“The King: Eternal Monarch” Ratings Falls To Its Lowest Point Despite Intense 11th Episode

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“The King: Eternal Monarch” continues to struggle!

On May 23, “The King: Eternal Monarch” aired its highly anticipated 11th episode that promised a lot of action and confrontation between the King and the traitor. However, despite expectations, the series has fallen into a new low in terms of ratings.

According to Nielsen Korea, “The King: Eternal Monarch” 11th episodes scored an average of 5.2% and 6.6% nationwide making it the lowest for the series thus far. It had previously recorded 5.8% with its first half of episode 9, at the time, it was its lowest record and the first time it reached 5% in ratings.

Related: The Reasons Why “The King: Eternal Monarch” Is Struggling To Do Well In Ratings Despite The Hype, Budget, Writer And Cast

Despite the dwindling ratings in South Korea, the series continues to enjoy great popularity overseas and continues to rank high on Netflix where its airing simultaneously.

Related: “The King: Eternal Monarch” Under Fire For Its Excessive Use Of Product Placement, Is It Too Much Or Are Netizens Overreacting?

Related: “The King: Eternal Monarch” First Half Is Shockingly Disappointing- Episode 1 To 8 Review

Have you checked the 11th episode of “The King: Eternal Monarch”? what are your thoughts on it?

My Personal Thoughts

A lot of people thought things would get better for the drama once “The World Of The Married” wrapped up but guys…. they don’t even share the same timeslot…

The hit JTBC drama airs 50 minutes after “The King: Eternal Monarch” and for the most part has no effect on its ratings.

I previously discussed why I think it failed to do well in ratings, more on that here. But “The King: Eternal Monarch” missed the crucial timing to score a good first impression.

Still, I didn’t expect “The King: Eternal Monarch” to ever get 5%. I think it’s the lowest rated series for screenwriter Kim Eun Sook. Her dramas always do well in ratings and I haven’t seen any of her dramas pull such numbers.

There are issues with the plot, the editing, and the production. I wouldn’t say it’s the actors’ fault because I know damn well they’re doing their best. Its just sad that such a huge production has so many visible issues that anyone who’s paying close enough attention can spot.

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. Unfortunately i have to agree with this article, the thing that bothers me most is the acting of the lead characters..seems like they were just reading the scripts, it was just about dialogues but i didn’t feel like they were engaged with the characters they were portraying, no enthusiasm at all, well atleast for the most part..i was indeed expecting so much but i ended up disappointed, but i’m still hoping for it to maybe redeem its self on latter part of the series though..

  2. About The King: The Eternal Monarch, you are 100% correct that its a shame it took to the 11th episode to become interesting, I think they spent too much time introducing minor players, instead of focusing on lead couple. Yes, the side stories are always good, If the characters are interesting. I found myself drifting off the screen and going about other things until episode 10, when things finally came together and I could decipher what was the plot and what was really going on. I hope other people stuck around LiIke I did. I am happy with it now. Just a shame it took so long to get here…

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