New Vampire Drama “Blood” Starts Off with Low Ratings

KBS 2TV‘s new drama “Blood,” which airs on Mondays and Tuesdays, started off with the lowest ratings of its time slot.

According to the viewership ratings research company Nielsen Korea, “Blood,” which aired its first episode on February 16, recorded a 5.2 percent viewership rating.

This is 3.8 percent down from the last episode of “Healer” on February 10, which previously had the time slot that “Blood” now holds on KBS 2TV.

Because of the new drama’s poor performance, the other competitors in the time slot did better. Episode 18 of SBS‘s “Punch” held on to the first place spot with 14.0 percent viewership ratings, up 2.1 percent compared with last week’s 11.9 percent.

Episode 9 of MBC’s “Shine or Go Crazy” went up to 11.2 percent from last week’s 11.0 percent.