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This entertainment show with Korea’s top star recorded ratings as low as 0%

Despite starring many of Korea’s hottest celebrities, this entertainment program recorded rather low viewership ratings.

The August 12th broadcast of JTBC’s travel show “In the Soop: Friendcation”, recently recorded its lowest rating at 0.6%, according to Nielsen Korea. The show started airing on July 22nd, and premiered with a viewership of 1.3%, before suffering from constant declines and ending with the lowest rating in 4 episodes.

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The viewership rating trend of JTBC’s “In the Soop: Friendcation”

“In the Soop: Friendcation” is an entertainment reality program that depicts the travel story of Park Seo Joon, Choi Woo Shik, Park Hyung Sik, BTS V, and Peakboy, who have been friends for 10 years.

With such a star-studded cast, the program drew attention the moment it was announced. However, the show’s ratings continuously declined, and this downward trend has become a hot topic on the Korean online community “theqoo”.

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Below are some comments from netizens: 

  • It seemed okay in episode 1, so why did it fall like this? 
  • The cast is hot, but the content is not so interesting 
  • Isn’t this a show made for fans only? If you are not a fan, you wouldn’t be interested 
  • I think only the fans will enjoy this 
  • What do you mean it only recorded a rating of 0% despite airing in the prime timeslot at 9PM??
  • It’s surprising that with such a cast, this show didn’t go viral 

On the other hand, in the final episode of “In the Soop: Friendcation” that aired on August 12th, Park Seo Joon disclosed a story about a “double surprise gift” from BTS V.

In particular, the actor recalled the memories of a trip to Jeju Island with the members, saying: “I went there because V said he had something prepared for us, and it turns out he booked a yacht.”

“But V didn’t bring his wallet, so I ended up paying for it”, he said with a laugh.

Source: wikitree

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