Following “bad CG effect” controversy, Jirisan rating drops like a stone
Last Saturday night saw a fierce rating competition between Korean dramas!
After two episodes with surprisingly high ratings, the rating of Jeon Ji Hyun and Joo Ji Hoon’s drama Jirisan has dropped from 10.7 percent to 7.9 percent for its 3rd episode. It can be seen that after the first two episodes aired, Jirisan sparked numerous controversies about the quality of the content, the majority of which were negative, particularly regarding the CG effects.
However, the drama continued to take first place in its time slot across all channels (including public broadcast networks) among the key demographic of viewers ages 20 to 49, with whom it scored a nationwide average of 4.1 percent.
Meanwhile, Honey Lee’s One The Woman, despite facing stiff competition from many new dramas, still achieved an average nationwide rating of 16.9%, marking a new all-time high for the show. The drama also successfully maintained its 12-episode streak as the week’s most-watched miniseries.
tvN’s Yumi’s Cells saw an increase in viewership in the final episode of season 1, achieving an average nationwide rating of 2.5%. The romantic comedy also remained first place in its time slot across all cable channels.
OCN’s new mystery thriller Chimera kicked off with a modest nationwide average rating of 0.8%, while jTBC’s Inspector Koo scored an average rating of 2.6% for the 1st episode.
KBS 2TV’s Young Lady and Gentleman remains the most-watched show of any kind that airs on Saturdays with an average nationwide rating of 26.9%.