KBS 2TV variety drama Producer has hit its highest ratings ever in its final episode yesterday on June 20th.
Starring Kim Soo Hyun, Gong Hyo Jin, Cha Tae Hyun, and IU, Producer had garnered interest with its strong casting right from the start even before the drama premiered. Although it was just like a mini-series with only twelve episodes in total, it was complemented with the long list of more than 30 celebrities who were invited to make cameo appearances.
Producer started off with 10.1% ratings (ABG, nationwide) and has been relatively consistent with its episode ratings with the last few showing increased viewership.
The series finished off with ratings of 20.4% (TNMS, Seoul) and 18.2% (TNMS, nationwide) while AGB reports 17.9% (Seoul) and 17.7% (nationwide). Nonetheless, both analysis sites reported sharp increases in viewership in the last episode.
Just as one of the drama’s episodes has discussed, understanding episode ratings is crucial in learning about broadcasts. In particular, the drama captured females in their 40s as their main audience, making up 19%, followed by 13% comprising males in their 40s, and 10% by females in their 50s.
While a special episode of Producer will air next week on June 26th, an official of the drama discussed possibilities of continuing with a second season.