tvN’s New Weekend Drama “Stranger” Is Off To Strong Start With Solid Ratings For 1st Episode

tvN’s new Saturday-Sunday drama “Stranger” is off to a good start, with the first episode earning average viewer ratings of three percent, peaking at four percent in real-time ratings.

The show also scored an average of 2.3 percent, peaking at 2.9 percent, amongst viewers in their twenties to forties, the main target age bracket of tvN. Ratings continued to rise as the story progressed throughout the first episode, and the show ended on a high.


The episode’s ratings peaked during its ending, when Shi Mok (played by Cho Seung Woo) was telling Chang Jun (played by Yoo Jae Myung) what he had heard from Moo Sung (played by Eom Hyo Sup) right before he died.

Hwang Shi Mok, with the help of Han Yeo Jin (played by Bae Doona), arrest Kang Jin Seob (played by Yoon Kyung Ho) as the suspected murderer of Park Moo Sung. However, as he’s being taken away, Jin Seob says, “I didn’t kill him. I’ll prove it with my own death,” shocking viewers that not everything may be what it seems.

“Stranger” is a thrilling drama that follows Hwang Shi Mok, a prosecutor who is void of any emotions and is dictated solely by logic, and Han Yeo Jin, a warm and passionate detective, as they unravel secrets and fight against corruption in the system. The next episode of “Stranger” will air on June 11 at 9 p.m. KST.

Have you watched the first episode and if so, what did you think of it?

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