Having intense scenes between Park Seo Joon and Park Hyung Sik, “Hwarang” unfortunately ranked last in terms of viewership ratings.

According to the released results on February 22 by Nielsen Korea, KBS 2TV’s Monday-Tuesday drama “Hwarang” received 7.9 percent ratings, which is a 1 percent increase from the ratings for their first episode.

Previously, the drama gained lots of attention for its flower boy cast and interesting premise. But as soon as “Hwarang” progressed, its weaknesses displayed the sluggish development and the inconsistent character appearances. Nonetheless, thanks to the performance of the actors, the last episode showed an inch increase in ratings.

SBS’s “Defendant” achieved a 22.2 percent ratings as the drama continues to maintain its position in first place, while MBC’s “Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People” brought in 11.5 percent ratings.
In the meantime, “Perfect Wife” (tentative title) is set to air after “Hwarang.”