‘Lies of Lies’ finale achieves all-time highest drama rating for Channel A

Lies of Lies aired its finale Saturday night and set a record for the highest drama viewership rating in the history of cable broadcaster Channel A.

According to Nielsen Korea, the Friday-Saturday series achieved a nationwide rating of 8.203 percent for its 16th and last episode, making it the most-watched cable drama on October 24. Lies of Lies now boasts the highest TV rating ever for Channel A.

nationwide ratings of 2020 Korean drama Lies of Lies

Lies of Lies (also called Lie After Lie) premiered on September 4, 2020, with a 1.169 percent rating. Its average rating now stands at 4.345 percent.

In terms of the number of viewers, Nielsen Korea estimated that 1.78 million viewers nationwide had watched the final episode of Lies of Lies. This record even beat the 1.77 million who tuned in to watch the SBS drama Alice, which also concluded on Saturday.

Starring Lee Yoo-ri (Spring Turns to Spring) and Yeon Jung-hoon (Possessed), Lies of Lies is a suspense melodrama about a woman who is willing to do anything to get back the daughter who got separated from her, even by marrying the man who adopted her child.

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Promotional poster of Channel A drama Lies of Lies featuring Lee Yoo-ri and Yeon Jung-hoon

Meanwhile, tvN’s Start-Up starring Nam Joo-hyuk and Bae Suzy achieved its highest rating to date with the first part (4.789 percent) of its third episode. However, the second part saw a decrease to 4.468 percent.

OCN’s Search, featuring actors Jang Dong-yoon and Krystal Jung, recorded 2.280 percent for its third episode. JTBC’s More Than Friends, headlined by Ong Seung-wu and Shin Ye-eun, concluded the first half of its run with a low rating of 1.1 percent.

Among non-cable prime-time dramas, KBS2’s Homemade Love Story led the ranking with ratings of 21.2 percent and 25.1 percent. The family drama stars Lee Jang-woo and Jin Ki-joo. Meanwhile, Kim Hee-sun and Joo Won’s Alice ended its run with 7.0 percent and 9.1 percent.

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