SBS Wed-Thus television drama, “Robber” continues to struggle as ratings for Episode 3 continued in the single digit range.
According to TNS Media Korea, the January 9th episode of “Robber” got a rating of only 6.2%. This was significantly lower compared to MBC’s “New Heart” and KBS2 “Hong Gil Dong” which got 23.1% and 14.9% respectively.
“Robber” started out with a rating of 9.2% for it’s debut episode. But despite convincing acting from Jang Hyuk and Lee Da Hae, the ratings have slumped since then. The 2nd episode shown on the next day got a rating of 7.5%.
KBS2 dramas who have been stuck in the single digit range consistently for their Wed-Thus slot last year has finally broken the “curse” by achieving double digit ratings this year thanks to “Hong Gil Dong” strong showing.
Over at AGB Nielsen, the rating for January 9th saw “Robber” getting 7.3%. “Hong Gil Dong” and “New Heart” got 15.0% and 23.1% respectively.
“New Heart” probably has a core set of viewers since it started earlier and had the fallout from “Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi”. Plus the Koreans seems to love dramas with hospital themes. “Hong Gil Dong” despite it’s weird fusion saeguk theme has managed to draw viewers in while “Robber’ seems to offer nothing much in terms of novelty factor despite some solid acting from the cast.