‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’ gets highest ratings for series ahead of last two episodes

Published October 11, 2021, 7:17 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha,” the Korean drama starring Shin Min-a and Kim Seon-ho, posted the highest ratings for the series ahead of the airing of its last two episodes.

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

According to ratings firm Nielsen Korea, episode 14 of “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” on Oct. 10 received 11.643 percent (first place) nationwide, its own highest rating since it started airing on Aug. 28, based on paid platforms cable, IPTV and satellite TV. This is higher compared to 9.171 percent for episode 13 on Oct. 9.

“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” previously received its highest nationwide rating for episode 10 on Sept. 26 with 11.397 percent.

In the Seoul metropolitan area, episode 14 rated 12.477 percent (first place), also its highest to date, compared to 9.396 percent for episode 13. Episode 10 previously rated the highest in the metropolitan area with 12.432 percent.

“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” garnered its highest ratings ahead of the last two episodes. Episodes 15 and 16 will air on Oct. 16 and 17, respectively.

In the weekly ratings for Oct. 4 to 10, “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” is No. 1 nationwide with an average rating of 10.406 percent, according to Nielsen Korea. The Korean drama is also No. 1 in the Seoul metropolitan area for the period with 10.934 percent.

According to streaming analytics website FlixPatrol, “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” is among the top 10 shows worldwide on Netflix. It placed ninth in the top 10 shows on Netflix in September and No. 7 to date in October. “Squid Game” is No. 1 in October to date.

“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” is popular among Asian countries. In the Philippines, “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” is the No. 1 show on Netflix from Oct. 4 to 10, beating “Squid Game” which grabbed the top spot from Oct. 1 to 3.

During the peak of its popularity, “Squid Game” was No. 1 in the Philippines from Sept. 19 to 30, while “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” was mostly No. 2.

 
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