|The KBS2 TV Monday-Tuesday drama, “Formidable Rivals,” ended on June 3rd, with the final episode ratings unable to break through 10%.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the last episode of “Formidable Rivals” did, however, receive the highest rating (9.4%) of its broadcasts. The drama started airing on April 14th and its average TV ratings were calculated at 7.7%.
Starring Chae Rim, Lee Jong-hyuk and Lee Jin-wook, “Formidable Rivals” was a TV drama about the lives of Secret Service agents who worked at the Blue House. Though the plot was unique, it was overshadowed by the popularity of the MBC period piece, “Yisan, Wind of the Palace.”
On June 3rd, the TV ratings of “Yisan” were 28.9% and the ratings of the SBS drama “Tokyo Sun Shower” were recorded at 4.2%.
The production filling the “Formidable Rivals” spot will be the martial arts period drama, “Chil-wu, the Mighty,” starring Eric and Ku Hye-sun. Its first broadcast will be on June 9th.