tvN’s Crash Landing on You, starring Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin, is such a hit that even the show’s reruns are garnering interest.
After airing just two episodes, Crash Landing on You has already topped TV ratings for cable TV programs in the Sunday time slot by recording ratings of 7 percent (TNMS).
Crash Landing on You also took the top spot in the Saturday time slot for cable TV and recorded viewership ratings of 6.9 percent when its first episode aired on the 14th. The drama’s ratings are more than two times higher than its predecessor on tvN at the same time slot, Melting Me Softly, which recorded ratings of 3 percent for its first two episodes.
Crash Landing on You is a top secret love story between an heiress of a South Korean conglomerate and a high-ranking North Korean officer. Heiress Yoon Se Ri is forced to make an emergency landing in North Korea while paragliding due to strong winds causing an accident. She then meets North Korean officer Ri Jung Hyuk, who falls in love with Se Ri while trying to hide her. Son Ye Jin plays the part of heiress Yoon Se Ri, and Hyun Bin plays the role of North Korean officer Ri Jung Hyuk.
According to TNMS’ viewership data, Crash Landing on You recorded ratings of 9.7 percent among women in their 40s, who made up the largest number of the drama’s viewers.
With Crash Landing on You being the talk of the town, interest has also been building around the show’s rerun schedule. “Crash Landing on You,” “Reruns of Crash Landing on You,” “Son Ye Jin,” and “Hyun Bin” all made it on the most-searched word list directly after the airing of the show.