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The second episode of popular TV show “Infinite Challenge” earned 22.2 percent viewership nationwide on Jan. 3, which was the highest for the show in its nine-year history.

The ratings are also meaningful because no reality TV show has achieved such a level of viewership in the past.

Even star-studded TV dramas struggle to earn such ratings with so many available platforms to watch TV shows and dramas.

A special two-part episode entitled “Totoga” brought together singers who were popular in the ’90s and aired a concert at the end of the year.

The first episode aired in the last week of December and the second part hit the airwaves on Jan. 3.

Big names of the ’90s such as Kim Gun-mo, S.E.S. and Jinusean performed.

With the immense popularity of the televised concert, nostalgia has become big business and songs from the ’90s have resurfaced on the major music charts.

Some news outlets reported that there will be a second season of “Totoga” sometime this year, but the production team of “Infinite Challenge” said it’s too early to talk about producing a second season of the concert. “Nothing has been decided,” said a spokesman.

Meanwhile, Park Myung-soo, a comedian and one of the “Infinite Challenge” hosts, said he was impressed by the passion shown by the audience that was invited to the concert during his Sunday radio show.

“During the concert, which ran for some two hours,” he said, “the audience sang along with musicians on each song and many of them burst into tears.”

BY SUNG SO-YOUNG
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