‘Strongest Deliveryman’ breaks through 7 % in viewer ratings

KBS’s Strongest Deliveryman achieved its highest television rating to date Saturday night, breaking through the 7 % rating mark and becoming a sleeper hit series on Fridays and Saturdays. According to Nielsen Korea*, the eighth episode of the drama posted 7.2 % in nationwide viewership ratings, a number higher than the previous episode rating by 1.0 percentage point.

Data representing the households in Seoul area also show that the drama recorded its highest rating to date, at 7.6 %. This is 1.1 percentage point higher than what the previous episode managed to obtain. Similarly, data from TNMS show that the series surpassed its previous records, achieving 6.6 % and 6.2 % in nationwide and Seoul ratings, respectively. These numbers suggest that more and more viewers have been following the drama recently, which is a good development given that it premiered three weeks ago with a modest rating of 3.5 % and The Best Hit, its predecessor, barely hit 5 % in ratings.

Strongest Deliveryman Ratings Episode 1-8

Meanwhile, Age of Youth 2, the new drama over at cable channel JTBC which airs at the same time slot as Strongest Deliveryman, saw a 0.18 percentage point-increase in rating for its second episode last night to end its first week at 2.41 %. In contrast, the audience shares of tvN’s Live Up To Your Name and OCN’s Save Me fell down to 4.35 % and 2.25 %, respectively, after posting their highest ratings last week. The time-slip medical drama from tvN and the cult thriller from OCN air every Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm and 10:20 pm KST, respectively.

Strongest Deliveryman, the second Friday-Saturday drama on KBS this year, tells the story of ordinary restaurant delivery workers as they live their daily lives and confront challenges arising from their jobs. Leading the cast of the series are Chae Soo-bin and Go Kyung-pyo, who is playing his first leading role in a television series after portraying second lead characters in various dramas such as Chicago Typewriter, Jealousy Incarnate, and Reply 1988.

*Note: Unless otherwise stated, all rating values used in this article are nationwide audience shares from Nielsen Korea.


Me? Just an ordinary lad with an extraordinary (says this something called 'stereotype') habit of watching Korean dramas. It started with action-filled City Hunter and the rest, as they say, is history.

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