Ratings report: New cable channels underperform expectations
Time to take another look at cable programming, now that some of the new channels have completed a drama series or two since opening for business. While there have been some notable successes outside of KBS, MBC, and SBS — Vampire Prosecutor, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, TEN — it looks like there are more that are having trouble gaining ground. Vamp, Ramyun, and TEN have surpassed the 1% mark, even topping 2% (with Vamp hitting 4% at its highest point), but they are on fairly established cable channels like tvN and OCN. For the newly launched channels, which are referred to as general-programming stations, 1% is still the magic number. Which is why it’s disappointing that many are falling into what the media is calling the 0% zone. Read more on Dramabeans.