jTBC Weekend Drama My Liberation Notes Ends with Rapturous Audience Reception and 6.728% Ratings More than Doubling its Premiere

Ratings is definitely important and more often than not correlated with how popular a drama is. But the rare instances a drama can get lower ratings but higher online buzz and that’s the cast with My Liberation Notes. For a jTBC cable drama it started with 2.941% which is not super low but the network has seem many dramas premiere higher and this one came with high expectations from the screenwriter of My Ahjusshi. The ratings stayed in the high 2% to 3% range for the first 9 episodes and then broke through to 4% and beyond after that and ended in the final episode with a series high of 6.728%. Even more impression then these very good for jTBC ratings are the online buzz, chatter, and praise, it’s so loud and from so many corners of K-netz, C-netz, and the English-speaking drama viewers. In comparison, Again My Life doubled the ratings to 12% but I rarely heard online discussion on it. It feels like My Liberation Notes was so thoughtful a drama it made viewers wants to discuss it and share feelings about it which is the best kind of drama.

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jTBC Sat-Sun Drama My Liberation Diary Ratings are in the Mid 2% Range But Gains Traction as a Quality Offering with a Cult Following

Ratings are important for recouping production investment and ensuring more K-dramas are made, but sometimes there are gems that don’t get the broader reception but linger as an asset to the genre. Such is the trajectory of jTBC Sat-Sun drama … Continue reading

jTBC Finalizes Casting for My Ahjusshi Screenwriter’s Next Drama My Liberation Diary with Lee Min Ki, Kim Ji Won, Lee El, and Son Seok Gu

I love seeing an award winning screenwriter take the time before churning out another work. Deep and meaningful writing is hard to produce commercially and I like that My Ahjusshi and Another Oh Hae Young screenwriter Park Hae Young has … Continue reading

Jo Jung Seok, Jung Kyung Ho, and Yoo Yeon Seok Lead the Next Release of the K-actor 200 List

The K-actor 200 list feels really timely, it was likely spurred on by the worldwide success of Parasite last year and of course this year veteran actress Youn Yuh Jung added to the K-ent recognition with her Best Actress Oscar … Continue reading

tvN Drama When the Devil Calls Your Name Finalizes Cast of Jung Kyung Ho, Park Sung Woong, Lee Seol, and Lee El

Talk of drama reunions are almost always about the leads in a romantic setting but occasionally the bromance reunion pops up in discussion. Charismatic and talented male leads Jung Kyung Ho and Park Sung Woong must have loved working together … Continue reading