Vincenzo‘s first episode logged in an impressive 7.7 (7.659) percent nationwide rating. According to Nielsen Korea, this translates to approximately 1.95 million viewers.
The premiere of Vincenzo, tvN’s newest Saturday-Sunday offering, has placed the series in third place among the premiere records of the network’s other weekend dramas. Currently on the top two spots are the historical dramas Mr. Sunshine (2018), which premiered with 8.9 percent, and the recently concluded Mr. Queen (2020–2021), whose first broadcast scored 8 percent.
Song Joong-ki (Arthdal Chronicles) essays the titular character Vincenzo Cassano, a consigliere for the Cassano family. When a betrayal erupts within his organization, he is forced to fly from Italy back to South Korea, only to get involved with a sharp-tongued lawyer (Jeon Yeo-been, Be Melodramatic) and her clumsy yet hardworking intern (Ok Taec-yeon, The Game: Towards Zero). Together, they seek to achieve justice, even in the most unusual ways, fighting those who think they are above the law.
Meanwhile, the second installment of the popular SBS drama Penthouse, premiered on February 19 with 16.7 and 19.1 percent, following it up with a strong 15.1 and 20.4 percent in the next two-part episode. JTBC’s Beyond Evil, which also aired its second episode on February 20, logged in 3.948 percent, a slight dip from the premiere’s 4.451 percent. Rounding out the list is OCN’s Saturday-Sunday drama Times, which opened with 1.6 percent.