′Reply 1997′ Wraps Up with Highest Viewership Ratings Ever for Cable Drama
With the airing of the last episode on September 18, tvN’s Reply 1997 finally came to a close.
Episode 16 of Reply 1997 snagged the no.1 spot in cable TV viewership ratings, as it received an average of 7.55 percent, (according to TNms Research), the highest ever for a drama produced by a cable network, and peaked at 9.08 percent. The drama, which originally aired live only on tvN, aired on tvN, OCN, Mnet, O′live, ongamenet and OnStyle for the last few episodes, due to its high popularity.
Along with Reply 1997, Seo In Guk, Jung Eun Ji, Hoya, Yoon Yoon Jae, and Yoon Seung Ho were some of the most searched online keywords.
Although viewers were worried that Yoon Jae (Seo In Guk) and Si Won (Jung Eun Ji) wouldn’t get married, their concerns were put to rest when Yoon Jae turned out to be Si Won’s husband. Things got even more interesting when it was revealed that Si Won was pregnant with their second child - not their first.
It was a happy ending for everybody as Tae Woong (Song Jong Ho) also ended up getting married to Lee Joo Yeon. Hak Chan (Eun Ji Won) and Yoo Jung (Shin So Yul) were planning to get hitched as well.
Bae Da Hae made a cameo appearance in the last episode as Seo In Guk’s friend from college, while comedian Lee Su Geun made a short cameo as a cab driver.
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