“Happiness” Ends On Its Highest Ratings Yet As “Uncle”, “The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won” Kick Off + “The Red Sleeve” Continue To Top Its Time Slot

tvN’s “Happiness” went out on a high note!

On December 11, the popular apocalyptic thriller starring Park Hyung Sik and Han Hyo Joo ended on the highest viewership ratings of its entire run. According to Nielsen Korea, the series finale of “Happiness” scored an average nationwide rating of 4.2 percent, marking a new personal record for the show.

Not only did “Happiness” take first place in its time slot across all cable channels, but it also took first place across all channels—including public broadcast networks—among the key demographic of viewers ages 20 to 49, with whom it scored a nationwide average of 2.6 percent.

Meanwhile, MBC’s “The Red Sleeve” continued its impressive streak at the top of its own time slot, earning a nationwide average of 10.2 percent for its latest episode.

SBS’s “Now We Are Breaking Up” also remained relatively stable with an average nationwide rating of 6.8 percent for the night.

With just one episode left in its run, tvN’s “Jirisan” heads into its series finale at first place in its time slot across all cable channels. The mystery thriller starring Jun Ji Hyun and Joo Ji Hoon scored an average nationwide rating of 7.6 percent for its penultimate episode. “Jirisan” also took first place in its time slot across all channels (including public broadcast networks) among viewers ages 20 to 49, with whom it earned a nationwide average of 3.6 percent.

Additionally, two new dramas premiered to promising starts last night: TV Chosun’s new remake of BBC’s hit series “Uncle” kicked off with an average nationwide rating of 2.4 percent, while KBS’s new historical drama “The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won” started strong with an average nationwide rating of 8.7 percent.

JTBC’s “Inspector Koo” dipped to an average nationwide rating of 1.5 percent for its latest episode, while OCN’s “Chimera” fell to a nationwide average of 1.2 percent.

Finally, KBS 2TV’s “Young Lady and Gentleman” maintained its position as the most-watched program to air on any channel on Saturday with an average nationwide rating of 29.5 percent.

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