The Matchmakers E5 earns LOWEST RATING of series – international viewers also lower ratings

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The Korean romantic comedy drama The Matchmakers (aka 혼례대첩) aired its latest episode on Monday night to its lowest rating ever.

According to Nielsen Korea, The Matchmakers, Episode 5 earned 3.5 percent of the audience share nationwide, which is a drop from Episode 4’s rating of 3.9 percent.

In Seoul, The Matchmakers, Episode 5 also grabbed 3.5 percent of the audience, which is a small drop from its previous episode’s 3.7 percent.

Considering the Rowoon-led drama started out with a 4.5 percent rating nationwide and a 4.2 percent in Seoul for its first episode, last night’s episode did not experience huge drops but they are worrying drops.

Both ratings also placed the historical K-drama in 18th and 16th places on Korean TV in their respective regions for the day.

International viewers and The Matchmakers

Ratings for The Matchmakers have also dropped when it comes to international viewers.

On My Drama List, for instance, where the drama started out with an 8.1 out of 10, it is now earning a lower 7.9.

On Viki, where the drama is streaming outside South Korea, the romantic comedy is still being rated at around the same with only a tiny drop from its original 9.4 out of 10 to today’s 9.3 rating.

Those drops are pretty normal, as many viewers start out rating high and then drop their ratings as they decide the drama isn’t quite what they expected.

On IMDB, however, the K-drama has seen a pretty strong drop, starting out with an 8.5 out of 10 after Episode 2 aired to today’s 7.4 rating.

Personally, while The Matchmakers would not be in my Top 10 Korean dramas of 2023, at least after the first five episodes, it is still a heckuva fun watch, and I will be sticking with this one to the end.

The Matchmakers stars Rowoon and Cho Yi Hyun and airs on KBS2 airs every Monday and Tuesday at 21:45 (KST).

Let’s see how tonight’s episode does in the ratings then, eh?

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.