Beauty and Mr. Romantic Ep 2 ratings climb – K-drama #1 most-watched show on TV on Sunday

Beauty and Mr. Romantic #1 most-watched show on Saturday and Sunday

The new KBS2 weekend drama Beauty and Mr. Romantic kicked off on Saturday night to excellent ratings, and to a #1 spot as the most-watched show on TV in South Korea for all of Saturday.

Comments all over social media and via forums, both in South Korea and internationally, were also overwhelmingly positive about the K-drama so far.

As you might expect then, Beauty and Mr. Romantic, Episode 2 premiered last night to even higher ratings, and to still being the #1 most-watched show of any kind on Korean TV for all of Sunday.

The nationwide rating for the Korean drama via Nielsen Korea was 17.2 percent, which is a very nice increase from Episode 1’s already high rating of 15.3 percent.

Meanwhile, the show’s Seoul rating also saw a nice jump, climbing from 14.1 percent for its first episode to 16.0 percent for its second.

Beauty and Mr. Romantic‘s ratings are still slightly lower than its predecessor Live Your Own Life were for its second episode (18.4 percent and 16.7 percent) but, with 48 episodes still to air, there is plenty of time for the Im Soo Hyang and Ji Hyun Woo-led drama to catch up, or even surpass it.

Where to watch Beauty and Mr. Romantic outside South Korea

The Korean weekend drama airs on KBS2 in South Korea every Saturday and Sunday at 19:55 (KST).

Viki is streaming the new Korean weekend drama for its international subscribers, although each new episode is usually released several hours after it airs in South Korea due to the need for it to be translated.

It is currently available with English, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Ukranian sub-titles.


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