Rating Drama Prime Minister N I

“Prime Minister and I” Ratings Fall Slightly, “Empress Ki” Continues to Lead Monday-Tuesday Line Up

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“Prime Minister and I” Ratings Fall Slightly, “Empress Ki” Continues to Lead Monday-Tuesday Line Up

Despite the mostly positive response to Lee Bum Soo and YoonA‘s “Prime Minister and I,” it continues its third-place position for its second episode, with MBC’s “Empress Ki” continuing its domination of the airwaves.

According to ratings agency, Nielsen Korea, ratings for the December 10 broadcast of MBC Monday-Tuesday drama “Empress Ki” Episode 14 recorded a 19.5% viewership nationwide, a slight drop of 0.7% from Monday’s Episode 13 20.2% rating.

′Prime Minster and I′ Rises to Second

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 ′Prime Minster and I′ Rises to Second

Taking a nice turn for the better, KBS’ Prime Minister and I made its way up, scooting into second place.

On Monday night, Prime Minster and I jumped from 5.4 percent to 7.3 percent, pushing SBS’ A Warm Word to the bottom.

The rise seemed to occur as the drama entered into the story’s main attraction, where the Prime Minster and a gossip newspaper reporter finally talk about holding a contract marriage.

“Empress Ki” Maintains Strong Ratings, “Prime Minister and I” Viewership Up From Last Week

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“Empress Ki” Maintains Strong Ratings, “Prime Minister and I” Viewership Up From Last Week

Empress Ki” continued to maintain strong ratings this week.

Nielsen Korea report stated that MBC Monday-Tuesday drama “Empress Ki” scored a nationwide rating of 18.8% for its December 17 broadcast. That figure is the same as its previous episode rating on December 16.

While “Empress Ki” remains unrivalled in its number one position, there has been a slight drop from 20.2% and 19.5% ratings for last week’s Monday and Tuesday episodes, respectively.

2013 KBS & SBS Drama Awards – Ending The Year With A Bang

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 2013 KBS & SBS Drama Awards – Ending The Year With A Bang

The live blog team is currently running on dangerous amounts of caffeine, and I’m pretty sure I just saw a purple elephant fly by the window but the show must go on. So far we’ve covered the all three Entertainment Awards from KBS, SBS, and MBC, the SBS Gayo Daejun, and the MBC Drama Awards. Now, we will be ending the year with a bang by proving live blog coverage of the 2013 SBS Drama Awards AND the 2013 KBS Drama Awards,  which are airing later today at the same time.

'Kind Words' surpasses the 10% viewer rating mark but which Mon-Tues drama came out on top this week?

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'Kind Words' surpasses the 10% viewer rating mark but which Mon-Tues drama came out on top this week?

The weather is getting colder for many of you, which makes it the perfect time to snuggle up with your favorite drama. “Empress Qi” remained the fan favorite among Mon-Tues dramas this week! 

SEE ALSO: Girls” Generation expected to make a comeback later this month at the earliest

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the January 7th episode of MBC“s “Empress Qi” ranked #1 with a 19.1% viewer rating, which is a 1.2% increase from its previous viewer rating of 17.9%.

'Empress Qi' breaks its own record in viewer rating but which Mon-Tues drama was #1 this week?

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'Empress Qi' breaks its own record in viewer rating but which Mon-Tues drama was #1 this week?

Empress Qi” broke its own record in viewer ratings, maintaining its royal title as the #1 Mon-Tues drama this week!

SEE ALSO: “Kind Words” surpasses the 10% viewer rating mark but which Mon-Tues drama came out on top this week?

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the January 14th episode of MBC“s “Empress Qi” achieved a 20.3% viewer rating, breaking its previous record in viewer ratings of 20.2%. It was also a 0.7% increase from its previous viewer rating of 19.6%,

'Empress Qi' and 'Kind Words' both break their own record in viewer ratings + 'Prime Minister and I' continues on its slump

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'Empress Qi' and 'Kind Words' both break their own record in viewer ratings + 'Prime Minister and I' continues on its slump

Empress Qi” and “Kind Words” both broke their own record in viewer ratings this week, but it is the former that came out on top!

SEE ALSO: “Empress Qi” breaks its own record in viewer rating but which Mon-Tues drama was #1 this week?

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the January 21st episode of MBC“s “Empress Qi” achieved a 22.6% viewer rating, which is 1.8% increase from its previous viewer rating of 20.8%.

'Empress Qi' tops its own record in viewer ratings again as the Mon-Tues drama to beat

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'Empress Qi' tops its own record in viewer ratings again as the Mon-Tues drama to beat

Empress Qi” broke its own record in viewer ratings for the fifth consecutive episode!

SEE ALSO: “Empress Qi” and “Kind Words” both break their own record in viewer ratings + “Prime Minister and I” continues on its slump

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the January 28th episode of MBC“s “Empress Qi” achieved a 24.9% viewer rating, which is 2.1% increase from its previous viewer rating of 22.8%.With this, the show has managed to consistently top its own ratings with each episode for the past five episodes.

'Prime Minister and I' airs its finale but which Mon-Tues drama broke its record in viewer ratings?

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'Prime Minister and I' airs its finale but which Mon-Tues drama broke its record in viewer ratings?

This week in K-drama land had its highs and lows with “Empress Qi” breaking its own record once again and “Prime Minister and I” coming to a not-so-stellar end in terms of ratings among Mon-Tues dramas.

SEE ALSO: “Empress Qi” tops its own record in viewer ratings again as the Mon-Tues drama to beat

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the February 4th episode of MBC“s “Empress Qi” achieved a 25.3% viewer rating, which is 1.4% increase from its previous viewer rating of 23.9%. With this feat, the historical drama is now setting its eyes on hopefully reaching the 30% viewer rating mark as it has been topping its own record with each consecutive episode lately.

KBS Drama “Beyond the Clouds” Will Broadcast Its First Two Episodes Back-to-Back

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KBS Drama “Beyond the Clouds” Will Broadcast Its First Two Episodes Back-to-Back

New Monday & Tuesday KBS drama “Beyond the Clouds” will broadcast its first and second episodes on February 17. “Beyond the Clouds” will be competing for ratings against SBS drama “Kind Words” and MBC historical drama “Empress Ki.”

“Beyond the Clouds” follows the drama “Prime Minister and I,” which had fallen to last place in the rating against the currently airing SBS and MBC drama. “Beyond the Clouds” hopes to change the ranking of the ratings with its production quality and story.

“Beyond the Clouds” Off to a Shaky Start with Low Ratings

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“Beyond the Clouds” Off to a Shaky Start with Low Ratings

Yoon Kye Sang and Han Ji Hye‘s drama, “Beyond the Clouds,” received rather low ratings for its premiere.

KBS 2TV drama “Beyond the Clouds” aired its first episode on January 17 and received a viewership rating of 3.7%. This was a 2.4% drop from the 6.1% ratings its predecessor, “Prime Minister and I,” received. Knowing that the drama will air in a very competitive time slot, “Beyond the Clouds” had tried to be strategic in its opening by airing its first two episodes together. However, the second episode received and improved, but still low, rating of 5.1%.

SNSD’s Yoona Confirms New Drama with Lee Bum Soo

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SNSD’s Yoona Confirms New Drama with Lee Bum Soo

Girls’ Generation’s Yoona is coming back to the small screen with talented actor, Lee Bum Soo, in KBS’ new drama, Prime Minister and I (tentative title).

Dramatic Tok, in charge of the promotion for Prime Minister and I, announced, “Lee Bum Soo and Yoona have been cast in KBS’ upcoming Monday and Tuesday drama, Prime Minister and I,” and “Filming will start at the end of October.”

SM Entertainment staff talked with enews on October 21 also confirming the news, saying, “Yoona will be the main lead of Prime Minister and I. She will be playing a 28-year old reporter with a charming personality unlike any other.”

Girls’ Generation’s YoonA to be Romanced by 20 Years Senior Lee Bum Soo for “Prime Minister and I”

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Girls’ Generation’s YoonA to be Romanced by 20 Years Senior Lee Bum Soo for “Prime Minister and I”

It was previously reported that actor Lee Bum Soo and Girls’ Generation’s YoonA were positively reviewing the script for “Prime Minister and I.” Now, both sides have confirmed their participation to lead the drama.

On October 21, KBS side stated, “Both YoonA and Lee Bum Soo confirmed for ‘Prime Minister and I’ and filming will start at the end of October. Lee Bum Soo is forty-three years old while YoonA is twenty-three. Even though they have a twenty-year age gap, we’re expecting a different sort of chemistry [than the usual]. Also, YoonA’s acting transformation will be something to look forward to.”

Chae Jung Ahn to Play YoonA’s Rival in “Prime Minister and I”

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Chae Jung Ahn to Play YoonA’s Rival in “Prime Minister and I”

Actress Chae Jung Ahn has been confirmed for the upcoming KBS drama, “Prime Minister and I.”

On October 22, broadcast insiders revealed that Chae Jung Ahn has been confirmed to play Seo Hye Joo, who is Kwon Yool’s (played by Lee Bum Soo) college junior and close associate since his congressman days.

Seo Hye Joo will be playing the rival of Nam Da Jung (played by YoonA) as they enter a love triangle with Kwon Yool.

Yoon Shi Yoon Joins SNSD’s Yoona for ‘Prime Minister and I’

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Yoon Shi Yoon Joins SNSD’s Yoona for ‘Prime Minister and I’

Yoon Shi Yoon will transform into Korea’s top one percent government employee.

Yoon Shi Yoon has recently been casted in KBS’ upcoming romantic comedy, Prime Minister and I and have already begun filming.

Prime Minister and I is a love story about a family who is 100 percent business and 0 percent child care, that is, until a mother arrives to the family like a Christmas present. The drama has already confirmed casting Girls’ Generation’s Yoona and Lee Bum Soo, raising anticipation for a warm family drama to come this winter.

Actor Lee Bum Soo in Mourning at Mortuary, Father Passes Away

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Actor Lee Bum Soo in Mourning at Mortuary, Father Passes Away

Actor Lee Bum Soo is in grief after receiving tragic news of his father’s passing this morning.

On October 26, sources related to the actor have verified that Lee Bum Soo’s father passed away this morning after suffering from a chronic illness. Sources were quoted saying, “Lee Bum Soo’s love for his father was very special. Lee Bum Soo is currently with his family at the mortuary, and they are all in grief over the loss.” The actor will help carry his father’s coffin out of the mortuary on October 28.

‘Prime Minister and I’ Kicks Off with First Script Reading

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‘Prime Minister and I’ Kicks Off with First Script Reading

With a cast full of talented folks, KBS’ upcoming drama, Prime Minister and I began its production process with its first script reading.

On October 22, Girls’ Generation Yoona, Lee Bum Soo, Yoon Shi Yoon, Choi Jung Ahn, Ryu Jin, Lee Hwan Whi, Yoon Hye Young, Lee Young Bum, Choi Duk Moon, and other staff joined together at the KBS Star Hall for the first script reading.

The script reading took over three hours with the concentration level on high throughout the entire session.

IU vs. SNSD’s Yoona

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 IU vs. SNSD’s Yoona

IU and SNSD’s Yoona, two of K-Pop’s loveable ladies, are returning to the small screen in new dramas, but we’re putting their popularity to the test in this week’s K-Pop Battle.

Who will prove to be the comeback queen? Decide by voting!

IU

After making a K-Pop comeback with Red Shoes, IU will focus her attention on acting once more, starring alongside Jang Keun Suk in upcoming KBS drama Pretty Boy.

The casting is already generating a lot of buzz, but we’ll have to wait and see if the drama lives up to expectations when it airs on November 20.

JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong Goes to Bed, SNSD’s Yoona Bears Gifts and More

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 JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong Goes to Bed, SNSD’s Yoona Bears Gifts and More

The SNS world was filled with giving stars as they celebrated Pepero Day and birthdays.

Read about it all in today’s Twitter Roundup.

VIXX updated fans with a few photos from Sweden, the site of its latest music video shoot, on November 12, writing “I’m RoVIXX. This is a gift I’m sending to the shining personnel, who care for Only You, which was completed in Sweden by VIXX personnel. I hope you gladly accept. Gift one.”

Here’s “Gift two.”

“Prime Minister and I” Reveals First Stills Featuring Girls’ Generation’s YoonA and Lee Bum Soo

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“Prime Minister and I” Reveals First Stills Featuring Girls’ Generation’s YoonA and Lee Bum Soo

Seems like Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA is literally clinging to Lee Bum Soo right from the beginning.

KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama “Prime Minister and I” recently revealed the first stills showing the lead couple caught up in an interesting situation. YoonA has both of her arms tightly around Lee Bum Soo‘s leg while staring at the man with her puppy-dog look. With his piercing eyes, Lee Bum Soo looks at YoonA intensively, making viewers wonder what has happened between the two.