The first episode of tvN’s “Goblin” which aired on December 2, promptly broke the cable channel’s previous premiere ratings record set last year with “Reply 1988.”
Combining together the paid platform viewership ratings on cable, satellite, and IPTV, the first installment of”Goblin” garnered an average of 6.9 percent and a total of 9.3 percent. “Reply 1988’s” first episode received 6.7 percent and 8.6 percent respectively.
Moreover, “Goblin’s” premiere garnered an average 4.4 percent and total 5.8 percent viewership ratings among men and women ranging the age of 20-40 years , tvN’s target audience. Even including the dramas airing on different broadcasting stations, “Goblin” also had the highest viewership ratings in its time slot.
“Goblin” showcases a reunion between “Descendants of the Sun” writer Kim Eun Sook and director Lee Eung Bok in a fantasy/rom-com that tells the story of Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) who has transform an immortal goblin and needs a bride to turn the path his life has taken.
Lee Dong Wook co-stars as a cold, efficient, and amnesiac grim reaper who usually gets into funny arguments with the goblin. Kim Go Eun plays Ji Eun Tak, who has the ability to see ghosts and is given a second chance at life with the help of her mother’s prayers.