[News] ‘Playful Kiss’ has high download rates despite low ratings

2 Sep

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I really don’t surprised of this result actually…

As we all know, Hyun Joong are popular around the world..

So if the drama is aired worldwide… the rating will definitely be much higher ^^



MBC drama Playful Kiss had a rocky start, receiving only a 3.5% viewer rating for the first episode. However, Playful Kiss is excelling in other areas.

A representative in charge of iMBC homepages revealed, ‘The homepage for Playful Kiss received the sharpest increase of visitors compared to the other MBC programs. Aside from Korea, visitors from Japan, China, Malaysia, and South America also graced the homepage.

CINE21, who is in charge of online downloads, expressed, ‘After the broadcast of the first episode, the number of downloads for Playful Kiss was larger than the average downloads for Iris, which had 30% ratings. It looks like the online response is very hot.’


15 Responses to “[News] ‘Playful Kiss’ has high download rates despite low ratings”

  1. Valerie September 2, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    This news cheers me up a little bit. I am afraid that fans from Korea are still upset with leader about SS501 issue. I hope not though. I know leader has a lot of oversea fans (including me :-)) I was watching from iMBC even though I had no idea what they were taking :-(. But I enjoy the drama a lot. I think leader potrait well his character. You can not ask him to be sweet like Ji Hoo. I support him all the way. I wish download and online viewing can count for ratings. I feel so unfair for leader.

  2. Crazy 4 U September 2, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    @ Valerie
    LOL!! u watch it without subtitle. same with me~ kekeke!!
    this is real through. they dont just ignoring KHJ fans from around the world. u can realize from this.

  3. hawk September 2, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    i dont think triples s in korea not watching naughty kiss because of SS501 issue… i rather think that the 3.5% -3.08% is contribute by triples s korean & hjl fans..the numbers of triple s in korean is relatively small if we compare to population in korea itself.. the problem now is how to make the korean (public) watch this drama ?

  4. Valerie September 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    I just dont know why people dont watch this drama. I was attrated to it right away. I actually like this drama more than BOF because leader has more scenes. I wonder how leader is doing right now. I hope the ratings wont hurt his feeling. Leader fighting!

  5. w. September 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    I just watch it from online sites, without eng sub, so I wonder if I am counted??? I will keep watching each ep a few times!!!

  6. hj's buin.ph September 2, 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    I believe high ratings will come up for the next episode, many fans are supporting HyunJoong around Asia, see for yourself, blogs and website are talking about Naughty Kiss, I’m sure this will be a hit, HyunJoong Fighting, Naughty Kiss Fighting…we can do this TS Fans…just hold on…ajjja!!!!

  7. Marie September 2, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    Hmmmm…Dejavu again!!! I mean, think about a year ago when “You’re Beautiful” and “Iris” was on. I mean the rating for Iris skyrockets and YB was sunk below. However, internet and the rest of the world love it. In “Playful Kiss”, and “Baker King”, its the same thing with ratings, and the rest of the world and internet LOVES PK. I myself, think he did an excellent job. I love “Playful Kiss” and will continue supporting Leader!!!’

    Thanks for sharing.

  8. foxxypnay September 3, 2010 at 1:25 am #

    How do we watch or download from iMBC? I will also do the same even though I wont understand it. We need to drum roll interest for this drama that hopefully will create more viewership. Overseas fan, gather up and help KHJ and Playful Kiss spike up the ratings! We can do this!

  9. y0shiHana September 3, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    i believe it will increase as the drama goes on! TS nationwide is always ready to boost it up! ^^

    just, if this is broadcasted in KBS, maybe the rating will increase quickly.. (my thought only..) but, TS will stream online! nothing can stop us.. Lolz..

  10. Ami September 3, 2010 at 10:12 am #

    I don’t understand why the responsibility of the low rating has to be shouldered by KHJ alone. I actually bothered to surf around reading the negative comments and aside from the complaints on his acting (which I ignore coz I personally don’t agree with them),the majority of the complaints are on the pace of the drama. If you are not a fan of any actor in the drama,won’t you switch channel too if the story drags so much? I mean, 3 long fantasy sequences in one episode is overkill,don’t u think? For those who’ve finished the anime,we know that the bulk of the romance will take place in the college setting. They’re gonna get married not long after that! How cn it be a teen romance?? This is NOT boys over flowers the 2nd! Molding the drama into a teen romance can only go as far as ep 6. The production team has to change their target grp,and with it..their focus as well. Or all is lost. After Baker King, Rain’s drama is gonna debut. That’s tough competition. Hope the director n production staff will listen to the audience feedback and turn this drama around. I don’t want PK to end prematurely due to poor response..really want to see the genius doctor at the end of the story. PK fighting!

  11. Beztii September 3, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    Don’t care about ratings. I believe ratings of drama increase as soon

  12. lacrm25 September 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    I agree HJ should not shoulder the reponsibility for the low rating since he did not appear much on ep1. Wed-thur slot is a tough fight, ‘baker king’ has been running for some time and already has a loyal viewer base, apart from that, SBS is airing drama by Lee Seung Gi, we must remember that he is very popular in Korea. Hence, fierce competition for playful kiss. People in Korea probably thought they can give playful kiss a miss for the first few episodes since they might already know the storyline from the comic and Jap and Taiwanese version of the drama. I think fans of HJ will still support the drama but they may have switched channel halfway since HJ did not appear much nor have much line in ep1.

  13. ryme September 5, 2010 at 6:01 am #

    @lacrm25: yeah, i agree with you. maybe, viewers wants khj more airtime appearance like as what bof days. i hope next week mk will get the higher ratings. fighting!

  14. Michelle September 10, 2010 at 6:29 am #

    Honestly , lots of people watching this show for the sake of Kim Hyun Joong in it. At least , this show proof that Kim Hyun Joong wish to be a actor instead of begin a leader in SS501? Viewer watching online should also be count as a rate , otherwise it’s kinda unfair for Kim Hyun Joong isn’t?

  15. indir September 21, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    Don’t care about ratings. I believe ratings of drama increase as soon

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