The Real Has Come, Ep 8 has largest audience so far – most-watched Sunday show in Korea

The Real Has Come, Episode 8 largest audience both nationwide and in Seoul

The South Korean melodrama The Real Has Come, Episode 8 ratings are out, with the drama earning its largest audience so far as well as making it the most-watched Sunday show in Korea this weekend.

Nielsen Korea numbers show The Real Has Come, Episode 8 earning 21.7 percent of the nationwide audience last night, as well as 19.2 percent of Seoul viewers.

Seoul viewers have always been lower for the weekend drama than national viewers since its first episode premiered in late March, but were still the highest they have ever been with the airing of last night’s episode.

The first episode of The Real Has Come aired on March 25th and garnered 17.7 percent of the audience, which means last night’s episode saw a substantial increase from the drama’s first.

The plot of The Real Has Come

The Ahn Jae Hyun and Baek Jin Hee-led drama tells the story of a gynecologist and a language instructor who after meeting under poor circumstances begin to realize, while they don’t care about each other, getting married could solve many of their current problems.

Especially when it comes to the constant family problems both are having to handle.

The Real Has Come, Episode 8 ratings show the drama has grabbed the attention of a huge percentage of the South Korean drama-watching public.

Internationally, it also seems to have been successful in capturing non-Korean audiences as the drama’s ratings on both My Drama List and Viki are exceptionally high.

The Real Has Come airs in South Korea on KBS2 every Saturday and Sunday at 19:55 (KST). Outside the country, the popular melodrama is streaming via Viki.

KBS2 has just released a compilation of some of the best scenes of the drama so far if you want to reminisce.


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