‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’ tops ratings anew with second episode


Shin Min-a (left) and Kim Seon-ho in 'Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha' (tvN) 

The second episode of the Korean romantic comedy “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” topped the ratings in South Korea.

Numbers from Nielsen Korea showed that “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha,” starring actress Shin Min-a and actor Kim Seon-ho, got an average nationwide rating of 6.666 percent, peaking at 7.7 percent, for its second episode on Aug. 29 to emerge as No. 1 among all cable TV shows for the day.

The TV series also received a rating of 6.687 percent, peaking at 7.6 percent, in Seoul’s metropolitan area.

Among the target audience of 20-49 years old, “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” had 3.1 percent ratings nationwide and in the metropolitan area, Korean media reported.

“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha,” tvN’s new Saturday-Sunday drama which is also on Netflix, premiered at No. 1 in the ratings on Aug. 28, garnering 6.821 percent both nationwide and in the metropolitan area.

In the drama, Shin Min-a plays the role of Yoon Hye-jin, a dentist who moves to the town of Gongjin where he meets Hong Du-sik (Kim Seon-ho), a jack-of-all trades.

In the second episode, Yoon Hye-jin finally moved to Gongjin to start her new life. But misunderstandings ensued between her and the townspeople and Hong Du-sik took on the role as a bridge to resolve them.

“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” is Shin Min-a’s follow-up project since starring in “Chief of Staff” with Lee Jung-jae in 2019.

This is Kim Seon-ho’s next drama after starring in “Start-Up” last year where he gained fame not only in Korea but in other countries.

During the press conference for the TV series, Shin Min-a commended Kim Seon-ho, who “has such a great personality and is a type of a person who makes others comfortable. I wanted to have flexibility in acting with this series and Kim was so considerate,” the Korea Times reported.