‘Reply 1988’ sees record ratings
The cable drama series “Reply 1988” has consistently achieved higher ratings each week since its airing. The program’s Saturday episode recorded 16 percent viewership, the highest ever in the show’s history.
It was also the highest among all cable TV shows aired during the same time slot.
Even drama series on major broadcasters like KBS, MBC and SBS have barely earned such high marks in recent years.
The Friday-Saturday show, set in 1988, is the third season of the “Reply” series, which began in 2012.
Unlike its previous seasons, which emphasized romance and relationships, the third season centers on family, which has attracted more viewers in their 30s and 40s.
Because the drama is not a pre-produced show, it will not air episodes on Jan. 1 or 2.
The last episode of the third season will hit the air on Jan. 16, after which the cast and crew are reportedly scheduled to take a celebratory trip to Phuket, Thailand.
“Reply 1988” airs on tvN at 7:40 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
BY SUNG SO-YOUNG