Encounter with Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum Sets tvN Wed-Thurs Premiere Ratings Record

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Well we have the answer to whether the highly hyped tvN Wed-Thurs drama Encounter (Boyfriend) with Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum would bring in the ratings. Oh boy did it ever! Encounter just set a new tvN premiere ratings for the time slot of Wed-Thurs, with episode 1 netting 8.683%. That’s also tvN’s second highest drama premiere ratings just a smidge below Mr. Sunshine with 8.852% airing on Sat-Sun. Encounter fully trounced the big three network dramas – SBS with An Empress’s Dignity had 5.7% and 7.9%, Children of Nobody on MBC got 3.8% and 4.7%, and Happy If You Died on KBS took up the rear with 2.4% and 3.5%. The premiere episode reviews and critiques appear to be mixed, from the story is old school rather boring to the leads visuals are daebak and that’s good enough. I guess enough viewers were curious with these two big name leads to check it out, only time will tell if this drama has legs.

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