Connection Ep 5 earns 4th consecutive ratings rise – as international ratings also high

Photo of Ji Sung in Connection — courtesy SBS

The Korean crime drama Connection, Episode 5 aired on SBS last night to the series’ 4th consecutive ratings rise — nationwide and in Seoul.

According to the latest figures from Nielsen Korea, Connection, Episode 5 earned 8.5 percent of the audience on Friday night, which is a solid increase from the K-drama’s previous rating of 7.9 percent for Episode 4.

It is an even nicer jump from the still strong 5.7 percent rating it earned for its first episode, which premiered on May 24th.

Audiences in Seoul also behaved similarly to those nationwide, with Connection, Episode 5 earning the same 8.5 percent — but this time up from Episode 4’s 8.2 percent in that region.

Meanwhile, the Korean drama is earning a very high 9.0 out of 10 from users of IMDB, and even the eternally-picky folks over at My Drama List are ponying up a solid 8.2 out of 10.

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

It airs on SBS every Friday and Saturday night (will be get a 5th consecutive ratings rise tonight?), with KOCOWA airing it for international K-drama fans.

Watch the preview for tonight’s Episode 6 (only in Korea) below, as Ji Sung learns about the existence of a new drug.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.