korea, the fourth episode of “Backstreet Rookie” scored average nationwide ratings of 4.6 percent and 8.3 percent for its two parts, marking a significant increase in viewership from the night before and setting a new personal record for the romantic comedy.
Meanwhile, ratings for “King Maker: The Change of Destiny” surged to a new all-time high. The latest episode of the historical drama took first place in its time slot across all channels, including public broadcast networks—an impressive feat for a cable drama—with an average nationwide rating of 6.3 percent.
After seeing a dip in viewership for its second episode, tvN’s new romance drama “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” managed to turn things around and pull an increase in ratings for its third episode on June 27. According to Nielsen Korea, the latest episode of the drama scored an average nationwide rating of 5.9 percent and a peak of 6.9 percent, taking first place in its time slot across all cable channels.
“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” also took first place in its time slot across all channels—including public broadcast networks—among the key demographic of viewers ages 20 to 49, with whom it scored an average rating of 3.7 percent and a peak of 4.1 percent.
OCN’s action comedy drama “Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation” similarly enjoyed a rise in viewership, scoring an average nationwide rating of 2.9 percent for the evening.
Finally, KBS 2TV’s “Once Again” remained the most-watched drama of Saturday nights, scoring average nationwide ratings of 23.6 percent and 28.0 percent for its two parts.
Which of these weekend dramas are you watching? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!
Check out the latest episode of “King Maker: The Change of Destiny” here…
…the latest episode of “Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation” here…
…and the latest episode of “Once Again” here!