It would be surprising to note that JTBC’s drama The World of the Married‘s viewership fell slightly. Nielsen Korea reports that from 24.3%, the show’s ratings went down to 21.087% in line with the show’s continued fame even overseas.
Meanwhile, despite its stellar cast and worldwide release, SBS’s The King: Eternal Monarch fell to a 7.0% share of viewers in the same period. This would be opposite to its popularity among Netflix users even reaching number two on the Philippines‘ daily top ten.
The World of the Married is a Korean adaptation of BBC One’s 2015 drama Doctor Foster which tells about a revered medical doctor trying to investigate his husband’s probable unfaithfulness which results in unraveling of mysteries. It is being shown on the late-night time slot because of its mature themes deemed unsuitable for viewers 18 years old and below.
It is pitted against The King which has sci-fi and political themes about a parallel world where a kingdom, in lieu of a republic, exists in ruling Korea. It also gained numerous issues including showing Japanese-like buildings and portraying the Japanese fleet using stock photos of the Korean army.