In an interview after KBS drama School 2017 wrapped up, actor Kim Jung Hyun opened up about his thoughts on the dramas low viewership ratings.
School 2017 aired in the same time slot as SBSs Distorted and MBCs The King Loves. When the drama aired its final episode, it ended with the lowest ratings in its time slot. Along with this, School 2017 had the lowest ratings in the history of the School series. Despite these two lows, the drama was praised for helping the public discover talented actors.