How are the ratings and reactions of Korean netizens to episode 3 of “Snowdrop”?

Korean netizens claim that without the current controversy, the rating of “Snowdrop” would not be able to reach 1%.

Despite severe backlash over the last week, JTBC still decides to continue airing the drama “Snowdrop” as scheduled. This week, 3 episodes are getting broadcast as JTBC’s attempt to prove that “Snowdrop” did not distort history as accused. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of JTBC, “Snowdrop” recorded disappointing results in the latest episode.

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According to Nielsen Korea, episode 3 of “Snowdrop” broadcast on December 24 only earned a rating of 1,853% nationwide. This is the lowest rating among dramas that aired last night across all channels. Episode 12 of “Now, We Are Breaking Up” (SBS) had a rating of 5.7%, while episode 13 of “The Red Sleeve” (MBC) recorded an impressive rating of 12.8%, maintaining 1st place in its time slot. 

Compared to 2.9% and 3.9% of the first 2 episodes, needless to say, 1.8% is a huge step backwards for “Snowdrop” amid fierce controversy. However, many Korean netizens think that for a drama that distorts history like “Snowdrop”, a rating of 1% is still “too high”. The angry public continues to call for a boycott so that the rating of “Snowdrop” quickly drops to 0% in the upcoming episodes. 

  • “1% is still high ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
  • “It’s broadcasting tomorrow too, right??? Let’s go for 0%^^!!”
  • “1.8% ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ That’s high for this drama, it’ll drop to 0% sooner or later”
  • “If it weren’t for this controversy, it would have been 0% since the start. Many people only know about Snowdrop because of the backlash”
  • “At this point, maybe even those who tried to defend Snowdrop wouldn’t even watch it ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
  • “First time seeing a drama that ran for 100 minutes with a 1% rating ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ If it’s this pathetic, even fans are bored and don’t want to watch it”
  • “Don’t place it next to ‘The Red Sleeve’, it’s embarrassing ㅡㅡ The ratings are a world apart”
  • “1.8 is too high. 0.8 is too high. It needs to come down to 0.01%”
  • “Its runtime was 100 minutes but the rating is only 1% ㅋㅋㅋ If it had been shown for 60 minutes like normal, the rating would have been 0%”
  • “Don’t even say the ratings are low because it’s Christmas Eve, ‘The Red Sleeve’ is still over 10%”
  • “Boring script + Bad acting + Distortion of history. At this rate, the rating will be 0% in no time”

“Snowdrop” will continue to air episode 4 and episode 5 at 10:30 PM KST on Saturday and Sunday.

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