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‘Good Manager’ in solid lead, ‘Missing 9′ ends miserable run
SEOUL, March 10 (Yonhap) — “Good Manager” maintained a firm grip on its lead in the Wednesday-Thursday TV drama race, while “Missing 9″ wrapped up its lackluster run in poor fashion, data showed Friday.
Episode 14 of KBS 2TV’s “Good Manger,” which aired Thursday night, recorded 17.1 percent viewership, up 0.3 percentage point from Wednesday’s broadcast, according to Nielsen Korea.
SBS TV’s “Saimdang” stood at 10.5 percent, up 0.2 percentage point, and MBC TV’s castaway series “Missing 9″ finished at 4.2 percent, ending its 16-episode run.
“Good Manager” stars Namkoong Min as Kim Sung-ryong, an accountant at the fictional TQ Group and a genius at embezzling corporate funds. An anti-hero, Kim ends up fighting for the rights of employees and against greater corruption within the workplace.
“Saimdang” made headlines for bringing Lee of “Daejanggeum” back to television for the first time in 13 years. But it’s received an underwhelming reception due to what viewers say is a slow and discombobulated plot.
SBS TV has re-edited the entirety of the series for a more engaging viewing experience. But whether it can gain significant ground remains to be seen.