Love Song for Illusion Ep 16 ends K-drama with a ratings rise

Photo courtesy KBS2

The South Korean drama Love Song for Illusion, Episode 16 aired last night to a jump in the ratings for the series finale.

Nielsen Korea shows Love Song for Illusion, Episode 16 garnered 2.3 percent of the nationwide audience on Tuesday night, which is a small jump from its previous episode‘s 2.1 percent on Monday.

That gave the Korean drama an average of a 2.2 percent rating per episode for its entire 16-episode run.

Not a particularly high rating, but not one of the lowest, as KBS2 drama Imitation with its average rating of 0.88 percent per episode fared much worse.

Park Ji Hoon the highlight of Love Song for Illusion

Love Song for Illusion stars Park Ji Hoon, Hong Ye Ji, Hwang Hee, and Ji Woo.

The Korean drama premiered on January 2nd with a solid rating that quickly dropped episode by episode.

From comments on various online forums (Reddit, Viki, My Drama List etc), it appears the majority of viewers who watched the K-drama to completion, and somewhat enjoyed it, only did so as they were fans of Park Ji Hoon.

Or because they enjoyed the actor’s excellent performance. (Excellent, especially considering the extremely poor script he was handed, and managed to make watchable).

Park Ji Hoon fan or not, you can now watch all 16 episodes of Love Song for Illusion on Viki.

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