9:06 am - 02/02/2018

Yoo Seung Ho Shares His Honest Thoughts On Low Viewership Ratings For “I Am Not A Robot”

Yoo Seung Ho recently sat down for an interview, where he discussed “I Am Not a Robot” and its low viewership ratings.

During the interview, Yoo Seung Ho talked about how he felt after he first saw the viewership ratings. He shared, “To be honest, after I saw the ratings for our first episode, I couldn’t look at the director in the eyes at the filming set the next day. You can’t blame the actor completely, but in a way, the actor is at fault as well. I couldn’t look at Chae Soo Bin‘s face either.

“However, I thought that I had to ease that atmosphere somehow. So I playfully said, ‘What are we going to do about the viewership ratings?’ first, and tried to ease the atmosphere by laughing. Thankfully, I heard the drama was popular overseas during the middle of airing, and it became a big source of strength. We joked amongst ourselves, ‘A three percent viewership rating really means viewers with the top three percent taste.'

Yoo Seung Ho candidly stated, “I do think the viewership ratings were a bit disappointing as well. However, if you remove the ratings, the actors were good, the director’s producing style was good, and everything was perfect and good.”

The actor remarked, “A lot of people seemed unsure if I would do an interview because the drama didn’t do that well. I probably wouldn’t have if I looked only at the drama’s ratings. However, I’m happy with just the fact that I filmed this drama, and I wanted to brag about the drama.

He added, “We concluded that the fact that there was no prior Wednesday-Thursday drama due to the MBC strike was a large factor. The drama also may have seemed hard to approach because it included ‘robot’ in the title. Of course there are disappointing aspects, but I don’t want to evaluate this drama with the number [from the ratings] alone.”

Yoo Seung Ho continued on to reveal, “Of all the productions I’ve filmed so far, [I Am Not a Robot] was the happiest set for me. I think it may remain the happiest production even in the future.”

He added with a laugh, “I didn’t know I would come to like this drama so much. It was fun while I was filming, and I still like it so much even after it’s over. It’s strange. There are usually a lot of cases where you grow more affection for a drama because it achieves high viewership ratings and good results. ‘I Am Not a Robot’ had low viewership ratings, but why do I like it so much?”

Catch Yoo Seung Ho in “I Am Not a Robot” below, if you haven’t already!

People don't know what's good

source: soompi, star news, osen, en.seoul
amyho 2nd-Feb-2018 01:12 pm (UTC)

I like his way of thinking. I LOVED the drama so I’m glad he’s proud of it. It has so much heart that it made my heart full whenever I watched it. I want more of it!

benihime99 2nd-Feb-2018 01:13 pm (UTC)
He has a very healthy approach, it's so charming and refreshing
miwa201 2nd-Feb-2018 02:19 pm (UTC)
i've heard a lot of good things about this drama, maybe i should start watching it. the last drama i watched was weightlifting fairy lmao
shinigami_02 2nd-Feb-2018 06:08 pm (UTC)
I actually loved this drama. The plot was silly but the way it was executed was great. Glad he's not taking it too hard.
keytfelt 2nd-Feb-2018 07:33 pm (UTC)
That was a great photoshoot for him, he looks so good.

I really liked reading this interview. I's such a bummer that the ratings stayed stagnant and bad the whole time, but I'm glad he's okay with that. I'm glad they knew it was popular overseas, everyone I knew who watched it loved it. It really was a concept that seems totally weird but the actors pulled it off so well and had such amazing chemistry. It was fun to watch them in the bts vids. Min Kyu and Ji Ah are near the top of my favorite drama couples list.

More romcom roles for Yoo Seung Ho please!
sra_interesante 2nd-Feb-2018 07:46 pm (UTC)
that's how much he loves his job ... i think this is the rigth (and probably one of the best) mindset for anyone who works in entertaiment industry 👍👍👍👍
lechuza_yoya 2nd-Feb-2018 10:22 pm (UTC)
‘A three percent viewership rating really means viewers with the top three percent taste.'”

this makes me very happy!
___varying 2nd-Feb-2018 11:54 pm (UTC)
I read his last sentence in a Kim Min Kyu tone lol. xD

He ought to be proud! I don't really understand the low ratings - adored this drama and squealed about it to a few people who adored it too.
tsuyoi_hikari 3rd-Feb-2018 12:12 am (UTC)
I have yet to watch it (I know, I'm a bad fan :P) so I will be watching it soon after I finish rewatching Go Back Couple with my sister. I hope it is as funny and as charming as GBC with great OSTs along the way.

I love the fact that he is still enjoying the drama so much despite the ratings. Now I can watching knowing that he has the happiest time acting in this one. :D
reader17 3rd-Feb-2018 12:45 am (UTC)
I loved it, I thought it was cute and the actors and actress did a really good job with their characters. I am sad it is over! I like the way he is thinking about the ratings, and I hope in the future he continues to be able to think of it as an enjoyable experience.
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