Cha Tae Hyun appearance on Family Outing this past Sunday saw an increase of 1 percentage point as it got 26.1%. But it still lost out to KBS 1N2D who edged slightly ahead at 26.41%. MBC We Got Married got only 14.2%.
The inclusion of Cha Tae Hyun as a guest family member has attracted the attention of many with with goofball antics. In yesterday’s episode, Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Kook were in charge of making breakfast. The both of them showed excellent chemisty (best of friends off-screen) with their comedic performance creating lots of laughter. They also re-enacted scenes from Cha Tae Hyun’s movie My Sassy Girl as part of the sleeping ranking game.
There’s also good news for SBS commercial-wise other than high ratings. Every sunday, when Family Outing airs on tv, 4 billion won of advertising dollars would roll into their coffers. Even after taking away the production cost, artistes’ appearance fees, etc, SBS still earns in excess of 2 billion won.
According to a SBS staff, “The Korean economy might be suffering but it has led to a demand for advertisers to place their money on programs that still do exceptionally well especially in the ratings department. Despite the fact that you have to pay more because everyone wants a share of the pie, advertisers don’t seem to mind that one bit. And with Family Outing ratings being in the upper echeleons of 20%, it has become the top choice for advertisers.”
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