You From Another Star and Misaeng Top CPI Rankings for Most Influential K-drama of 2014

Television boxtop ratings are still important but less so now that online streaming of television shows, not to mention the ease of DVR recording and other alternate forms of consumption. The changing landscape means the unlikelihood of K-dramas garnering 50% ratings ever again, and honestly most are now averaging in the low teens to high single digits during its run. But the proliferation of social networking means shows may have greater, or just alternate forms, of impact.

CJ E&M partnered with AGB Nielsen in Korea to assess the CPI (Content Power Index) of all the 2014 K-dramas and the top two most influential dramas were alien-actress love story You From Another Star on SBS followed by tvN‘s realistic office drama Misaeng. The CPI number calculates viewer response to a show to determine influence based on: topic of interest (how many news articles), audience response (search rankings), SNS involvement, and the like. I actually agree with the full list for the year and CPI remains the intangible yet powerful other gauge for a show’s success. Continue reading

K-networks Preempt Both Nights of Wed-Thurs Drama Episodes for Continued Ferry Sinking Coverage

In the wake of South Korea’s worst disaster in decades after Wednesday morning’s capsize and sinking of a Jeju-bound ferry carrying nearly 500 passengers, all major broadcast networks canceled dramas and variety shows scheduled for that night. Due to the … Continue reading

A Look At the Upcoming K-dramas for the First Half of 2014

It might be too early yet to look deep into 2014 for what’s coming on the K-drama horizon though the networks have indeed plotted out their entire year more or less. So far the leaks and rumors have only gone … Continue reading

K-dramas On Deck as Full Sun, Three Days, and Wonderful Season Hold Script Reading

Here comes the late-Winter 2014 K-dramas! I feel like this year is already off to the races while I’m still scrambling to get out of bed and fumbling for my slippers. The most high profile K-drama is the thriller Three … Continue reading