“The Veil” and “One The Woman” have finally premiered last night and the ratings battle is on!
September 17 marked the start of four new kdramas, among them, three are competing for audiences’ attention. “The Veil” and “One The Woman” air in the same time slot [at 10:00 p.m.].
“One The Woman” follows in the “Penthouse” and is a new comedy-drama starring Honey Lee and Lee Sang Yoon. According to Nielsen Korea, the first episode of the drama scored an average nationwide rating of 8.2%, it took the lead.
“The Veil” came in right behind it, scoring an average nationwide rating of 7.2% for its first episode. MBC had created a new time slot for “The Veil”. “The Veil” is led by Namgoong Min and is a blockbuster action drama about an elite field agent named Han Ji Hyuk [Namgoong Min] at the NIS (National Intelligence Service). He has a perfect record and immense skills at completing missions. However, when it appears that he’s driven an organized crime syndicate into a corner, he vanishes.
After a year, he resurfaces and decides to join a crime syndicate to find the traitor responsible for his downfall.
Meanwhile, “Yumi’s Cells” which airs at 10:50 p.m. premiered to an average nationwide rating of 2.1%.
Have you seen any of the newly aired dramas? Which one did you like best?
Ratings Source: Nielsen Korea
My personal thoughts- written by Jass K.
I have seen both dramas and my favorite premiere was “The Veil.” I had high expectations going in because I knew Namgoong Min usually picks great projects and I wasn’t disappointed. The ratings for the drama is quite honestly amazing especially considering how it didn’t follow a successful drama unlike “One The Woman.”
“One The Woman” has the upper hand in terms of ratings because it proceeds the hit drama the penthouse. The premiere was fun, a bit chaotic, and all over the place but fun. I think there is potential in both kdramas.
“The Veil” only has 12 episodes which means a compact project is to be expected, the drama is also very expensive and likely one of the most expensive MBC dramas ever made, on the other hand, “One The Woman” will be 16 episodes.
I think it will continue to be a tight race. I am enjoying both and this makes the weekend even better.