Friday, January 09, 2009

Teens Boost "Boys over Flowers" Ratings



The new KBS 2TV drama series airing on Monday and Tuesday entitled "Boys over Flowers" (screenplay Yoon Ji-ryeon, producer Jeon Gi-sang) is off to a good start, stealing the hearts of teenage girls.

Ratings pollster TNS Media Korea says the drama's first installment that aired Monday scored 14.3% in viewer ratings while AGB Nielsen Media Research estimated the figure at 13.7%.

The previous drama aired at this hour, "The World They Live In" starring top stars Hyeon Bin and Song Hye-gyo, posted 7.7% in its first show and an overall dismal average of 6.1%.

By gender and age group, teenage girls were the most avid viewers of "Boys over Flowers" with 19% ratings, believed to be attributable to the cast of handsome young male actors including Kim Hyeon-jung, the heartthrob of the boy band SS501. The comic-based storyline is also engaging.

After the first show, some pointed out the awkward acting of a few of the actors and some exaggeration in the story, but most viewers said the drama was better than what they expected. Some 4000 postings were up on the drama's Web site by Tuesday morning, many comparing the Korean version to the original comic.

The drama "East of Eden," airing in the same time slot on MBC, posted 27.3% ratings and the SBS wine drama "Terroir" which once surpassed 10% ratings slid to 7.6%.

Another drama on KBS 1TV, "Youth Admiration" based on the same-titled literary novel, recorded viewer ratings of 10.8%.

source: KBS Global
http://english.kbs.co.kr/entertainment/news/1564348_28572.html

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17 comments:

Improvedliving said...

well thanks for sharing these ratings.

Anonymous said...

this show so far is great

Anonymous said...

hope she picks the tall guy for her boy friend he seems so nice cant write korean . not jino

Anonymous said...

Jihu can be her bestfriend only but the tall handsome guy should end up with her...love the drama...am obsessed..good directorship...by the way is the tall guy a Korean?

Anonymous said...

Jandi you are so pretty and sweet.you act real innocent and I hope you are like this when u are not acting....who knows Gu J might fall in love with u or has he?

Anonymous said...

Jandi you have got your soul mate with jumpo don't let him get away . so far things are going great love this show so far best I have seen in long time. thanks to your writer.

Anonymous said...

jumpo you are letting her get away. can't belive that get some back bone over your mom. you two look so cute together.hope next chapter is better.

Anonymous said...

when will dvds come out on this show want to order some if it comes out good for the tall guy and jandi. getting kind of worried about the ending. just once a show with happy ending . please Mr writer you will be the first. since I have been watching the korean dramas

Anonymous said...

please let the two Jumpo and jandi end up together they were meant for each other . sure hope so

Anonymous said...

please let the two Jumpo and jandi end up together they were meant for each other . sure hope so

diamond said...

The only Korean tv show that I eagerly await each episode. It is much better than the Japanese and Taiwanese versions, much much better. Even if I just rely on the english subtitle, I absolutely enjoy everytime. The whole cast are great, most esp. Jandi, Junpyo and Jiho. I wish there'll be a happy ending for Jandi & Junpyo. They are absolutely perfect for each other.

Anonymous said...

Please let Jum po and Jandi end up together they were made for each other not to happy with chapter 13 think he gave up with her . her heart is broken I shed tears wih her. had hoped for for show. bout to give up on it.

Anonymous said...

i love this show. it is now over but i watch it on you yube. hope they come out with a part 2. it would be nice to see a wedding, a family, and the other 2 boys(ji hoo and woo bin) to find someone.

Anonymous said...

this is the first korean show I ever watched and I loved it to death. loved jihoo, junpyo, yi jung and jan di. the best show ever.watch it and you''ll fall in love.

Anonymous said...

i'm the boys over flowers' no. 1 fan 4ever!!! till' death

Anonymous said...

Absolute loved this drama, jandi h think is a very strong girl and i think she picked the right guy. Just wish i could hve seen the wedding!-spoiler:)

geeze said...

waooo, this is Korean Drama I've ever watched. I can't count how many time I watch this drama and never bored. Good job KBS you got 1 viewer from Indonesia.