Ji Sung

Korean actor Ji Sung on the set of KBS’s drama series “Secret Love.” [KBS]

KBS’s drama “Secret Love” has continued its winning run atop TV chart for fifth week in a row.

The Ji Sung and Hwang Jeong-eum starrer continued to top AGB Nielsen Media Research’s (Nielsen Korea) prime time chart on November 6 and 7 with an average viewership of 16.5 percent, the chart showed on Friday.

Breaking its highest ratings record again, the authentic melodrama seemed to secure its crown next week when the love and revenge drama will wrap up its 16-part story.

With a rise of 1.7 percent from last week’s score, SBS’s teenage romcom “The Inheritors” narrowed its gap between the chart-topper at No. 2 with an average mark of 14.3 percent.

Industry insiders said that the idol-studded drama seemed to be backed its ratings by teenage TV viewers, especially in their third grade in high school after going through the nation-wide university entrance exam yesterday.

Unfortunately, MBC’s drama “Medical Top Team” kept its bottom position after drawing in only 4.1 percent of viewers, its lowest figure ever since it started air a month ago.

TV professionals analyzed several reasons for this slump but the main factor seemed to be in its loose storylines which failed to evoke interest from viewers.

In the meantime, TNmS’ (Total National Multimedia Statistic) survey showed the three programs in the different order and figures from Nielsen Korea’s.

While “The Inheritors” took its first top position with an average rating of 13.8 percent, “Secret Love” and “Medical Top Team” sat at No. 2 and No. 3 each with average scores of 13.3 and 4.9, respectively.

Reporter. Cory Lee

Courtesy of KBS