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Korean drama ‘The K2’ takes over weekend viewer ratings

Lee Sang-won

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

 /  Mon, September 26, 2016  /  03:24 pm
Korean drama ‘The K2’ takes over weekend viewer ratings

Cable channel tvN’s weekend drama “The K2,” starring Ji Chang-wook and Yoona, managed to fulfill expectations that it would sweep weekend TV viewer ratings. (tvN via The Korea Herald/File)

Cable channel tvN’s weekend drama “The K2,” starring Ji Chang-wook and Yoona, managed to fulfill expectations that it would sweep weekend TV viewer ratings.

According to Nielsen Korea, “The K2” topped weekend viewer ratings with an impressive 3.8 percent on the premiere and 4 percent on the second episode.

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Although the figures were lower than weekday ratings, it managed to score the highest percentile during its time slot and ranked the most viewed program among women between ages 10 and 50.

“The K2”’s first episode gained a flurry of positive reviews, and producing director Kwak Jung-hwan complimented the show’s two starring leads for working incredibly hard and maintaining a high level of performance.

Viewers have also raved about the cast’s acting, especially Yoona, who had faced doubts about her ability due to her status as a pop idol-turned-actress.