“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.
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.
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.