It’s worth checking back into the current Wed-Thurs ratings to see how the current drama crop fares with the new arrival of The King’s Face on KBS. The network has been guzzling the bitter broth of rating suck since Joseon Gunman went off air and both Mon-Tues as well as Wed-Thurs became seat cushions. Since JG sageuks haven’t been doing well in ratings in general as SBS is also experiencing a rare sageuk misfire with lowly rated The Secret Door.
The King’s Face had hard competition with the good start of Pinocchio on SBS and the even better start of Mr. Back on MBC. Since I didn’t watch the trailers or the drama itself, I don’t know if it’s a lack of quality in The King’s Face but the drama premiered with AGB 7.1% ratings for episode one which then dropped a whole point and episode 2 netted 6.1%. A ratings drop between episodes in the first week is never a good sign but TKF should be more concerned that Pinocchio had a noticeable ratings rise in the second week and episode 4 broke double digits in ratings with AGB 10.4%. Continue reading
There’s finally some good news on the domestic K-drama ratings front that spreads the love around. Last week MBC premiered Mr. Back (Mr. Baek) to the best ratings start of any prime time K-drama of 2014 despite it being in the … Continue reading
The year is less than two months from ending and there is finally a prime time K-drama that premiered in 2014 with ratings numbers that aren’t either an embarrassment or resigned mediocrity. MBC‘s rich grandpa age-reversing Wed-Thurs drama Mr. Back … Continue reading
MBC has been regularly the ratings loser in the Wed-Thurs prime time slot for quite some time now until the just finished My Spring Days led a very very weak competition line up. That’s not an indication of quality since … Continue reading
There are so many things to look forward to with the upcoming MBC drama Mr. Back (Mr. Baek), which actually starts next week in a sign that time isn’t just flying it’s evaporating before our eyes. The imminent arrival of … Continue reading
Not bad, not bad at all. The first teaser preview is out for the upcoming MBC Wed-Thurs drama now officially called Mr. Back. It used to be known as Mr. Baek for the last name of the age-reversing male lead, … Continue reading