tvN’s hit romantic-comedy historical drama Mr. Queen closed with an impressive 17.4 (17.371) percent nationwide rating. According to Nielsen Korea, this translates to approximately 4.75 million viewers.
Mr. Queen’s last episode, which aired on February 14, landed the series its personal best record and the fifth place among the highest ratings of tvN dramas. Mr. Queen’s 17.4 percent has joined Crash Landing on You’s (2019–2020) 21.683 percent, Reply 1988’s (2015–2016) 18.803 percent, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God’s (2016–2017) 18.680 percent, and Mr. Sunshine’s (2018) 18.129 percent, all of which were recorded during the series finale.
Mr. Queen refers to Kim So-yong (Shin Hye-sun, Angel’s Last Mission: Love), Joseon era’s queen who mysteriously gets possessed by the soul of Jang Bong-hwan (Choi Jin-hyuk, Zombie Detective), a Blue House chef, after an accident. With the spirit of a modern-day man trapped in her body, So-yong transforms into an unusual queen and turns the palace upside down, affecting her husband King Cheoljong (Kim Jung-hyun, Crash Landing on You), the kingdom, and Korea’s history. The 20-episode Saturday-Sunday cable drama was directed by Yoon Sung-sik of Babel (2019) and written by Choi Ah-il and Doctor Prisoner’s (2019) Park Gye-ok.
Meanwhile, KBS2’s family drama Homemade Love Story scored 31.0 and 32.8 percent for its two parts. TV Chosun’s current highest-rated drama Love (ft. Marriage & Divorce), on the other hand, logged in 8.171 and 9.656 percent for its two-part eight episode, setting a new high record for the series.
You may check out KDramaPal’s latest Mr. Queen episode highlights here.