“W” Turns The Tables With Ratings Increase

“W” Turns The Tables With Ratings Increase

W Turns The Tables With Ratings Building up choralee August 4, 2016 0 W Turns The Tables With Ratings Increase MBCs W is continuously creating in ratings, keeping up its number 1function in the Wednesday-Thursday line-up.

According to Nielsen Korea, the MBC drama recently recorded 13.5 % ratings, which is a .6 percent increase from its 12.9 percent ratings for its fourth episode. The drama used to beready to turn the tables on Uncontrollably Fond after airing 3 episodes, and has since persisted to rise. In the recent episode, Lee Jong Suks personais in a position tospoil out of the webtoon international and meet his creator face-to-face.

Other dramas followed W in the case of ratings. Uncontrollably Fond placed 2nd with 8.2 percent ratings and Sought after followed with 5.2 percent ratings. The distance between W and Uncontrollably Fond currently grew to a 4.6 percent difference.

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'Six Flying Dragons' Continues To Increase Its Ratings

'Six Flying Dragons' Continues To Increase Its Ratings

(Photo : SBS ) SBS, MBC and KBS continue to go head to head with their new Monday-Tuesday programming. Long-running dramas "Six Flying Dragons" and "Glamorous Temptation" dominated primetime ratings with their second episodes, while "Sassy, Go Go" experienced a slight increase.

According to the October 7 Nielsen Korea report, "Six Flying Dragons" recorded 12.4 percent in nationwide viewership. This was an increase of 0.1 percent from its previous ratings.

The period series benefits from the star power of its lead actors and the strength of director Shin Kyung Soo. Shin is credited for the action-packed political drama, "Three Days" and the popular 2011 period series, "The Tree with Deep Roots."

"Six Flying Dragons" will also likely thrive due to its exception screenwriting team, which is comprised of Kim Young Hyun and Park Sang Yeon.

Kim previously wrote the script for iconic period dramas including "Jewel in the Palace."

Park Sang Yeon is credited with writing the seminal novel, "Joint Security Area," which yielded the critically-acclaimed Park Chan Wook film.

Yoo In Ah continues his reign over Korean entertainment, following the success of "Veteran," with his portrayal of Lee Bang Won, the third king of the Joseon Dynasty.Shin Se Kyung, who portrayed So Yi in "Tree with Deep Roots," is Boon Yi in the "Six Flying Dragons."

Ratings for MBC"s "Glamorous Temptation" increased 1.2 percent to 9.7 in nationwide viewership. "Glamorous Temptation" features a stellar main cast including Joo Chang Wook and Choi Gang Hee.

However, the series also has some of the strongest teen actors included in its roster, which could explain its appeal to a wider audience.

"Glamorous Temptation" highlights its teen stars including Kim Sae Ron, Nam Joo Hyuk, and Kim Bo Ra.

Meanwhile, KBS"s cheerleading drama, "Sassy, Go Go," experienced a slight increase in viewership, recording 3.2 percent.

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Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor at KDramaStars. She is also a contributing music writer at KpopStarz, MTV Iggy and other publications. When she is not listening to "We Like 2 Party," she can be found on Twitter. (@retrogirladdy).

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'The Time We Were Not In Love' Ratings Increase To 6.6 Percent

'The Time We Were Not In Love' Ratings Increase To 6.6 Percent

Yoon Kyun Sang and Ha Ji Won draw closer in (Photo : SBS ) The SBS series, "The Time We Were Not in Love," experienced an increase in viewership for its July 25 episode. According to the Nielsen Korea, the romantic drama recorded 6.6 percent in nationwide viewership. This was an increase of 0.4 percent from viewership recorded on July 19.

Episode nine marked a turning point for Oh Ha Na (Ha Ji Won) and Choi Won (Lee Jin Wook), as the best friends struggled to reconcile their feelings for one another. Won attempted to confess to Ha Na, but his efforts were thwarted by her desire to confront Seo Hoo.

Ha Na comforted Won, while he was sick,but his illness stemmed from his inability to effectively deliver his confession.

Seo Hoo and Won engaged in a face-off, where Seo Hoo revealed his intent to woo Ha Na.As the plot continues to unravel, the pianist is portrayed in a nuanced light that differs from the Taiwanese version of the series. He is compassionate as he attempts to seduce Ha Na, but the breadth of his flaws have yet to be revealed.

"The Time We Were Not in Love" continues to provide an examination of the tenuous relationship that exists between male and female friends. Ha Ji Won and Lee Jin Wook are captivating in the series, as they evoke the push and pull dynamic of close friends who have yet to confess their romantic feelings for one another.

The KBS2 weekend series, "Blue Bird House" recorded 22.6 percent in nationwide viewership, while the period drama, "Jingbirok" yielded 11.1 percent.

Meanwhile, MBC"s "Flower of the Queen" recorded 15.7 percent.

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About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor for KDramastars. She is also a contributing writer for KpopStarz, MTV Iggy, Viki and CJ Entertainment"s KCON blog. Her passions include a love of K-pop and Asian drama. When she is not writing, she is hanging out on Twitter (@retrogirladdy).

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'Mask' Ratings Increase To 11.1 Percent

'Mask' Ratings Increase To 11.1 Percent

The truth behind the drowning incident was revealed in (Photo : SBS ) Ratings increased for the July 2 episode of SBS" "Mask," as the series revealed some of its best-kept secrets. According to Nielsen Korea, episode 12 of "Mask" recorded 11.1 percent of nationwide viewership, an increase of 1.0 percent.

Episode 12 focused on the ill-fated relationship between Min Seok Hoon (Yeon Jeong Hun) and Seo Eun Ha (Soo Ae).While they were previously revealed to be romantically involved, their plot to eradicate Choi Min Woo (Joo Ji Hoon) was discovered by ByeonJi Sook (Soo Ae).

A large portion of the episode was dedicated to Choi Mi Yeon (Yoo In Young), who discovered that she was having a baby with Seok Hoon. While she was elated, he appeared to be subdued.

Ji Sook and Min Woo grew closer, as he made heartfelt efforts to celebrate the birthday of Eun Ha.

Screenwriter Choi Ho Chul provided brilliant parallels between mother-to-be Mi Yeon and the rebirth of Eun Ha through Ji Sook. Like the previous project of the writer, "Secret Love," "Mask" continues to blur the lines between good and evil characters.

Seok Hoon has been painted as a cold, heartless, sociopath for most of the series, but episode 12 provided a glimpse into his happier times with Eun Ha.

Mi Yeon remained steadfastly focused on bragging about her pregnancy, but she was able to uncover the truth be the identity swap of Eun Ha and Ji Sook. However, she was horrified to discover that she was most likely the cause behind the drowning incident which took the life of Eun Ha, causing great pain to Seok Hoon.

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About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor for KDramastars. She is also a contributing writer for KpopStarz, MTV Iggy, Viki and CJ Entertainment"s KCON blog. Her passions include a love of K-pop and Asian drama. When she is not writing, she is hanging out on Twitter (@retrogirladdy).

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“Off to School” Experiences Increase in Ratings Following Appearances by 2AM’s Jokwon and Hong Eun Hee

“Off to School” Experiences Increase in Ratings Following Appearances by 2AM’s Jokwon and Hong Eun Hee

JTBCs variety show Off to School has hit its highest viewer ratings yet with its latest episode featuring new cast members 2AMs Jokwon and Hong Eun Hee.

The August 16 broadcast of the show recorded ratings of 3.051%, which is almost a two-fold increase of the previous weeks ratings of 1.635%. The program managed to attract the most viewers for its time slot, proving the appeal of JTBCs growing offering of variety.

In this episode, Jokwon and actress Hong Eun Hee attended their high school entrance ceremony. The actress showed a fresh side of herself by wearing a school uniform and playing traditional games with fellow students, charming the viewers with her down-to-earth attitude.

Despite having little memories of his school years due to becoming a trainee at the age of 13, Jokwon had no trouble adjusting to school life, and his bright personality helped him make friends from the moment he entered the classroom.

Other stars appearing on the school variety show Off to School are Koyote member Kim Jong Min, rock star Yoon Do Hyun, actors Sung Dong Il and Nam Joo Hyuk, model Hye Park, C-Clown’s Kangjun, Fly to the Sky’s Brian, and 4Minute’s Gayoon.

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 Gods Gift Plays Out Like a Realistic Movie with Ratings Increase

Gods Gift Plays Out Like a Realistic Movie with Ratings Increase

With its second episode, SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days set down its plotline, piercing fear and thrill into the viewers.

The first two episodes introduced the characters, before immediately jumping into kidnapping and murder of the drama’s youngest character. Viewers have been praising the high quality story, as well as the acting of Lee Bo Young, who perfectly portrayed a mother who is willing to do anything to save her child.

The episodes also brought up many social issues that have been taking place in Korea, sending fear at the possibility that what’s happening in the drama could easily happen in real life.

Although the drama received a ratings increase, so did MBC’s Empress Ki, who kept its overwhelming record at first.

 ‘God’s Gift’ Plays Out Like a Realistic Movie with Ratings Increase

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dramas

1. MBC Empress Ki 26.2 →28.3

2. SBS God’s Gift – 14 Days 6.9 →7.7

3. KBS The Full Sun 3.3 →3.6

Variety

1. KBS Our Neighborhood Variety and Sports 7.3

2. SBS My Heart Beats 4.4

*All ratings are based on AGB Nielsen Media Research

Photo Credit: SBS.

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Reply 1994 Ratings Increase Per Episode Seems Unending

Reply 1994 Ratings Increase Per Episode Seems Unending

“Reply 1994” Ratings Increase Per Episode Seems UnendingDrama viewers are definitely replying to tvN’s “Reply 1994,” tuning in every Friday and Saturday evenings to catch new episodes. Viewers of the drama responded to Saturday night’s episode 11, bringing in the highest ratings yet for the drama.

“Reply 1994” Ratings Increase Per Episode Seems Unending 

“Reply 1994’s” episode 11, which broadcasted on November 23, brought in an average viewer rating of 9.3%, while at one point of the drama, peaking at 10.6%. Nielson Korea showed a 0.5% increase from last Saturday’s episode 10 ratings. The drama’s 10th episode recorded an average rating of 8.8%, with the ratings peaking at 10.0% in one point of the drama. The best one minute viewership rating for episode 11 was during the tense exchange between Trash (actor Jung Woo) and Chil Bong (actor Yoo Yeon Suk).  As the average viewership ratings of Korean cable dramas are significantly lower due to the limited availability of cable, a cable drama’s ability to peak in the double digits is considered a phenomenal success.

“Reply 1994” Ratings Increase Per Episode Seems Unending

However, why are fans upset after the broadcast of episode 11? That’s because 9.3% of Korea who watched episode 11 must wait one more week for episode 12, due to the drama’s one day break last Friday for the live airing of Mnet’s Asian Music Awards (MAMA) during the same time slot. In other words, viewers must wait one more week to find out what happened after the serious exchange between Garbage and Chil Bong. How torturous, right?

“Reply 1994” Ratings Increase Per Episode Seems Unending

It’s evident that “Reply 1994’s” plot plans to shake things up as viewers were able to watch the love triangle between Trash, Na Jung (actress Go Ara), and Chil Bong officially set sail. Although this week viewers were only able to watch one episode of the beloved drama, “Reply 1994” is expected to once again garner the ratings with its compelling and funny storyline.

TvN’s “Reply 1994” airs every Friday and Saturday at 8:40PM KST.

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Park Shi Hoos Tears Help The Ratings of Alice in Cheongdamdong Increase

Park Shi Hoos Tears Help The Ratings of Alice in Cheongdamdong Increase

Park Shi Hoo’s Tears Help The Ratings of “Alice in Cheongdamdong” Increase

On December 9th, the ratings analysis company AGB Nielson Media Research stated that SBS’s drama “Alice in Cheongdamdong” reached 10.6% national rating on the recent episode broadcasted on December 8th. It was reported that this was 2.0% higher than the previous episode, and actor Park Shi Hoo’s emotional acting was believed to help its rating increase.

On the latest episode, Han Se Kyung (played by Moon Geun Young) gave a heartfelt letter and a bankbook to Cha Seung Jo (played by Park Shi Hoo) for So In Chan (played by Nam Goong Min). Cha Seung Jo was impressed with Han Se Kyung’s sincerity and determined to drop the charges.

After seeing Han Se Kyung’s tears, Cha Seung Jo shede tears for there was true love in this world.

In the meantime, MBC’s “May Queen” and KBS’s “The Great King’s Dream” got 23.3% and 10.9% on this day.

Park Shi Hoo’s Tears Help The Ratings of “Alice in Cheongdamdong” Increase

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Kwanghee and Sunhwa couple to make We Got Married ratings increase

Kwanghee and Sunhwa couple to make We Got Married ratings increase

Kwanghee and Sunhwa couple to make ‘We Got Married’ ratings increase

MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘ had been falled down low ratings, and even only reached 4%.

However, the appearance of SECRET‘s Sunhwa and ZE:A‘s Kwanghee seems to have finally made variety show stronger. The September 30th airing of ‘We Got Married’ reached 7.2% of ratings. It was reported that it was 0.4% higher than the 6.8% it had last week.

Viewers have given their compliments to the Sunhwa-Kwanghee couple as the best they have seen since 2AM‘s Jo Kwon and Brown Eyed GirlsGa In. The two play like a real couple, and their relationship on set has received much attention from all viewers. Many viewers have been collecting a piece of the show featuring just their cuts, and have shared them onto various online communities. After seeing the edited cuts, netizens flocked to the actual show in order to watch the couple on TV. It seemed that viewers had not paid their attention to the various types of couples that has recently had their appearance. However, the chemistry between Sunhwa and Kwanghee along with their individual characters were successful in over viewers’ hearts.

Watch the week’s episode below.

Source: Newsen via Nate

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Lee Min Jung & Gong Yoos Big Sees Steady Increase in Ratings

Lee Min Jung & Gong Yoos Big Sees Steady Increase in Ratings

Lee Min JungGong Yoo’s “Big” Sees Steady Increase in RatingsFor the past three episodes, KBS’sBig,” starring Lee Min Jung and Gong Yoo, has seen a steady increase in viewership ratings. According to AGB Nielsen, the romantic-comedy recorded 10.4% nationwide for its seventh episode, a 0.6% increase from the episode before.

During last night’s episode, Gil Daran (Lee Min Jung) was seemingly falling for her student Kang Kyung Joon, who was still trapped in her ex-fiancé’s body (Gong Yoo). Additionally, Jang Mari (Suzy) also put together the pieces and realized that Kang Kyung Joon had indeed switched bodies with Seo Yoon Jae.

Meanwhile, “Big” will air its eighth episode tonight, June 26, at 9:55PM KST. Check out the video preview for tonights episode with subs here!

Lee Min JungGong Yoo’s “Big” Sees Steady Increase in Ratings

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