This is probably just one of many reasons for the unfortunate drop in TK2H ratings. But it’s interesting to see it brought up by the press.
Apparently, there is a mutual agreement of “72-minute broadcast” for dramas among the 3 broadcast stations. For some unfathomable reason, MBC ended the broadcast early on both Wednesday and Thursday last week, not fulfilling the 72-minute broadcast time. On the other hand though, SBS was very close to breaking the 72-minute agreement. So the way it played out last week was that when MBC started running commercials, KBS was rolling the ending credits, and SBS was still showing preview for the next episode, which explained its sharp rise in the real-time rating during the last few minutes.
[Please note that this is not intended to bash anyone; I'm merely translating what's in the news. And honestly, I couldn't care less about what other stations are doing as long as MBC/TK2H (namely the editing team) can get its act together. Please!]
Looks like SeungGi might be taking a short break from TK2H filming this week. Hook updated the April schedule, and SeungGi has a photoshoot for Heritory today (April 9), and both a photoshoot and a CF filming for Pizza Hut tomorrow (April 10).
Interestingly, they also revealed SeungGi’s TK2H filming location for this Wednesday and Thursday. He will be in Gyeongju.
‘The King 2 Hearts’ cast Lee Seung Gi, Ha Ji Won, and Lee Sung Min pose for royal family photos by allkpop
‘Royal Family Pictures’ From ‘The King 2Hearts’ Revealed by enewsworld
Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won pose like a family by korea.com
Lee Seung Gi – Crown Prince with Two Hearts by AsianDrama