“Flower of the Queen” Off to a Promising Start with High Ratings

MBC’s new weekend drama “Flower of the Queen” starring Kim Sung Ryung and Lee Sung Kyung is off to a great start.

According to ratings research company Nielsen Korea, the first episode of the drama recorded nation-wide average viewership of 17.1 percent. The ratings were above average in the capital area, where viewership reached 18.7 percent.

The drama was particularly appealing to women in their sixties; 19 percent of viewers in that age group tuned in to the show.

“Flower of the Queen” took over the time slot of “The Legendary Witch,” which started off with a 14.5 percent viewership last October. Many are wondering if “Flower of the Queen” will be able to break the ratings record of “The Legendary Witch” by surpassing 24.7 percent.

Meanwhile, SBS’ “My Heart Twinkle Twinkle” came in last in the time slot with a 3.8 percent rating.