The Midnight Romance in Hagwon Ep 16 has record ratings – ends series with a bang

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As someone who has loved every episode of the Korean drama The Midnight Romance in Hagwon since it began airing on May 11th, I am absolutely ecstatic to see its final episode earning record ratings last night when it aired on tvN in South Korea.

According to the latest data from Nielsen Korea, The Midnight Romance in Hagwon, Episode 16 saw a massive jump in its ratings on Sunday night, as it shot from Saturday night’s audience share of 3.94 percent to Sunday night’s 6.59 percent nationwide.

The jump was even higher from audiences in Seoul, where the romance drama moved from Saturday’s 4.47 percent to Sunday’s 7.44 percent.

Both the nationwide and the Seoul ratings were new all-time highs for the tvN drama. Yay!

Those ratings also gave the Korean drama a solid 4.40 percent average rating per episode nationwide, and a higher 5.32 percent average in Seoul.

International ratings for The Midnight Romance in Hagwon

Outside South Korea, The Midnight Romance in Hagwon has been performing extremely well on Viki where it is streaming with subtitles in 17 languages.

After the final episode aired last night, the K-drama is still earning a very high 9.2 out of 10 on the platform, with most comments about the series being overwhelmingly positive.

Users of both My Drama List and IMDB, however, have been rating the romance drama much lower, with MDL users rating it a low 7.8 out of 10, and IMDB users rating it an even lower 7.5 out of 10.

The Midnight Romance in Hagwon is written by Park Kyung Hwa, directed by Ahn Pan Seok (One Spring Night). It stars Jung Ryeo Won and Wi Ha Joon.

You can watch all 16 episodes now via Viki.

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.