“The Penthouse” Comes Out Swinging With Strong Premiere Ratings + “Kairos” Makes Modest Debut
Two new dramas premiered in the Monday-Tuesday evening time slot!
Both SBS’s “The Penthouse” and MBC’s “Kairos” aired their first episodes on October 26. “The Penthouse” is from the pen of well-known screenwriter Kim Soon Ok and stars Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yeon, and Eugene in a thriller melodrama about the people who inhabit a wealthy 100-floor penthouse apartment. “Kairos” stars Shin Sung Rok and Lee Se Young in a fantasy thriller about a man and a woman who connect through a phone call to search for their missing loved ones despite living in different times.
According to Nielsen Korea, “The Penthouse” debuted with average nationwide ratings of 6.7, 9.2, and 9.1 percent. This is a strong start for a weekday evening drama, approaching the 10 percent mark upon its debut, and higher than the finale ratings of its predecessor in this time slot, “Do You Like Brahms?“.
On MBC, “Kairos” debuted with average nationwide ratings of 2.7 and 3.7 percent. On KBS, “Zombie Detective” recorded ratings of 2.1 and 2.2 percent, a slight drop from last week’s ratings.
On cable, JTBC’s “18 Again” recorded ratings of 2.573 percent and MBN’s “My Dangerous Wife” recorded ratings of 2.208 percent, both drops from last episode’s ratings, while tvN’s “Record of Youth” stayed strong with 7.625 percent.
Watch “The Penthouse” here…
… “Kairos” here…
… “Zombie Detective” here…
… and “My Dangerous Wife” here!