According to Nielsen Korea, the December 3rd broadcast of The Red Sleeve recorded average nationwide viewership ratings of 10.7 percent, taking first place in its time slot across all channels. The most-watched moment in the episode saw the ratings peak at 11.6 percent.
The Red Sleeve, which premiered at the same time as SBS’ Now, We Are Breaking Up, initially drew little attention when it first aired. But more viewers started tuning into the show as its plot thickened and the cast’s chemistry developed. The new interpretation of the relationship between Yi San (King Jeongjo) and Seong Deok Im and the accuracy of the historical facts have received favorable reviews.
Meanwhile, Now, We Are Breaking Up saw a decline in viewership, widening the gap with The Red Sleeve. The series scored a nationwide viewership rating of 6.9 percent, seeing a slight drop from the last week’s score of 7.6 percent. It is said that many viewers left disappointed with the show’s weak plot and unrelatable stories.
MBC’s The Red Sleeve and SBS’ Now, We Are Breaking Up will be on air on the 4th at 9:50 PM and 10:00 PM KST, respectively.
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