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Superstar K 3 Dominates Friday Night Again

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2011.09.05 13:51 Mwave Kim, JiYeon

Mnet’s Superstar K3 has claimed the top shot in viewership ratings amongst the other television broadcasts in the same time slot for four weeks in a row.

On September 2, Superstar K3’s national viewership hit 10.7 percent, according to the AGB Nielsen Media Research firm, outpacing even those programs that aired on major broadcasting channels.

Suzy may have made her debut in the entertainment industry as a girl group member, but you’d be a fool to pigeon-hole her as just that.

But don’t just take our word for it. Let the trophies speak for themselves.

Superstar K 3 Dominates Friday Night Again

The most recent broadcast ended with a sneak peek of the beginning of “Superweek”, the final stage of the preliminary round.

During“Superweek", judges Lee Seung Chul, Yoon Jong Shin and Yoon Mi Rae will choose the top 10 out of the 150 remaining contestants, over the course of two nights and three days.

But though the segment is a popular one, it’s still impressive that the cable channel program was able to garner more viewers than its competitors, especially during its primetime Friday night slot; the ratings prove that it is still the nation’s premier talent/competition-based television show, despite the rise in singing competition shows on television.

This season’s “Superweek” is expected to be an intense battleground for the talented singers who blew the audience away with their outstanding voices: Una Kim, who showed up at the New York regional preliminaries and made judge Lee Seung Chul, known for his strict nature, smile; Shin Ji Su from Incheon and Two Months from New York who exuded a peculiar charm with their signature voices; Son Ye Rim, who sang veteran singer Cho Yong Pil’s song with astonishing depth, though only 11 years old; Park Pil Gyu, a handsome policeman who captivated female viewers with both his good looks and his singing talent; and Kim Do Hyun, a wrestler who surprised both the judges and the audience with his terrific singing ability that directly contrasted with his domineering figure and rough image.

On top of that, there are a number of other performers who haven’t been showcased on television yet that viewers are excited to finally get to "meet" through the screen.

Viewers have commented, “I’m excited to see the competition among those who’ve become a hot topic. I don’t know whom I should support because there are too many unique and amazing contestants.” “I’m looking forward to Friday nights.”

“As there are many contestants who are armed with unique characteristics and abilities who became the topic of conversation this season, ‘Superweek’ is gaining more attention as compared to the last season,” the Superstar K3 production crew told eNews on September 3. “As the audience may expect, the upcoming ‘Superweek’ will be filled with dramatic reversals and intense competition.”

Photo credit: Mnet

Superstar K 3 Dominates Friday Night Again

In her short career, Suzy has become the first female to sweep the rookie award in the three major categories of music, dramas and film, making her a Triple Crown winner.

Not only did Suzy take home the Female Rookie Award at the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards alongside her miss A group mates, she was awarded the Best Rookie Actress award at the 2011 KBS Drama Awards for her performance in Dream High before snagging the Best Rookie Actress award at the 48th Paeksang Arts Awards this year for film Architecture 101.

Suzy is in the running to take home the 20’s Movie Star award as well as the 20’s Trendy Music Award with her fellow miss A members at this year’s 20’s Choice Awards, but she’s no rookie when it comes to the award show, having received the Hot New Star Award last year.

The singer and actress can’t seem to catch a break these days as she has since begun filming for new KBS drama Big, and she’s undoubtedly one rising star to keep an eye on.

But will Suzy be adding a 2012 20’s Choice Award trophy to her collection? Find out when the big show airs on June 28.

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