Yay Or Nay? The King's Affection Premiere Rating Off To A Great Start

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The King's Affection is already on Netflix. For K-Drama fans wondering whether the show is good or not, here are some details to help you decide whether you should stream or skip it.

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The King's Affection Premiere Rating

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The King's Affection premieres on Oct. 11. According to Nielsen Korea, the new K-drama TV series has recorded average nation viewership ratings of 6.2 percent. The rating is similar to its predecessor Police University, which achieved an equal rating in its final episode at 6.3 percent.

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Meanwhile, SBS' Lovers of the Red Sky maintained its position as the most-watched Monday-Tuesday drama. It scored average nationwide viewership ratings of 8.8 percent, with a 0.3 percent rise from the previous episode's record of 8.5 percent.

On the other hand, tvN's High Class just set a record after breaking its personal best ratings for the fifth consecutive episode by making average nationwide viewership ratings of 4.8 percent with a peak of 6.1 percent.

The King's Affection Plot: What's The Story Is All About?

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The King's Affection is a gender-swap TV series. Inside the royal palace, the princess gave birth to twins, a boy, and a girl. However, twins are considered an ominous sign. The king believes the little girl is "an abomination." So, he orders the death of his granddaughter.

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The new mother found a way to trick the king's assassin. She told him the little girl was already dead. When the killer looked at the newborn, she didn't move and looked dead, so he left.

However, when the mother and her cohorts pulled a needle in the little girl's neck, she started breathing again. The baby girl was secretly taken away from the palace.

After several years, young Lee Hwi (Nam Yoon Su), the royal prince, noticed that one of the servants, Yeon Seon (Park Eun Bin), looked just like him. He felt that they could swap roles, and they did several times. But in a twist of fate, someone went after the girl and ended up killing the crowned prince.

To hide the actual prince's death, the mother summoned her daughter and had her pretend as the crown prince. She keeps herself distant from most people but will find herself falling in love with Jung Ji-Woon (Rowoon).

The King's Affection: Stream or Skip on Netflix


Overall, it has the classic switch hero or gender swap plot, but it works well. K-drama fans will surely enjoy it.

The series has a total of 20 episodes, but only two episodes will be released per week. The first episode proves to be fun and promising. So, we recommend that you stream it!