tvN To Shake Up Its Weekend Drama Time Slots To Encourage Viewer Ratings
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tvN To Shake Up Its Weekend Drama Time Slots To Encourage Viewer Ratings

On May 17, tvN announced through a press release that their Friday-Saturday dramas would be moving to the Saturday-Sunday time slot.

We will be making big changes to our drama time slots through this move as well as establishing a new Wednesday-Thursday slot, they stated.

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The change will happen starting in June and according to tvN, it is to accommodate the lifestyles of their diverse viewership. It will be applied to the currently airing Chicago Typewriter as well as its upcoming successor, Forest of Secrets. (Forest of Secrets is scheduled to air on June 10.) In addition, the dramas will be airing 30 minutes later at 9 p.m. KST.

Although viewership ratings for Tomorrow With You and Chicago Typewriter have been sluggish compared to tvNs previous hits like Incomplete Life, the Reply series, Oh My Ghostess, Signal, and Goblin, they have had lower-rated dramas in the past like Ex-Girlfriend Club, Heart to Heart, Memory, and Emergency Couple.

tvNs Monday-Tuesday dramas have also had hits, including Another Oh Hae Young, which topped 10 percent, and Lets Eat Season 2 and Drinking Solo, which gained popularity through word-of-mouth. There is no word yet on what dramas will be taking over the new Wednesday-Thursday time slot.