‘The World of the Married’ becomes 3rd Korean drama to exceed 20% mark in cable TV ratings

The World of the Married officially exceeded on Saturday the 20 percent mark in TV ratings, becoming the third Korean drama to do so in cable TV.

According to Nielsen Korea, The World of the Married achieved a nationwide rating of 20.061 percent in its latest and eighth episode on Saturday night. With this remarkable success, it has joined the ranks of hit dramas SKY Castle and Crash Landing on You which climbed past the 20 percent mark.

The World of the Married ratings

Now the highest-rated cable Korean drama off all time in terms of average ratings, The World of the Married was able to make the achievement halfway through its 16-episode run.

SKY Castle was the first cable series to hit 20%, having obtained 22.3% in its 18th episode in January 2019. It was followed by Crash Landing on You, which recorded 21.7% in February 2020 for its final episode. The two dramas boast of the two highest single-episode ratings of all time. But with eight more episodes to go before its finale, The World of the Married is expected to unseat the two dramas from the top spot in the ranking very soon.

Starring Kim Hee-ae and Park Hae-joon, The World of the Married follows the painful life of a successful doctor after she finds out that her husband is cheating on her. It is based on the British TV series Doctor Foster.

The World of the Married Poster
The World of the Married poster featuring Kim Hee-ae and Park Hae-joon.

Meanwhile, SBS’s new fantasy romance drama The King: Eternal Monarch obtained 8.4 percent and 11.6 percent for its third and fourth episodes, ending its premiere week with impressive ratings. The series stars Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun as a King and a detective, respectively.

Click here to see the ratings of all the dramas that aired on April 18, including Kim Tae-hee’s Hi Bye, Mama!.

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