“The Legend of the Blue Sea,” “Weightlifting Fairy,” “Oh My Geum Bi” Premiere On Same Day In Fierce Ratings Battle

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November 16 was a rare day where three dramas premiered, each on their respective major network – “The Legend of the Blue Sea” premiered on SBS, “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” on MBC, and “Oh My Geum Bi” on KBS. With three dramas premiering at the same time, it was a fierce battle for ratings to see who ends up with a head start, and the result was a clear winner.

“The Legend of the Blue Sea” was highly anticipated, with Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho leading a drama penned by the writer of “My Love From the Star.” The anticipation translated to ratings, with “The Legend of the Blue Sea” taking first place in viewership ratings, according to Nielsen Korea, with 16.4 percent. “Oh My Geum Bi,” starring Oh Ji Ho and Heo Jung Eun took second place with 5.9 percent, and “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo,” starring Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung, took third with 3.3 percent.

You can watch the first episode of “The Legend of the Blue Sea” below. “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” and “Oh My Geum Bi” are also available on Viki!

“Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” airs every Wednesday and Thursday. Watch the latest episode exclusively on Viki!
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