‘The Light In Your Eyes’ ratings climb, near 6 percent


Viewership ratings of JTBC’s ongoing fantasy series The Light In Your Eyes have increased steadily since its premiere on February 11. It started off its broadcast with a nationwide audience share of 3.2 percent, a figure that has nearly doubled now that the series is already on its third week.

According to Nielsen Korea, The Light In Your Eyes’ 5th episode that was broadcast Monday night obtained a nationwide rating of 5.8 percent, recording a 0.4 percentage point increase from its previous episode and nearing the 6-percent mark. In Metropolitan Seoul area, this figure stands at 7.5 percent. 

Since a 5-percent rating is already a decent number as far as cable viewership is concerned, the latest development is certainly good news to its production team, being led by PD Kim Suk-yoon (Awl), co-writers Lee Nam-kyu (Listen To Love) and Kim Soo-jin (Mad Dog), and lead actors Han Ji-min (Familiar Wife), Kim Hye-ja (Dear My Friends), and Nam Joo-hyuk (Bride of the Water God). The series tells the story of a woman who uses her ability to travel through time to save her father and ends up being trapped in an older version of herself.

Despite the increase enjoyed by The Light In Your Eyes, its rival drama on tvN, The Crowned Clowned, maintained its lead in the ratings race with a nationwide rating of 8.7 percent for its 14th episode. This figure is lower than the 10 percent rating it managed to get last week but it is still more than high enough for a cable drama.

Meanwhile, among free-to-air series, Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2 and Haechi are neck and neck in TV ratings last night. The former obtained 5.0 and 6.5 percent while the latter recorded 5.4 and 6.1 percent. Item is at the bottom of the ranking with 2.8 and 3.7 percent.