Connection Ep 13 earns 2nd highest rating – most successful SBS drama of 2024 so far

Photo of Ji Sung starring in Connection courtesy SBS

The penultimate episode of the Korean drama Connection aired last night to the second highest rating of its 13-episode run, while continuing to be the most successful SBS drama of 2024 so far.

Nielsen Korea is reporting Connection, Episode 13 earned 11.0 percent of the nationwide audience share on Friday night, which is only 0.10 percent lower than it’s all-time high rating of 11.10 percent for Episode 10.

In Seoul, the crime drama earned 11.7 percent, which is .50 percent higher than the K-drama’s previous episode, and it’s highest rating to date in that region.

Those ratings placed the Korean drama in 2nd place nationwide for any show on Friday, and in 1st place in Seoul.

The final episode of Connection will air tonight on SBS TV in South Korea at 22:00 (KST), with KOCOWA streaming it for its international subscribers.

It is the fourth SBS drama this year — following on from My Demon, Flex X Cop and The Escape of the Seven:Resurrection in the same time slot — and is the network’s highest rated of 2024.

Connection stars Ji Sung, Jeon Mi Do, Kwon Yul, and Kim Kyung Nam.

The Korean psychological crime drama began airing on Friday, May 24th, 2024, and will end its 14-episode run tonight.

About Michelle Topham

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