The Real Has Come Ep 15 audience FALLS but still MOST-WATCHED show of the week

Despite ratings fall, The Real Has Come, Ep. 15 still drawing in a solid audience

The ongoing Korean family drama The Real Has Come, Episode 15 aired on Saturday night with ratings that fell quite substantially compared to the drama’s previous episode.

But, even with that ratings drop, The Real Has Come, Episode 15 still ended up as the most-watched show of the week in South Korea.

For any type of show — drama or otherwise.

The ratings for The Real Has Come, Episode 15, via Nielsen Korea earlier today, came in for last night’s show at 17.6 percent nationwide, with an even lower 15.7 percent in Seoul.

Those ratings were 2.8 percent lower than the drama’s previous episode nationwide, with an even larger fall of 3.0 percent in Seoul.

Whether that means the Korean drama is losing its appeal with South Korean audiences, however, remains to be seen.

Especially as there are still 35 more episodes to air, and The Real Has Come ratings fall was on a Saturday evening and Saturdays tend to be the evening of the week ratings fall the most for dramas across the board.

The next episode of the Ahn Jae Hyun-led drama will air later on tonight in South Korea and my guess is, when you consider the drama’s ratings on Saturday evenings,  the ratings for that episode will be back on the increase.

Where to watch The Real Has Come

The Real Has Come (aka 진짜가 나타났다! in Korean) was written by Jo Jung Joo (Are You Human Too?), and is directed by Ha Joon Seo (Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life).

The family melodrama/romantic drama stars Ahn Jae Hyun, Baek Jin Hee, Kim Sa Kwon, Jung Eui Jae and Cha Joo Young.

It is airing on KBS2 every Saturday and Sunday evening in Korea at 19:55 (KST), with Viki streaming it soon after for select international watchers.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.