Melodrama Graceful Family Ends with 8.5% Record Ratings for Small Cable Network MBN, Cast Gets Vietnam Reward Vacation

Congrats to the dark horse hit drama of 2019, small cable network MBN‘s unexpected surprise Graceful Family ended it’s record setting run last week with 8.5% ratings. If you want to know how impressive that is the highest rating for cable network tvN‘s highly promoted and most expensive drama ever produced Arthdal Chronicles was 7.705% and tvN’s real hit drama of this summer Hotel Del Luna averaged 8.867%. The cost of the entire drama for Graceful Family probably cost what Arthdal spent per episode so that’s why high ratings for low budget dramas is even more profitable, earnings to cost ratio is through the roof. The entire cast and crew including leads Im Soo Hyang, Lee Jang Woo, Baek Jong Ok, and Lee Kyu Han are all going on a reward vacation to Vietnam which sounds like so much fun. MNB has only aired 14 dramas so far so there isn’t a lot to compare Graceful’s success and include some known dramas like Devilish Charm, Rich Man, and Yoon Eun Hye‘s Fluttering Warning. Continue reading

2014 MBC Year End Drama Awards

The 2014 MBC Drama Awards mostly went off without a hitch, other than the Jaejoong last minute inexplicable no-show hiccup and all the winners being as predicted to make the evening feel rather dull. The fashion parade was more interesting … Continue reading