“It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” Ratings Slightly Rise For Its Heartbreaking 9th Episode, “Train” Slightly Dip


“It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” ratings are doing a bit better for its July 18 episode.

According to Nielsen Korea, the most recent broadcast recorded average viewership ratings of 5% and 5.8% which is slightly higher than its 8th episode.

The 9th episode of “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” was one of the most discussed episode for international fans, a hashtag of the 9th episode of the drama was among the top twitter trends, netizens are also praising the actors for their performance in this episode.

You can read the quick recap of the 9th episode here.

OCN’s “Train” recorded 1% for its 3rd episode.

Meanwhile, “Backstreet Rookie” did better with its 10th episode scoring its second highest rating thus far, while “Graceful Friends” rating slightly declined, more on that here.

Which one of these dramas are you currently watching?

My Personal Thoughts

5% isn’t bad at all especially for a cable series but I definitely think “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” is not getting the attention it deserves ratings wise. Maybe because it’s a healing drama with a slower pace… but, I still fail to see how it continuously scores in that range.

I think Soo Hyun, Oh Jung Se and Ye Ji will probably get a lot of nominations because of this, I’ve seen netizens praise this drama a lot, the ones who are watching it are enjoying it thus far. Oh Jung Se is amazing thus far, I can’t wait to see him win so many awards because he deserves it.

Ratings aren’t the biggest indication of a good kdrama but when you love a drama you want it to do well, I think this will become a classic as time goes on if it continues to be this good.

OCN’s “Train” also deserves more credit, it’s like OCN is going back to its suspenseful origins. The premise of the drama is promising thus far. 1% is far too little for this one as well.  


  1. I’m truly enjoying IONTBO. I knew from the start Sang Tae’s character will be my weakness. And this ep 9 had me crying like hell on its last 5 mins. Such great actors!
    Btw,I hope this kind of write up was also written for The King Eternal Monarch -Ratings not being an indication if it’s a good kdrama or not. Looking back, TKEM was consistently criticized for getting “low” ratings in Korea on this blog. But was never positively noticed on this blog as a hit on Netflix and a consistent trending topic on twitter. Well I guess bec it’s a personal blog, so can’t really say much on your chosen content and headlines ya? Just noticed how IONTBO is getting this kind of positive vibe headlines unlike what TKEM had back then when it was ongoing where mostly where about how low and how or why TKEM was “struggling” on ratings.

  2. My family and I are captivated by Oh Jung Se’s performance, seeing how we’re also watching Camellia Blooms at the same time, and unbelievable to see the transformation. As we have know people on the Autism Spectrum, his portrayal is first class.. down to almost the minute actions..


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