MBC which was known as the 'Drama Empire' at one point, is now on a boundless Monday-Tuesday drama hiatus.
With the disappointing results of the highly anticipated "Dinner Mate", MBC has organized a TV show instead of a drama and hasn't even been able to come up with a plan for the next Monday-Tuesday drama.
MBC scheduled a new TV show called "No Fighting" starring former soccer stars Ahn Jung-hwan and Lee Young-pyo after Song Seung-heon and Seo Ji-hye's "Dinner Mate" which ended on the 14th. Baek Jong-won's "The Paikfather" comes soon after.
Tuesday at 9:30PM is scheduled for the show "What Is Studying?" starring Shin Dong-yup which was originally airing on Fridays. "PD Files" follows soon after.
Reports say scheduling TV shows in the place of dramas wasn't a bad attempt. "No Fighting" on the 20th rated 8.0% on the 20th which was its first broadcast.
The response wasn't bad in the beginning. "Dinner Mate" which is based on a popular webtoon, drew attention with the collaboration of Song Seung-heon and Seo Ji-hye. The first episode had a good start with 6%.
However, the drama failed to gain the sympathy of viewers as it progressed. Criticism said some of the characters were 'too much' and the viewership fell to 2%. The final episode ended with 4.3%.
SBS on the other hand, is doing well by broadcasting TV shows and not drama. "You Are My Destiny 2" rated 7.4% on the 20th and "TV Animal Farm" rated 7.1% on the 21st while "Burning Youth" rated 7.4%.
Meanwhile, the only general service channel broadcasting a Monday-Tuesday drama is "The Good Detective" which rated 4.4% on the 21st.
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