[K-POP/K-DRAMA] The President : Scores High Ratings On It’s 3rd Week


SBS ‘drama “The President” has topped the Wednesday and Thursday primetime lineup, bringing in strong ratings for the third consecutive week while Playful Kiss bows down on its final episode with a 5% mark.

According to figures released by TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) on Friday, “The President,” into its sixth episode, earned viewership ratings of 24.7 percent on October 20 while the figure rose by another 1.3 percent last night, showing an average increase of 2.2 percent compared to the previous week.

Data reported by AGB Nielsen Media Research showed high ratings as well with the drama posting ratings of 27.4 percent on Wednesday and 28.3 percent on Thursday, indicating that the new series is headed toward breaching the 30 percent mark.

“The President” is about Seo Hae-rim (Ko Hyun-jung) who enters the world of politics by proposal of Kang Tae-san (Cha In-pyo). Seo sets her sights on the position of president with the help of her long-time friend Ha Doya (Kwon Sang-woo).

This week’s episode focused on how Seo Hae-rim won the by-election even though she was in a crisis after her competitor spread rumors about Seo’s relationship with Ha Doya.

Meanwhile, KBS ‘action comedy “Fugitive: Plan B” held onto the No. 2 spot on both TV charts recording ratings in the ten to eleven percent range.

MBC’s “Naughty Kiss,” starring Kim Hyun-joong and Jung So-min, ended its two-month run with ratings in the five percent mark on TNmS and AGB’s polls.

New series tentatively titled “Home Sweet Home,” starring Kim Hye-soo and Hwang Cine, will air next week.

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