The W Korean drama has officially topped the ratings game, overtaking SBS? Doctors and KBS? Uncontrollably Fond.
The ranking is based on Nielsen Korea?s Content Power Index (CPI). Data showed the W Korean drama ratings at 273.3 points on its first week. Doctors ranked as a close runner-up with 266.4 points, followed by Uncontrollably Fond at 242.4 points.
Both airing every Wednesday and Thursday on the exact same time slot, W and Uncontrollably Fond have constantly been pitted against each other. ?The rivalry could possibly escalate now since on top of the CPI standing, viewership percentage data from Nielsen Korea also detailed that 12.9 percent of TV viewers choose W.
Meanwhile, Uncontrollably Fond only currently receives 8.6 percent viewership during the said primetime slot. Those who have seen the show during its initially successful first week admitted that they eventually switched to W because there is really nothing new with the plot of the Suzy Bae ? Kim Woo Bin starrer. It is a love story of an independent documentary producer named No Eul [Suzy] and a rich but arrogant celebrity named Shin Joon Young [Kim].
A month ago, the k-drama battle was initially just between Uncontrollably Fond and SBS? Doctors. The hospital-based series stars Park Shin Hye as a rebel-turned-aspiring-doctor Yoo Hye Jeong and Kim Rae Won as her mentor and love interest Hong Ji Hong. The show gathered impressive ratings since it premiered in June that many predicted it could possibly overtake the success of the globally popular Descendants of the Sun. ?
All these changed when the W Korean drama was released late July. The show?s unique, webtoon-based fantasy romantic drama stars Han Hyo Joo as Oh Yeon-Joo, a problematic female surgeon in her 30s who teleports between reality and an alternate dimension.
The fantasy world is called ?W? and was created by her cartoonist father. This is where the female lead meets and falls in love with an Olympic gold medalist and media mogul named Kang Chul, played by Lee Jong-Suk.
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