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Local TV adaptations top ratings charts

May 10,2018
Two Korean adaptations of American and British TV series dominated the weekly TV chart, data showed Wednesday.

“Suits” and “Mistress,” which premiered on April 25 on KBS2 and April 28 on OCN, received scores of 265.8 and 232.5 on the weekly Content Power Index (CPI) for April 23-29.

“Suits” is the remake of a popular American legal drama of the same name about an unlikely legal duo of a hotshot lawyer and his personal associate.

“Mistress” is the Korean adaptation of the popular British thriller “Mistresses” and revolves around four close female friends embroiled in a mysterious murder case.

The two series have received special interest from viewers because of the small-screen returns of two popular actors, Jang Dong-gun and Han Ga-in, each after a six-year hiatus.

The CPI, created by CJ E&M and Nielsen Korea, measures the level of popularity, social media trends and influence on consumer behavior of entertainment TV programs aired on three major terrestrial networks - MBC, SBS and KBS - and seven cable channels owned by CJ E&M, including tvN, Mnet and OCN, during prime time. JTBC, another cable network that airs some highly popular entertainment shows and dramas, was not included in the survey.

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