Uncontrollably Fond ratings have increased as the show approaches its finale. The surge took place after issues involving lead stars Kim Woo Bin and Suzy Bae were resolved.
The KBS romantic drama features Woo Bin as an arrogant celebrity named Shin Joon Young. He falls in love with an independent documentary producer named No Eul, played by Bae. However, the two?s love story is plagued by a lot of misfortunes and issues involving their families? pasts.
According to TNmS Rating, the show?s audience share in Seoul National Capital Area went up to 9.9 percent from 8.1 percent. Its nationwide viewership also increased to 9.6 percent from 7.3 percent.
Nielsen Korea also made their own review. It showed that Uncontrollably Fond?s audience share in Seoul National Capital Area jumped to 10.6 percent from 7.8 percent. Nationwide ratings also increased to 9.9 percent from 7.9 percent.
Currently going on Episode 15, the series last received a double digit rating back in Episode 8.
It is noticeable that the Uncontrollably Fond ratings went up after issues involving its lead characters were addressed.
Earlier this month, Woo Bin addressed the show?s mediocre performance via a message on his fansite. In it, he apologized to fans who might have gotten disappointed with the series. ?As the drama passes the halfway mark, I?m embarrassed,? the Hallyu star admitted in the official statement.
The 27-year-old actor also acknowledged that viewers had high expectations due to the success of another KBS show, Descendants of the Sun. The network promoted Uncontrollably Fond as their follow-up to the hit wartime drama. With their series? low ratings, Woo Bin said that he is worried about not being able to meet expectations.
However, he also clarified later on that he is still thankful for being part of Uncontrollably Fond.
Another issue that made news amid the series? ratings increase involved its lead actress Bae.
The k-drama sweetheart has long been hounded with rumors about her relationship with Korean superstar Lee Min Ho. However, the rumor mill went on overdrive just as Uncontrollably Fond premiered last July. Reports claimed that the two had been cheating on each other with fellow Hallyu celebrities. This somewhat put the 21-year-old actress in a bad light.
Fortunately for Bae, Min Ho finally denied all the rumors. The Boys Over Flowers star clarified that he and his girlfriend are still together, but prefer to keep their relationship in low-profile.
Soon after Min Ho?s statement, Uncontrollably Fond ratings started to pick up.
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