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'The King: Eternal Monarch' Opening Weekend Reaches Highest Ever Viewership Rating

by Kayla Dodge / Apr 18, 2020 01:28 PM EDT
The King: Eternal Monarch, Lee Min Ho, Kim Go Eun

Kim Eun Sook's latest drama, "The King: Eternal Monarch," aired on April 17 and recorded high viewership according to Nielsen Korea. 

A report from AllKpop.com reports that the premiere of "The King: Eternal Monarch" reached an average viewership rating of 11.4% and 12.9% for the first and second episode that aired on Friday, April 17. It broke a record as the highest viewership rating for a weekend drama premiere for episode two that reached up to 14%, AllKpop reports. 


Kim Eun Sook's latest drama stars Lee Min Ho in his first role in nearly 3 years. 

Lee joined an online press conference for the event via Kakao TV earlier this week. Lee's character is Emperor Lee Gon. 

"I took a break for about 3 years, and it was a time for me to look back on myself a little," Lee said in the press conference, reflecting on his return to TV. 

"The King: Eternal Monarch" also stars Kim Go Eun. The series features 16 episodes.

Kim Eun Sook is most known as a scriptwritier for "The Heirs," "Descendants of the Sun," "Goblin," "Mister Sunshine," and more. 

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