Record of Youth has achieved a successful conclusion with its own all-time viewership, and The Penthouse: War in Life saw a rise in ratings despite the mixed responses.
According to Nielsen Korea, the final episode of tvN’s Record of Youth, which aired on October 27, recorded 8.74% viewership nationwide. The figure surpassed the previous highest ratings of 8.262% from the 11th episode. Amid favorable reviews, Record of Youth ended its successful run.
SBS’s The Penthouse: War in Life continued to take the lead in viewership, beating Zombie Detective and Kairos. The second episode of the drama garnered 8.2%, 9.8% and 10.1% ratings, about a 1% rise from the previous episode. However, some people showed discomfort over its provocative story and over-the-line depiction of the crime committed by middle school students.
KBS’s Zombie Detective finished its journey with 1.9% and 2.6% viewership. The drama started with 3.6% ratings but remained in the 2% to 3% range throughout the show, except for a steep rise to 3.7% in the 8th episode.
Meanwhile, MBC’s Kairos showed 2.7% and 3.1% viewership. MBN’s My Dangerous Wife recorded 1.744% ratings while JTBC’s 18 Again recorded 2.256%.