‘The World of the Married’ Smashes Ratings Record of ‘Sky Castle’

The World of the Married (aka “A World of Married Couple”) registered another peak rating of 24.33% on Saturday, May 2, making it the highest-rated Korean drama in the country’s cable TV history!

According to Nielsen Korea, the 12th episode of “The World of the Married” garnered a nationwide rating of 24.33% beating the 23.77% record registered by the finale of “Sky Castle” last February 1, 2019. In Seoul, it got a rating of 26.74% Last April 18, the JTBC drama already captured the no. 1 spot when it comes to average ratings (episode 1 to present) when it hit 15% Furthermore, it premiered with 6.26%, the highest pilot rating by any JTBC program. It’s also the first-ever JTBC series to score a double-digit rating on the second episode by hitting 10% Take note that “Sky Castle” was also from the same network.

The hit K-drama also captured more than 55% of Viu’ers in Asia. With 4 episodes left and being the current “talk-of-the-town,” this show could still break its own peak and average record. The next episode airs on May 8 in South Korea and streams on Viu for other Asian countries including the Philippines 8 hours after the original broadcast.

Here’s the updated list of highest-rated Korean dramas in cable television of all time:

Rank Show Network Peak Rating
1st The World of the Married JTBC 24.33%
2nd Sky Castle JTBC 23.78%
3rd Crash Landing on You tvN 21.68%
4th Reply 1988 tvN 18.80%
5th Goblin tvN 18.68%
6th Mr. Sunshine tvN 18.13%
7th Itaewon Class JTBC 16.55%
8th 100 Days My Prince tvN 14.41%
9th Signal tvN 12.54%
10th Hospital Playlist tvN 12.08%
11th The Lady in Dignity JTBC 12.07%
12th Hotel del Luna tvN 12.00%

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