The Park Chan Ho factor for KBS 1 Night 2 Days continued to hold some charm over the viewers as it registered a 31.65% rating (single episode) yesterday evening, the 3rd consecutive week that the show has gone over the 30% mark. SBS Family Outing obtained 25.6% while MBC We Got Married showed old episodes again (10.4%) but the latter will be back this weekend.
Yesterday was the final chapter of the Gongju trip where famous Korean baseball player Park Chan Ho went back to his Gongju Middle School, and started filming a segment of Hidden Camera. The members of 1N2D assisted him in this segment by playing a pitching game with Park Chan Ho’s baseball juniors. Park Chan Ho meanwhile disguised himself as a cameraman filming, as his baseball coach/mentor plus his juniors never suspected anything.
This was until when Park Chan Ho started pitching like an awesome player much to the amazement of his juniors and the watching coach. The moment when he reveals himself to be Park Chan Ho, the ratings surged to an amazing 48.0%. The average rating for this 30+ minutes of Hidden Camera was 40.0%.
I think KBS World will show the Park Chan Ho special starting from next week. Also, there will be a female version of 1 Night 2 Days, much like how Infinity Girls is the female version of Infinity Challenge. Comedian Kim Sook, Jung Jung Ah, Kim E-Z (Baby Vox), Kim Eun Jung (Jewelry), Bronin and Paulia (Chitchat with Beauties) are the new cast members of this show which will debut on KBS Joy (their cable channel) on 13th January (credit to Oyasumiyabi).
Also, the PDs have apparently invited Manchester United football star, Park Ji Sung to appear on 1 Night 2 Days but that is unlikely to happen now, at least until the English Premier League season is over (credit to baqinardo)