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Junho and Lee Se Young’s ‘The Red Sleeve’ Ends With a Bang

The Red Sleeve
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MBC’s The Red Sleeve ended on its highest ratings yet, recording an average nationwide viewership rating of 17.4 percent. This is a triple increase in ratings compared to the show’s premiere score of 5.7 percent.

In response, MBC’s CEO Park Sung Jae remarked that he is happy to send the cast members on vacation just like he promised at the show’s media conference before its premiere. Previously, the CEO had promised to send the entire casting crew on vacation if the show breaks the 15 percent mark in viewership ratings.

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According to Nielson Korea, the final episode of The Red Sleeve achieved an average nationwide viewership rating of 17.4 percent. The drama first premiered in November last year and broke into the double digits for the first time after four weeks of airing.

Park Sung Jae said, “As the CEO of this network, I am grateful to be able to present a great drama to the viewers. Since it is difficult to travel overseas these days, we will fulfill our promise by providing options such as travel vouchers so that the team can travel around Korea or travel overseas after the pandemic.”

Meanwhile, The Red Sleeve dominated the 2021 MBC Drama Award by taking home a total of eight trophies, including the Drama of the Year, Top Excellence Awards, Best Couple Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Best Scriptwriter Award, Best Supporting Actress Award, and Best New Actor Award.

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