The battle over weekend drama ratings is heating up!

On June 20, tvN’s new romance drama “Psycho But It’s Okay”  premiered to a promising start. According to Nielsen Korea, the first episode of the new drama starring Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji scored an average nationwide rating of 6.1 percent and a peak of 7.0 percent, taking first place in its time slot across all cable channels.


“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” also took first place in its time slot across all channels—including public broadcast networks—among the key demographic of viewers ages 20 to 49, with whom it scored an average of 4.3 percent and a peak of 5.1 percent. The new drama performed particularly well with female viewers in their forties, among whom it scored an impressive peak rating of 10.6 percent for its premiere.

Meanwhile, SBS’s new romantic comedy “Backstreet Rookie” enjoyed a slight increase in viewership for its second episode. The June 20 broadcast of the drama scored average nationwide ratings of 3.7 percent and 6.8 percent for its two parts.


KBS 2TV’s “Once Again” continued its reign as the most-watched drama of Saturday nights, scoring average nationwide ratings of 23.1 percent and 28.8 percent for its two parts.

TV Chosun’s “King Maker: The Change of Destiny” scored an average nationwide rating of 4.9 percent, marking a slight rise in viewership from its previous episode, while OCN’s “Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation” trailed with an average rating of 2.8 percent for the evening.

Did you tune in to the premiere of “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”?