JTBC’s The World of the Married continued its record-breaking streak whereas SBS’s The King: Eternal Monarch showed decreased in viewer ratings once again.
The 12th episode of JTBC’s The World of the Married, which aired on May 2, recorded 24.3 percent viewer ratings nationwide and 26.7 percent ratings in Seoul metropolitan area (based on Nielsen Korean), once again breaking its own highest viewer ratings.
During the episode, a significant turning point came upon Ji Sun Woo (played by Kim Hee Ae) and Lee Tae Oh (played by Park Hae Joon), who were in crisis due to the death of Park In Kyu (played by Lee Hak Joo). The tension between Ji Sun Woo and Lee Tae Oh, who escaped the stifling fight and faced the emotions they have been denying, reached the peak when they spent the night together, causing a big stir.
However, the viewer ratings of Kim Eun Sook’s new drama The King: Eternal Monarch have fallen again despite Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun’s kiss scene.
According to Nielsen Korea, the 5th episode of SBS’s The King: Eternal Monarch, which aired on May 2, recorded 8.6 percent viewer ratings. Since reaching 11.4 percent viewer ratings in the first episode, the drama showed a slight increase to 11.6 percent with its second episode, but has been on a slump since then. It recorded 9 percent in the third episode, 9.7 percent in the 4th episode, and 8.6 percent in the 5th episode.
During the recent episode, the story of Yi Gon (played by Lee Min Ho), the emperor of the Korean Empire, and Jung Tae Eul (played by Kim Go Eun), the detective of the Republic of Korea, crossing the parallel universe to the Korean Empire was shown.