In light of the recent Sewol Ferry tragedy, many TV networks are canceling the broadcast of their variety shows and dramas today, Thursday April 17, out of respect and to broadcast news updates.
KBS is canceling the broadcast of its Thursday night variety show, “Happy Together.” It will, however, air an episode of its daily drama ”Sky Angel” and the third episode of its prime-time Wednesday-Thursday drama, ”Golden Cross,” whose broadcast was moved to today after its cancellation yesterday.
MBC will continue to air its daily dramas “Shining Romance” and “Mother’s Garden.” The airing of the pilot episode of Kang Ho Dong‘s new variety show, “Star Gazing,” has been canceled for tonight
With the exit of its biggest competitor, SBS’ Three Days has been breathing the fresh air from top.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Three Days recorded the highest numbers with 11.3 and 12.0 percent respectively, hovering over MBC’s Cunning Single Lady and KBS’ new baby, Golden Cross.
Thursday’s ratings aren′t Three Day’s highest numbers, as it has previously recorded 12.9 on March 20’s episode. But this is the drama’s first time returning to 12 percent, and from the looks of things, it certainly won’t be its last.
Finally rounding things up, KBS’ Age of Feeling concluded its run, putting an end to all of its incidents.
Thursday night brought the last episode of Age of Feeling. The series ended with 12.3 percent, with an average series ratings of 10.3 percent for 24 episodes.
The drama called in for lots of attention, with a large-scale budget with sets built in China as well as 500 extras behind hired. It also brought in a lot of controversies with the drama’s writer suddenly being replaced by a rookie writer. Actors also left the drama mid-production, raising an eyebrow.
In addition to all of this, Jin Se Yeon, the drama’s main character, was shined in a negative light by going into a new project in the middle of filming. Age of Feeling also had issues with the production company not paying its staff and cast
The rivalry continues as KBS’ Age of Feeling and SBS’ Three Days stay close to each other in terms of ratings.
On Wednesday night, the difference was a mere 0.7 as compared to the 1.3 percent from last week.
However, Age of Feeling continued to hold its place at first with a major death that occurred in the episode. Similarly, Three Days also delivered a twist, causing viewers to wonder who can be trusted and who cannot as the presidential controversy goes on.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
1. KBS Age of Feeling 11.1 2. SBS Three Days 10.4 3. MBC Cunning Single Lady 7.9
On Thursday night, SBS’ Three Days took the lead with its fourth episode. It scored a rating of 12.7 percent as viewers sunk deeper into mystery-surrounded story of a missing president and betraying body guards.
But that’s not to say Three Days kick back and chill because it barely made it into first with KBS’ Age of Feeling nearly stepping on the drama’s heels with 12.6 percent.
This isn’t the first time there was a 0.1 difference between these two dramas
While struggling at second place, SBS’ Three Days is slowly climbing back up, challenge KBS’ Age of Feeling.
On Wednesday night, Three Days rose from 11.1 to 11.7 percent with the main plot set in place with the third episode. With this rise, Three Days became closer to first, which Age of Feeling is currently taking over.
Age of Feeling, which recorded 12.5 last Thursday, dropped to 12.2, providing some leeway for Three Days catch up.
But as ratings have differed quite a lot depending on the day the dramas air, Age of Feeling may just keep holding onto its spot.
KBS’s Wednesday-Thursday drama “Age of Feeling” starring Kim Hyun Joong is at the top of the shows airing in the same time slot.
According to viewer rating research company Nielsen Korea on March 7, episode 16 of “Age of Feeling” which aired on March 6 recorded a viewer rating of 12.5%. A full half percent higher than the previous episode, which got 12.0%, the show put down its highest viewer rating yet.
Right behind “Age of Feeling” in the viewer rating race with 11.9% and 11.1% in the first and second episodes, is the new SBS drama “Three Days,” starring Park Yoo Chun. The fourth episode of MBC’s “Cunning Single Lady” got 8.9%, which was unfortunately a full 1
After another day and a new episode, it looks like KBS’ The Age of Feeling won’t be giving up its number one spot!
On Thursday night, Age of Feeling was the only prime time drama that increased in ratings, going from 12.0 to 12.5 percent.
SBS’ Three Days, which was only trailing behind by 0.1 percent, fell to 11.1, increasing the gap between number one and two. MBC’s Cunning Single Lady wasn’t’ able to maintain its double-digit ratings as viewers decided what they wanted to watch next.
It’s too soon to assume that Age of Feeling will continue the number one path, as Three Days just began, but for now, Age of Feeling can enjoy that spot on top