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My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, TV Ratings/Recap 1 (Aug 11, 2010)

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August 11, 2010 (Ep 1)

Dramas airing at the same 9:55 time slot are listed below.
Number in front of drama indicates its top 20 rank out of all tv programs.

AGB Nielsen
1- Baker King, Kim Tak Goo [KBS] = 42.3% (Seoul = 42.4%)
13- My Girlfriend is a Gumiho [SBS] = 10.2% (Seoul = 10.8%)
* Road Number One [MBC] = 4.9%

TNS Media
1- Baker King, Kim Tak Goo [KBS] = 44.9% (Seoul = 44.0%)
6- My Girlfriend is a Gumiho [SBS] = 12.7% (Seoul = 13.0%)
* Road Number One [MBC] = not in top 20

(sources: AGB Nielsen; TNS Media)

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Great ratings for only the first episode!  Especially since it’s not necessarily a family drama with a large viewership reach and it’s going up against Baker King that just hit 44% ratings last week!  Ratings aside, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is really well-produced, well-acted, and has a strong and compelling script.

If you haven’t seen episode 1 of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho yet, be ready to be mesmerized.  The camera work, pacing, dialogue, and mix of fantasy and reality is pretty amazing.  It almost has more of a movie vibe to it.  I have to admit that I was pretty nervous about the first episode and the drama in general, mainly around whether it could be taken seriously, but it absolutely exceeded my expectations.

Foremost, the acting is really good and the back and forth banter and chemistry between SeungGi and MinAh’s characters is infectious, especially considering that this is only episode 1. The dialogue between DaeWoong and MiHo is smart, sweet, and hilarious, and SeungGi and MinAh do a great job of making the characters come to life and completely believable.  Very much anticipating episode 2 on Thursday night!

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho~~ Fighting!!!

SeungGi and MinAh~~ Fighting!!

(screen cap credit: Newsen)

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August 5, 2010

AGB Nielsen
1- Baker King, Kim Tak Goo [KBS] = 40.5% (Seoul = 40.2%)
17- Bad Guy [SBS] = 8.4% (Seoul = 9.6%)
* Road Number One [MBC] = 5.3% (not in top 20)

TNS Media
1- Baker King, Kim Tak Goo [KBS] = 44.4% (Seoul = 44.0%)
11- Bad Guy [SBS] = 9.3% (Seoul = 9.4%)
* Road Number One [MBC] (not in top 20)

August 4, 2010

AGB Nielsen
1- Baker King, Kim Tak Goo [KBS] = 39.5% (Seoul = 39.8%)
* Bad Guy [SBS] = 7.5% (not in top 20)
* Road Number One [MBC] = 5.2% (not in top 20)

TNS Media
1- Baker King, Kim Tak Goo [KBS] = 42.5% (Seoul = 42.3%)
12- Bad Guy [SBS] = 8.8% (Seoul = 8.8%)
* Road Number One [MBC] (not in top 20)

9 Responses

  1. Can’t wait to see this episode! Congrats, Seunggi! Wonder what the korean media has to say about the initial episode too! I thought the show would get lower than 10% ratings. I guess it got some of Road No. 1’s audience share. Here’s hoping that the drama would get better and same goes for the ratings. Seunggi-ya, fighting!!!

  2. not bad..it’s just for the first episode. they still have a chance to make progress in the ratings …
    I’m starting to fall in love with this drama..^^

    ~~~~~seunggi, mgig, daewoong, fighting…!!! ~~~~~

  3. anyway..that’s not always about ratings. the quality is still the most important. the casts&the director are awesome. the scriptwriter too hehe..

  4. Thks Ann! I was just as nervous as you. I think the Korean airen are rejoicing now too. Wow! MGIG fighting!

  5. I have a bad premonition…my prediction this time came true with 10+ ratings…KTG drama ratings is still on the rise, even though only a bit…and MGIG is amazing to pull that ratings even though the competition is tight…if you combine the two…more than 50% of korean watch the drama in the same timeslot…but still, I wished it would be pull the 15+ ratings in the first episode..all the daebak drama would have pulled the same rating at first actually and with all the advertisement too..I hope that the drama will be sub as soon as possible and can’t wait for today’s episode…hmmm…

  6. I watched it live before running off to work this morning and was waiting all day to get home and re-watch it. Super Daebak! Trademark Hong Sisters humor (which I’ve always loved) plus I thought that both Seung Gi & Min Ah acted out their characters very well – their characters both just sparkled on screen! Can’t wait for tomorrow’s ep!!

  7. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is Super Daebak!
    Enjoyed watching episode 1.

  8. just wondering, are the dramas (KTG and MGIG) aired at the same time in Korea? tq

  9. Yep. the 3 dramas listed in the ratings post here are all airing at the same time slot on different broadcast channels. makes me think i should clarify that in the posts from now on… thanks.

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