Rating for episode 9 of Korean drama ‘Snowdrop’ rises

The JTBC Korean drama “Snowdrop” starring Jung Hae-in and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo increased its nationwide rating.

According to Nielsen Korea, episode 9 of “Snowdrop” on Jan. 9 got a nationwide rating of 3.064 percent to place eighth overall among general programming cable TV shows for the day based on households subscribed to paid platforms in South Korea.

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

This is an increase of 0.48 percentage point from 2.584 percent nationwide rating the drama received for episode 8 on Jan. 8.

The first place among general programming cable TV shows for Jan. 9 is JTBC’s sports show “Let's Play Soccer 2,” which received a nationwide rating of 7.242 percent.

Based on the number of viewers, “Snowdrop” episode 9 was watched by 759,000 people nationwide, according to Nielsen Korea, to place seventh in the top 10.

In addition, episode 9 of “Snowdrop” got a rating of 3.362 percent in the Seoul metropolitan area to place seventh overall among general programming cable TV shows.

Based on the number of viewers, the episode was watched by 361,000 people in the Seoul metropolitan area.

“Snowdrop” delves on political conspiracy and espionage against the backdrop of the 1987 Korean presidential election and a romance that blooms amid it.

In the drama, the South and North Korean governments conspire for political power. Jung Hae-in is 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.

Six months later, during a mission, a bloodied Im Soo-ho is chased by agents from the Agency for National Security Planning (ANSP). He climbs into the dormitory room of Eun Young-ro and loses consciousness. She finds him in her room and hides him from authorities.

In episode 9, the drama continued with the hostage situation at the university dormitory. Im Soo-ho released 30 hostages. Among those who remained hostage is Eun Young-ro.