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[V Report Plus] IZ*ONE bests Red Velvet in TV ratings

  • Published : Oct 31, 2018 - 14:06
  • Updated : Oct 31, 2018 - 14:06

IZ*ONE, the third and latest project group from Mnet’s K-pop competition series “Project 101,” became the latest to star on “Idol Room,” the K-pop idol-only talk show.

According to TNmS, a media data company that analyzes viewership ratings, the recent “Idol Room” episode recorded a huge surge in ratings to 1.3 percent, the highest recorded since Seungri’s appearance in July. IZ*ONE scored higher ratings on “Idol Room” than K-pop superstars GOT7, Red Velvet, Stray Kids, iKON, Sunmi, NCT 127 and Monsta X.

While IZ*ONE is officially only two days old, having released its debut EP “COLOR*IZ” on Monday, the rookie girl group was frank and candid on the show, not shying away from any request or question.

One of the funniest moments from the episode was when Japanese member Miyawaki Sakura claimed she could guess a person’s blood type just by looking at his or her face. In Korea and Japan, blood types are believed to be a certain indication of a person’s personality, similar to the concept of astrology.

The bandmates also vied for the title of “cutest member,” taking turns trying on bunny ears.

IZ*ONE is composed of the 12 highest ranking members from the show: Kwon Eun-bi, Miyawaki Sakura, Kang Hyewon, Choi Yena, Lee Chaeyeon, Kim Chaewon, Kim Minjoo, Yabuki Nako, Honda Hitomi, Jo Yuri, Ahn Yujin and Jang Won Young.

As successors to former hit groups Wanna One and I.O.I, IZ*ONE has enjoyed wild success so far, topping iTunes K-pop album charts in 10 locales, including Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam.

Watch IZ*ONE on "Idol Room" at https://www.vlive.tv/video/96438/playlist/96440.

Naver’s real-time broadcasting app V allows fans to interact with their favorite K-pop stars through live broadcasts. The app is available for Android and iOS. For more information, visit http://www.vlive.tv.

By The Korea Herald (khnews@heraldcorp.com)

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