The Good Bad Mother, Ep 8 ratings INCREASE to highest yet – 5th MOST-WATCHED series on Netflix

JTBC’s latest drama The Good Bad Mother has turned out to be one of the big hits of the current K-drama season, with The Good Bad Mother, Episode 8 airing last night to even higher ratings than its previous episode.

According to Nielsen Korea, The Good Bad Mother, Episode 8 earned 8.44 percent of the audience share nationwide, giving the South Korean drama its highest ratings yet.

In Seoul, the slice-of-life family drama fared even better taking a 9.52 percent of the audience in its time slot.

Those numbers mean the audience for The Good Bad Mother, Episode 8 were an almost 1 percent higher audience grab nationwide, with a 1.4 percent increase in Seoul.

Both numbers also placed the drama firmly at #1 in its time slot in both regions.


The Good Bad Mother on Netflix

Outside South Korea, The Good Bad Mother is streaming via Netflix in most regions of the world.

With that streaming platform’s latest numbers — for the period May 8th through May 14th, 2023 — Netflix reported The Good Bad Mother was the fifth most-watched Non-English TV series on its platform worldwide.

That was due to international audiences watching a total of 12,210,000 hours of the drama during that time period.

With The Good Bad Mother, Episode 8 airing on Netflix last night, that #5 spot could quite quickly improve even more.

The Good Bad Mother stars Ra Mi Ran as single mother Jin Young Soon, Lee Do Hyun as Choi Kang Ho, Young Soon’s son and a successful prosecutor until an accident leaves him with the personality and the memories of a small child, and Ahn Eun Jin, Kang Ho’s former girlfriend.

The family drama airs on JTBC every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:30 (KST), with Netflix streaming new episodes soon after they premiere in Korea.

The drama’s next episode will air on Wednesday, May 24th.

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