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Namgoong Min’s ‘Chief Kim’ places KBS on top

  • Published : Feb 10, 2017 - 16:42
  • Updated : Feb 10, 2017 - 16:42

(Namgoong Min's Instagram)
Namgoong Min is being credited as having injected new fuel in KBS’ sputtering Wednesday-Thursday drama segment.

According to research firm Nielsen Korea, Friday, the sixth episode of Namgoong Min’s “Chief Kim,” recorded a nationwide viewership rate of 16.7 percent, beating its own record of 15.5 percent from the previous episode.

Industry watchers are looking on with interest at how “Chief Kim” progresses with each and every episode.

This is something even top stars Kim Woo-bin and Suzy were not able to achieve on their popular former KBS show, “Uncontrollably Fond.”

“Chief Kim” premiered on Jan. 25 and airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m.

The show is an office comedy involving heroic manager Kim, who stands by the disadvantaged and weak. Kim bravely fights corruption and irregularities, in turn saving the staggering company.

Two other series that air concurrently with “Chief Kim,” “Saimdang, Light’s Diary” on SBS and “Missing Nine” on MBC, respectively garnered 12 percent and 4.4 percent viewership, Thursday.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)