‘Captivating the King’ Recovers From Slight Dip In Ratings With Latest Episode

On February 4, tvN’s period drama “Captivating the King” finally released its latest episode, satisfying the curiosity about what happened between Jo Jung Suk and Shin Se Kyung.

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With its latest episode, the drama saw a slight rise in its viewership scores, proving its skyrocketing popularity and success. Read to know more.

‘Captivating the King’ Sees Slight Rise In Viewership Scores

It’s not only the king that was captivated this weekend but also the viewers who tuned in to the newest episodes of tvN’s “Captivating the King.”

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Jo Jung Suk & Shin Se Kyung’s ‘Captivating the King’ Scores New Personal Best

The drama released its latest episode, which received great reception and high praises from viewers, thanks to the intense two-shot scenes between Jo Jung Suk and Shin Se Kyung.

“Captivating the King” episode 6, which aired on February 4, received a high score of 5.5%, ranking first among weekend dramas across all cable channels.

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Jo Jung Suk

The series took a 1.7% leap from the previous episode the night before. In addition to that, it also peaked at 7.9% nationwide, proving its skyrocketing popularity and success.

With this, the production unit of the drama expects “Captivating the King” to continue receiving an all-time high streak as it progresses especially now that it’s set to enter the second half.

‘Captivating the King’ Episode 6 Recap

In episode 6, Shin Se Kyung’s Kang Hee Soo returned to Joseon as Kang Mong Woo to avenge herself from the king himself.

She tries to become the king’s Go playmate and slowly creep into his world, and finally take him down from his dictatorial reign.

‘Captivating the King’ Episode 1-2: Jo Jung Suk Fatefully Meets Shin Se Kyung
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Shin Se Kyung
‘Captivating the King’ Episode 1-2: Jo Jung Suk Fatefully Meets Shin Se Kyung
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Lee Shin Young

However, Lee In, played by Jo Jung Suk, has uncovered her plans, shaking her core. With this, Kang Hee Soo tries to recruit Lee Shin Young’s Kim Myung Ha to her plans.

Unbeknownst to them, Lee In has seen the two embracing one another, igniting the fiery pit of jealousy, hinting at the love triangle between them.

‘Captivating the King’ To Release 4 Episodes Simultaneously

The fourth week of broadcast of Jo Jung Suk and Shin Se Kyung’s “Captivating the King” coincides with the Lunar New Year this 2024.

However, fans shouldn’t worry as the production unit has a special surprise. According to tvN, “Captivating the King” will release four episodes this weekend.

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Jo Jung Suk, Shin Se Kyung

Originally released on Saturday and Sunday, episode 7 will be broadcast on Friday, February 9 at 9:20 p.m. KST. Episode 8 will air on Saturday in the same time slot.

Meanwhile, episodes 9 and 10 will be broadcasted consecutively on Sunday, February 11 on tvN and Netflix so don’t miss it.