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Airing WSG Wannabe special project for 3 months straight, “Hangout with Yoo” ended up reaching the lowest rating record this year

MBC’s entertainment show “Hangout with Yoo” continued to see low ratings.

According to Nielsen Korea on July 31st, the broadcast of MBC’s “Hangout with Yoo” on the previous day recorded a nationwide viewer rating of 5.4% and 5.9% in Seoul area.

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The rating of “Hangout with Yoo” is higher than many other shows but the current performance is somewhat disappointing compared to the average viewer rating that the program has maintained. In particular, the rating of the broadcast on July 30th is the lowest number that “Hangout with Yoo” recorded this year.

“Hangout with Yoo” used to be a famous entertainment show as it boasted an average viewership range of between 6% and 7%. However, since the beginning of June, its rating has fallen from 6.9% to 6.3% and eventually reached 5.5% in the June 18th episode. Since then, its ratings remained in the 5% range without much variation.

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The viewers pointed out the prolonged WSG Wannabe Special as the main reason for the decline in “Hangout with Yoo” rating performance. Since the beginning of April, “Hangout with Yoo” has been working on the project to form the female vocal group WSG Wannabe and continue the success of MSG Wannabe.

The content for this special, from the formation of WSG Wannabe to the release of their songs, has been broadcast for about three months straight and the viewers seem to have gotten tired of it. Some left comments criticizing the program sincerely, saying “I think they are making it too long”, “New projects or member changes are needed”, etc.

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Since the rating continued to be on a downward trend, the broadcast on July 30th, which showed the long-awaited concert of WSG Wannabe’s project, eventually reached the lowest rating record. 

Fortunately, unlike the poor rating performance, WSG Wannabe’s new song “At That Moment” swept the top spots on music charts as soon as it was released. 

“Hangout with Yoo”, which has been broadcast for 3 years, will return with a new season after WSG Wannabe Special ends. 

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