Episode 13 of Korean drama ‘Snowdrop’ rises in ratings; finale set on Jan. 30

“Snowdrop,” the JTBC Korean drama starring Jung Hae-in and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, posted slightly higher ratings for episode 13.

According to Nielsen Korea, episode 13 of “Snowdrop” on Jan. 23 garnered a nationwide rating of 2.798 percent and placed 10th among the top 10 shows under the general programming cable TV for the day based on total households subscribed to paid platforms in South Korea.

This is slightly higher by 0.277 percentage point from 2.521 percent the drama got for episode 12 on Jan. 22.

Jung Hae-in and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo in "Snowdrop" (JTBC)

Based on the number of viewers, episode 13 was watched by 664,000 people (sixth place) nationwide, down by 39,000 people compared to 703,000 people (4th place) for episode 12.

On Jan. 23, Oh Jung-se’s drama “Uncle” grabbed first place again, garnering 9.329 percent, higher than 8.856 percent it received for the Jan. 22 episode.

In the Seoul metropolitan area, episode 13 recorded a rating of 2.851 percent (seventh place), slightly higher by 0.046 percentage point compared to 2.805 percent (seventh place) for episode 12.

Based on the number of viewers, episode 13 was watched by 286,000 people (seventh place) in the Seoul metropolitan area, a slight dip by 2,000 viewers compared to 288,000 for episode 12.

There are three episodes left for “Snowdrop,” which will air this week. Episode 14 will be aired on Jan. 29 while episodes 15 and 16 will be aired on Jan. 30.

JTBC changed the airing date of episode 16 or the finale as it would be the only episode left to air in the first week of February.

In “Snowdrop,” Jung Hae-in plays the role of Im Soo-ho, a 27-year-old graduate student who is a North Korean spy sent to South Korea for a mission.

Jisoo is 20-year-old Eun Young-ro, a first year college student at Hosoo Women’s University. They meet during a group blind date after which Eun Young-ro falls in love with him.

The drama is about political conspiracy and espionage against the backdrop of the 1987 Korean presidential election and romance. In the drama, the South and North Korean governments conspire for political power.