According to AGB Nielson Media Research, a company which logs the viewer ratings for TV shows, jTBC‘s ‘Shinhwa Broadcast‘ has finally captured over 1% of the viewer ratings in South Korea.
‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ is a variety program created by the idol group Shinhwa themselves. There was a lot of anticipation for the shows release, however, the first episode which aired on March 17th, managed to only gather a disappointing viewer rating of 0.336%.
Since then, ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ garnered an average viewer rating of 0.3%-0.8%, but after two months on air, the show has finally exceeded a 1% rating on May 12th.
This week’s episode of ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ amassed a viewer rating of 1.371%, which is a 0.572% increase from the May 5th episode of 0.799%. The hope is that this will mark a continuous upward trend in viewer ratings for the future.
The most recent airing of ’Shinhwa Broadcast’ on May 12th, featured the episode ‘Shin Family Game Center’, a remake of KBS‘s former variety show ‘Family Game Center‘, and starred MCs Park Ji Yoon and Huh Cham, with guest-stars Park Hae Mi, Kang Soo Ji, Kim Wan Sun, Kim Na Young, Kim Jung Min, and Girl’s Day‘s Minah.
Source: Osen via Naver
Translation: allkpopWhat allkpop failed to mention (of course) is that on cable networks a 1% rating is considered "solid" and anything over 1% is really great. For comparison, the cable drama "Vampire Prosecutor was called a "huge hit" and they averaged about 2-3% ratings per episode.
According to Korean fans, jTBC already ordered 30 episodes of "Shinhwa Broadcast" but said they would extend the show even longer if the ratings were good. So the possibility of endless Shinhwa insanity is looking pretty good~