Numbers 6-8 got extended by quite a few episodes.
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The popularity of a K-Drama is quite unpredictable, as producers never know what the viewers will think of the story until it’s officially released. Some K-Dramas exceed their original goals, to the point where more episodes were added due to their immense popularity. Here are a few K-Dramas that ran into this situation.
1. I Can Hear Your Voice
I Can Hear Your Voice was originally going to be 16 episodes, but it got extended to 18 due to its immense popularity. Near the end of the show, it was getting ratings that exceeded 20%, which is quite high for a K-Drama on a public network.
2. Yong Pal
Yong Pal was quite the anticipated K-Drama due to its popular cast members, but the show exceeded all expectations set by the producers. The show was getting ratings of nearly 20% every episode, which caused it to get extended by 2 episodes.
3. Missing You
Missing You was originally going to be a 20 episode K-Drama, but it got extended by 1 more episode due to its intense story and popularity. The show constantly got ratings that exceeded 10%, which is quite good for a public network K-Drama.
4. Another Miss Oh
Another Miss Oh is one of the most popular cable network K-Dramas of all time, as it achieved ratings that exceeded 7% multiple times, which is great for a cable K-Drama. This caused producers to extended the show by 2 episodes.
5. The Last Empress
The Last Empress was originally going to be 48 episodes, but it got extended to 52. The show exceeded ratings of 10% constantly, which is quite high for a cable network K-Drama.
6. Mother of Mine
This show was originally going to be 100 episodes, but it got extended to 108. The show constantly got ratings that exceeded 30%, which is extremely high for a public network K-Drama.
7. Home for Summer
Home for Summer was originally going to be 120 episodes, but it got extended to 128. The show constantly exceeded ratings of over 20%.
8. My Only One
My Only One was originally going to be 100 episodes, but it got extended to 106. The show demonstrated its popularity by sometimes exceeding 40% in viewership ratings, and its final episode even nearly got to 50%.
9. The Entertainer
The Entertainer was originally going to be 16 episodes, but two additional episodes were added. Despite the show’s moderate popularity, another big reason it got extended was due to the K-Drama following in its time slot not yet finalizing its cast.