Korean drama ‘Snowdrop’ episode 9 ratings rise – Manila bulletin

Korean JTBC drama “Snowdrop” starring BLACKPINK’s Jung Hae-in and Jisoo has increased its ratings nationwide.

According to Nielsen Korea, episode 9 of “Snowdrop” on January 9 achieved a nationwide rating of 3.064% to rank eighth overall for cable TV shows of the day based on households subscribing to pay platforms in South Korea.

BLACKPINK’s Jung Hae-in and Jisoo in “Snowdrop” (JTBC)

This is a 0.48 percentage point increase from the national rating of 2.584% the drama received for Episode 8 on January 8.

Ranked # 1 among general cable television programming for Jan. 9 is JTBC’s sports show “Let’s Play Soccer 2,” which received a rating of 7.242% nationally.

Based on viewership, episode 9 of “Snowdrop” was watched by 759,000 people nationwide, according to Nielsen Korea, to rank seventh in the top 10.

In addition, episode 9 of “Snowdrop” achieved a 3.362% rating in the Seoul metropolitan area, ranking seventh among general-programming cable TV shows.

Based on the number of viewers, the episode was watched by 361,000 people in the Seoul metropolitan area.

“Snowdrop” examines political conspiracy and espionage in the context of the 1987 Korean presidential election and a romance that blossomed in the midst of it.

In the drama, the South Korean and North Korean governments conspire for political power. Jung Hae-in is Im Soo-ho, a 27-year-old graduate student who is a North Korean spy sent to South Korea on a mission.

Jisoo is 20-year-old Eun Young-ro, a first year student at Hosoo Women’s University. They meet on a group blind date after which Eun Young-ro falls in love with him.

Six months later, during a mission, a bloodied Im Soo-ho is pursued by agents of the National Security Planning Agency (ANSP). He goes up to Eun Young-ro’s dormitory and loses consciousness. She finds it in her room and hides it from the authorities.

In episode 9, the drama continued with the hostage-taking in the college dormitory. Im Soo-ho freed 30 hostages. Among those held hostage is Eun Young-ro.