‘Suits’ continues to decline in ratings as ‘Switch’ climbs up

KBS2’s remake of the hit US TV series of the same name, Suits, ranked first in TV ratings since its premiere about two weeks ago. On its second week, data from Nielsen Korea showed that it achieved a 9.7 percent viewership nationwide and an impressive 10.6 percent in the Seoul metropolitan area. Since then, however, the numbers continue to drop from 8.9 in episode 5 to 7.9 in episode 6 which aired last evening.

Ratings Chart of Suits episode 1-6

On the other hand, SBS’s drama Switch: Change the World is catching up in viewership. The series has been trailing behind Suits but it showed a significant improvement on its latest broadcast last night. It recorded 5.9 and 7.2 percent viewership nationwide, just a 0.7 percentage point lower than what Suits managed to get. In Seoul area, however, Switch emerged as the winner as it obtained 6.5 and 8.1 percent viewership, beating Suits‘ 7.7 percent. If this trend continues, Switch may occupy the top spot in the Wed-Thu time slot before it ends its broadcast on May 17.

Meanwhile, MBC’s Hold Me Tight aired its finale last night with 2.8 and 3.8 percent in ratings.  It recorded an average rating of 3.4 percent, making it one of the lowest-rated Korean dramas in the first half of 2018.


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