“The King: Eternal Monarch” Falls Into Its Lowest Ratings Yet, Why Is It Happening?

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“The King: Eternal Monarch” ratings have fallen into a new low with its most recent episodes!

Last week, “The King: Eternal Monarch” bounced back better than ever surpassing the double digits with its 6th episode, prior to that, its 5th episode was its lowest at the time.

On May 8, “The King: Eternal Monarch” aired its 7th episode (part 1 and 2) but its sadly not performing as well as people had expected it to.

According to Nielsen Korea, “The King: Eternal Monarch” scored an average of 7% and 8.1% for its two parts, making it the lowest for the series thus far. “The King: Eternal Monarch” is spending roughly around $1 million per episode, fans wonder why the ratings have never been able to recover or why the series hasn’t performed as well as expected.

In related news, the drama has been wrapped up in another controversy recently after airing its 6th episode, the PD of the series personally issued an apology explaining the situation promising they would do their best not to repeat their mistakes, you can read more about it here.

Have you seen the latest episode of “The King: Eternal Monarch”? What did you think of it?

By Hilda Moore

Hi all, my name is Hilda and I am a huge kdrama fan, I am responsible for covering news in relation to Kdramas on jazminemedia.com~ My all time fav kdramas are: My Mister, Hotel Del Luna and Kill Me, Heal Me.


  1. TKEM is not the ordinary love story, romantic kdrama. Though I believe ratings is not tell all. I kind of feel sad that it is not gaining viewership as expected. I love how the story is building up. It has turned me into a detective trying to solve the mysteries too. Lol

  2. I cannot understand why this writer has to select Kim Go Eun for her dramas? In Goblin, her acting is so cringe and being such a plain jane, she is doing injustice to the main lead actors. Her acting is not that fantastic and her looks is so plain, how can she be selected to be main lead actress? When LMH kisses her, her eyes have no expression at all. Totally no chemistry. I think the writer choose the wrong actress to act. And as for LMH, he also another one who can’t act. Having big doey eyes doesn’t mean he can act. But at least he still looks alright. But choosing Kim Go Eun as main lead is really mind-boggling. She is not pretty and worse she can’t act. The main actors and confusing story are killing this show. Park Seo Jeon doesn’t look that handsome but he is someone who can act with different expressions.

    1. If you have watched the latest episodes, you would know that Kim Go Eun could indeed act! No other Korean actress could portray 2 different characters as well as she does. It’s sad how looks have to be a huge factor in acting. Although she may be considered “plain” to some, she is still very beautiful. Having plastic surgery or fitting in a definite beauty standard such as having big eyes should not be the definition of what beauty is. A lot of Korean actors are beautiful but they cannot act.

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