The second season of “Forest of Secrets” is off to an impressive start!

On August 15, tvN aired the first episode of “Forest of Secrets 2,” the second season of the popular thriller drama starring Cho Seung Woo and Bae Doona.

“Forest of Secrets 2” beat the first season right out of the gate: according to Nielsen Korea, the premiere scored an average nationwide rating of 7.6 percent and a peak of 8.9 percent, surpassing the highest ratings achieved by the drama’s first season during the entirety of its run.

Additionally, the premiere of “Forest of Secrets 2” achieved the second-highest ratings of any Saturday-Sunday drama premiere in tvN history, bested only by the 2018 hit “Mr. Sunshine” (which premiered to an average nationwide rating of 8.9 percent).

“Forest of Secrets 2” 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 nationwide rating of 4.6 percent and a peak of 5.5 percent.

Meanwhile, KBS 2TV’s weekend drama “Once Again” remained popular with viewers, scoring average nationwide ratings of 26.9 percent and 31.4 percent for its two parts.

JTBC’s “Graceful Friends” rose to an average nationwide rating of 4.5 percent, while OCN’s “Train” scored an average rating of 1.2 percent for the night.

Did you tune in to any of these dramas? Share your thoughts with us below!

Check out the latest episode of “Once Again” with English subtitles here…

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