November 24, 2016
By Thanussha Priyah
Singapore – Sony Pictures Television Networks’ powerhouse channels ONE and AXN packed a punch in Singapore and Malaysia last Thursday, with the highly anticipated Korean drama Legend of the Blue Sea premiere winning the timeslot across all pay-TV channels, and The Amazing Race Asia topping the international English channels.
In Singapore, ONE’s Legend of the Blue Sea, starring reigning king and queen of Korea Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun, achieved a 52 per cent higher rating than the premiere of ONE’s blockbuster, top rated drama series Scarlet Heart. During its telecast, ONE was the top rated pay-TV channel with a 47 per cent higher rating than the next channel and scooping an 81 percent share amongst the four Korean general entertainment channels. Legend of the Blue Sea also outperformed all other channels in Malaysia, achieving a whopping 92 per cent share amongst the four competing Korean channels. The series is ONE’s highest rating premiere episode in 2016, 84 per cent higher than the premiere of Scarlet Heart.