‘What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim’ breaks through 8 percent in TV ratings

What an impressive record to mark the end of the drama’s first half-broadcast! Data from Nielsen Korea show that tvN romantic comedy series What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim surpassed 8 percent in TV viewership ratings on its latest episode, showing no sign of slowing down in wooing viewers halfway through its 16-episode run.

The drama’s 8th episode obtained a nationwide audience share of 8.120 percent, making the series the second drama so far in 2018 to break through the whopping 8 percent-mark which signifies a very successful broadcast as far as cable TV ratings are concerned. This figure is higher than the previous episode rating of 7.281 percent and is now the second-highest rating of any cable drama in 2018, following Misty’s 8.452 percent.

What's Wrong With Secretary Kim Ratings Episodes 1-8

In terms of viewership in Seoul area, the 8th episode pulled in an even higher number, at 9.316 percent. This is higher than the previous episode rating (8.201 %) by 1.115 percentage points. In addition, this figure is now the highest rating of any cable drama in 2018 as far as Seoul viewership is concerned.

Looking at the fact that the drama has still eight more episodes to air, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim may become the first cable series this year to achieve double-digit viewership. If the statistical trend in its ratings continues at the same rate, it can surpass 10 percent on its 12th or 13th episode.

What’s Wrong With A Secretary Kim tells the story of a narcissistic Vice President of a large company (played by Park Seo-joon) and his competent secretary (Park Min-young) who suddenly wants to quit her job after working for him for nine years. It airs every Wednesday and Thursday on cable channel tvN.


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