Twinkling Watermelon E9 gets big ratings increase in Seoul after last week’s huge drop

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Twinkling Watermelon‘s ratings recover slightly after last week’s substantial drop

Twinkling Watermelon, the only drama airing on South Korean TV on Monday nights, aired last night to an increase in its ratings versus last week’s lowest ever rating.

According to the new numbers from Nielsen Korea, Twinkling Watermelon, Episode 9 earned 3.71 percent of the audience share nationwide, compared to last week’s 3.08 percent.

Considering the drama’s ratings have dropped quite substantially over the last few episodes from their all-time high of 4.68 percent for Episode 4, to see them on the rise again is encouraging.

Twinkling Watermelon, Episode 9’s ratings in Seoul see a big increase

The ratings for Twinkling Watermelon, Episode 9 in Seoul also saw a huge increase after an almost catastrophic drop for Episode 8 of the teen drama from viewers in the nation’s capital city.

Those ratings last night were 4.38 percent after Episode 8 dropped to a crazy low of 2.92 percent versus its previous episode’s 4.04 percent.

Luckily for the tvN drama, it appears that massive ratings drop in Seoul was just a one-off, with last night’s ratings showing signs the drama is on the rebound.

Let’s see how the K-drama’s next episode performs tonight though before we may a call.

Where to watch Twinkling Watermelon, Episode 9 and 10

The just-released Episode 9 of Twinkling Watermelon is now streaming on Viki for international viewers in select regions.

Episode 10 of the tvN drama will air at 21:45 (KST) in South Korea tonight, and will then be available on Viki soon after.

Check out the preview for Episode 10 via tvN Drama’s YouTube channel below to see what excitement you can expect.


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.