The Escape of the Seven Ep 2 sees even HIGHER ratings than its first episode

Photo courtesy SBS TV

The Escape of the Seven, Episode 2 continues to attract a solid audience

The new SBS drama The Escape of the Seven premiered its second episode last night in South Korea, with the drama seeing an even higher rating than it earned for Episode 1.

Numbers via Nielsen Korea show The Escape of the Seven, Episode 2 earned 6.1 percent of the audience share nationwide, which is a slight increase from the first episode’s rating of 6.0 percent.

In Seoul, the drama saw a much higher increase with Episode 2 garnering 5.9 percent of the audience compared to the first episode’s 5.1 percent.

Those ratings placed the drama in 4th place (nationwide) and in 2nd place (Seoul) on Korean TV for the day.

Watching The Escape of the Seven outside Korea

The SBS revenge drama stars the stellar cast of Um Ki Joon, Hwang Jung Eum, Lee Joon, Lee Yu Bi, Shin Eun Kyung, Yoon Jong Hoon, Jo Yoon Hee, and Jo Jae Yoon.

My Drama List explains the plot of the drama like this:

What does a faceless mobile platform mogul, a drama production company CEO, an ex-gangster, a wannabe idol, an OB-GYN doctor, an entertainment CEO, and a school art teacher have in common?

These 7 individuals were all involved in the heated case of a missing girl.

As they attempt to escape their fate and pursue the truth, they find themselves embroiled in secrets, lies, and desires in this retribution tale.

The Escape of the Seven: War for Survival is currently airing on SBS in Korea every Friday and Saturday at 22:00 (KST).

Both Viki and Kocowa are streaming The Escape of the Seven for international viewers in various regions around the world.

The drama’s next episode will premiere on Friday, 22nd September on SBS, with Viki and Kocowa streaming it soon after.


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.