This past week, the fourth week of April, was a complicated one for TV programming in terms of broadcast. As most prime time variety shows and dramas were suspended while the nation waited anxiously for good news from the site of the Sewol ferry disaster, news programming and more serious broadcast like documentaries filled in the empty air time.
KBS programming swept the weekly rankings for ratings in both news, drama, and documentary program. First place went to KBS 1TV’s daily drama, “Melody of Love” (aka “Love Rides the Song“) which raked in 28.3%, according to Nielsen Korea’s April 21 release of the “Weekly Ratings Top 50 Programs.” Ratings were collected between from April 14 – April 20.
MBC and SBS made an entrance in the top 10 with Monday-Thursday drama “Empress Ki” and morning drama “Only My Love,” respectively
Name: 김부선 / Kim Boo Sun (Kim Bu Seon) Real name: 김근희 / Kim Geun Hee Profession: Actress Birthdate: 1963 Height: 169cm Family: Married, one daughter/actress Lee Mi So
A Thousand Days’ Promise (SBS, 2011) The Empress (E Channel, 2011) Chosun Police 2 (MBC DramaNet, 2008) The Scale of Providence (SBS, 2008) Chosun Police (MBC DramaNet, 2007) H.I.T (MBC, 2007) cameo Phoenix (MBC, 2004)
Hwang Jin Yi (2007) Our Happy Time (2006, cameo) Oh! My God (2006) You are my Sunshine (2005) Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) A Moment to Remember (2004) My Mother, the Mermaid (2004, cameo) Once Upon A Time In Highschool (2004, cameo) H (2002)
Name: 김보미 / Kim Bo Mi Profession: Actress Birthdate: 1958-Jul-29 Height: 163cm Star sign: Leo
TV Novel – Dear Love (KBS2, 2012) King Geunchogo (KBS1, 2011) Everybody Cha Cha Cha (KBS1, 2010) Dae Wang Sejong (KBS1, 2008) The Innocent Woman (KBS2, 2007) The Bizarre Bunch (KBS1, 2005) Age of Warriors (KBS1, 2003) Empress Myung Sung (KBS2, 2001) Stock Flower (KBS2, 2001) Jo Gwang Jo (KBS2, 1996)
Another emergency incident caused Park Ki Woong to cry frustrated tears on SBS’ My Heart Beats.
On Tuesday’s broadcast, Park Ki Woong visited a couple, who shared an incident that happened to their first child. The mother experienced pregnancy-induced hypertension, putting both her and her 28-week-old baby in danger. The couple called for an ambulance so that they could deliver the baby.
However, during their ride to the hospital, an elderly man on a motorcycle was riding on a pedestrian crossing when the ambulance accidentally hit the motorcycle.
The elderly man demanded money for his motorcycle repairs upfront, while the paramedics and the husband begged him to settle this later, willing to exchange contact information. However, the elderly man remained stubborn, demanding money, refusing to let the ambulance pass and stealing precious time from the mother and baby
SBS’ Healing Camp ranked number one for another week with legendary singer Lee Sun Hee as its guest.
The ratings increased from 7.6 to 7.8 with the second half of Lee Sun Hee’s episode airing on Monday night.
Not only did Lee Sun Hee continue to tell her life story through all of her accomplishments, but she also performed her version of Baek Ji Young’s I Won’t Love, bringing a whole new mood to the already sad song. Lee Seung Gi and Baek Ji Young also performed the song on the show for their senior.
Monday, April 14, 2014
1. MBC Empress Ki 25.3 2. SBS God’s Gift – 14 Days 8.5
No matter how intricate the pot, SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days isn’t getting its break, still floating in the single digits while so close to breaking ten percent.
God’s Gift has for the most part captured the attention of viewers with its mystery plot as well as the growing number of suspects who each hold a secret against the protagonist.
The drama also has a talented cast of Lee Bo Young, Cho Seung Woo, Kim Tae Woo, and more, who have acted flawlessly since the first episode. But God’s Gift has broken through ten percent just once on March 25’s episode with 10.6 percent.
With only five more episodes to go, it’s uncertain whether or not God’s Gift will even get to break into double digits again, especially with MBC’s Empress Ki clouding over it with 24
Name: 정선경 / Jung Sun Kyung (Jeong Seon Gyeong) Also known as: Chung Sun Kyung Real name: 김성희 / Kim Sung Hee Profession: Actress Birthdate: 1971-Jan-08 Height: 164cm Weight: 49kg Star sign: Capricorn Blood type: O
I’m Alive (MBC, 2011) You’re Fine That Way (KBS2, 2011) Tae Hee, Hye Kyo, Ji Hyun (MBC, 2009) Catch a Kang Nam Mother (SBS, 2007) Ballad of Suh Dong (SBS, 2005) Single Again (SBS, 2005) Forgiveness (KBS2, 2004) Pretty Woman (MBC, 2003) Good News (MBC, 2003) Confession MBC, 2002) Everyday With You (MBC, 2001) Empress Myung Sung (KBS2, 2001) Orient Theatre (KBS2, 2001) Honey Honey (SBS, 2001) More Than Words Can Say (KBS1, 2000)
The Suicide Forecast (2011) City Of Fathers (2009) When I Turned Nine (2004) Black Honeymoon (2000) Saminjo / 3 Members (1997) Lament / Elegy of the Earth (1997) Kill the Love (1996) Festival (1996) Money in My Account (1995) A Hot Roof (1995) Mom Has a Lover (1995) To You, from Me (1994) Taebak Mountains (1994)
With ‘Don’t Trust Anyone’ becoming the new slogan, SBS’ God’s Gift kept viewers guessing and dying of curiosity with a new episode.
The drama fell from its two-digit ratings, but the story still kept viewers locked, trying to figure out who is Han Set Byul (Kim Yoo Bin)’s murderer. As the main characters dove deeper and deeper into finding the murder, an even more complicated backstory began to open up.
But viewers were most rattled when a trusted character turned out to be a suspect, making them suspect all the characters who have appeared in the drama.
Monday, March 31, 2014
1. MBC Empress Ki 25.0 2. SBS God’s Gift – 14 Days 8.8 3. KBS The Full Sun 2
Actress Kim So Hyun will be joining MBC"s new Monday-Tuesday drama "Triangle", starring Lee Bum Soo, Jaejoong, and Siwan!
Her agency Sidus HQ said on March 27, "Kim So Hyun will be playing the younger version of female lead Oh Yeon Soo"s character, Hwang Shin Hye." In the drama, her character loses her mother at a young age and becomes very attached to her father, who is an investigator. It will be exciting to see how her role plays a part in the story of the three brothers.
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The drama will replace "Empress Qi" in May so stay tuned for further information!
While it might be the most obvious thing in the world to many countries, most cars in Korea do not move out of the way of emergency vehicles, such as ambulances or fire trucks, as seen on SBS’ My Heart Beats.
Experiencing it firsthand, the stars of My Heart Beats, who work as volunteer fire fighters and EMTs at fire stations, have started a campaign to make the ‘miracle of Moses’ happen in Korea, in which cars split like the Nile River when an ambulance or fire truck has its sirens on.
Although the show’s ratings are fairly low, the campaign seemed to be working as seen on March 18’s broadcast, where a pregnant woman went into premature labor and was being transferred from Pohang to Busan, about a 120 km distance.
Luckily for the mother and baby, all the cars on the road began to move to the side, despite it being morning rush hour
Although MBC’s Empress Ki is still kicking butt with ratings over 25 percent, SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days has viewers growing with its gut-wrenching story getting more and more intriguing.
Mondays’ episode of God’s Gift had viewers gasping with each scene, never letting them stop to take a breath of relief. Although the murderer of innocent women was under custody, there was no moment to let guards down with the next conflict, also wrapped in mystery, rising for the protagonists.
By the end of the episode, Kim Soo Hyun (Lee Bo Young) realizes that although she might have altered history a bit, what’s destined to happen will happen no matter how hard she tries to fight it.
“Please look forward to a classy and lively city girl.”
The words of actress Baek Jin Hee, leaving MBC’s “Empress Ki” with her last episode on March 17, after the poison execution of her character, Empress Tanashiri. But do not despair! Baek Jin Hee will be back in a new SBS pilot variety program called “Rules of the City” starting on April 1, and will soon be flying out to New York to start filming the show.
On doing her first variety program, she said, “I had so much fun with my first villain role, but to be honest, playing the endlessly evil Tanashiri’s character was a bit of a handful. I’m happy to be returning my original, lively self.”
Also appearing in “Rules of the City” with Baek Jin Hee are Jung Kyung Ho, Lee Chun Hee, Kim Sung Soo, and others
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It was Lee Bo Young’s night with back to back programs featuring the beautiful actress.
SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days continued its run with its third episode, gather more momentum as the main story began to unfold. The drama rose about two percent from its previous ratings, aiming to break a two-digit number.
Right after the broadcast of God’s Gift came SBS’ Healing Camp, which also focused on Lee Bo Young, who was the guest for this episode. She shared about her love story with actor Ji Sung for the first time, gaining 7.4 percent in ratings.
Meanwhile, MBC’s Empress Ki continued to charge forward with 26.9 percent, while KBS’ The Full Sun plummeted to the two percent range with 2.6 percent
Seung-nyang continued to have nightmares and showed the new bruise she got on her neck to Taltal (Why am I getting a couple vibe from these two?!). Taltal had ordered for his men to find the shaman in the capital and told Seung-nyang about the tag for the Grim Reaper with her name on it, which would be hidden somewhere around her quarters. The maids conducted a search around her quarters and started digging the compound; however, nothing was found yet. Ta-hwan got to know about the curse after witnessing Seung-nyang having the nightmare and choking him in the process. He also thought that Tanashiri was the only person who would do such thing and he couldn’t stand still, watching her in that kind of suffering
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Seung-nyang stopped right in front of Yoo for a moment of angsty and accusing stare from her side and the guards were ordered to drag her away, but Ta-hwan’s arrival at the throne hall turned out to be a surprise for all of them. Tanashiri expressed her (faked?) relief to see him up and walking, but he’s only interested in what were they doing with Lady Ki. Seung-nyang was happy to have him recovering from the poison and Ta-hwan smiled at her reassuringly. They only had eyes for each other, as if they were the only people in the hall! Still, I feel bad for Yoo, who must felt a pang of sadness upon hearing Seung-nyang’s concern directed towards Ta-hwan
"God"s Gift - 14 Days" kicked off the week to a good start with its thrilling premiere, but it couldn"t beat the historical drama "Empress Qi" which maintained its reign at #1 in viewer ratings!
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According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the March 4th episode of MBC"s "Empress Qi" achieved a 28.3% viewer, rating which is a 2.1% increase from its previous viewer rating of 26.2%.
SBS" "God"s Gift - 14 Days" premiered in second place with a 6.9% viewer rating and moved up 0.8% to a 7.7% viewer rating.KBS 2TV"s "Full Sun" increased 0.3% from a 3.3% to 3.6% viewer rating but it wasn"t enough to get out of the gutter in the ratings department
With its second episode, SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days set down its plotline, piercing fear and thrill into the viewers.
The first two episodes introduced the characters, before immediately jumping into kidnapping and murder of the drama’s youngest character. Viewers have been praising the high quality story, as well as the acting of Lee Bo Young, who perfectly portrayed a mother who is willing to do anything to save her child.
The episodes also brought up many social issues that have been taking place in Korea, sending fear at the possibility that what’s happening in the drama could easily happen in real life.
Although the drama received a ratings increase, so did MBC’s Empress Ki, who kept its overwhelming record at first.