Backstreet Rookie: Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung starrer maintains solid ratings despite cancellation demands

K-drama Backstreet Rookie, starring Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung in the lead roles, maintained a solid ratings despite people demanding the series be cancelled. Read on to know more.
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Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo starrer SBS drama Backstreet Rookie aired its third episode and received love from the viewers. After the premiere of its first two episodes earlier this month, the series found itself in the middle controversy and many K-drama fans demanded the series be cancelled. Korean news outlet PD Journal recently reported over 6000 complaints have been registered against the series. Korea Communications Standards Commission and the channel's site has received complaints regarding the show's inappropriate “sexual nature”.

However, despite the backlash, Backstreet Rookie’s ratings are going strong. According to Nielsen Korea, the broadcast of the romantic comedy series scored average nationwide ratings of 4.9 percent and 6.7 percent for its two parts, Soompi reported. The ratings peaked at 9.9 percent in the Seoul metropolitan area. Before the third episode aired on June 26th, the viewers voiced their concerns about adult content featured in the SBS drama. The series based on the webtoon Convenience Store Saet Byul by Hwalhwasan and Geumsagong.

Traditional K-drama series usually air at least four to six episodes, to develop the story, before the lead characters are featured kissing on screen. However, in this particular series, the lead characters ended up kissing in the very first episode. This scene did not go down well with the viewers, who pointed out that according to the plotline, the female lead character is still in the high-school while the male lead is 30-years-old. After the very first episode, the viewers demanded the series be cancelled because of its adult elements.

Anonymous 2 days ago

Backstreet rookie is so much fun to watch. I really like to watch this drama.

Anonymous 2 days ago

"Don't judge the book by it's cover". As you go along the story, you will see the moral lesson is still there. JCW nd KYJ portray it very well. I'm really sure that it is just the beginning and there is still more that's why I'm really looking forward and exited for the next episode. For all the cast and crew of Backstreet Rookie, Congratulations.

Anonymous 3 days ago

Watching from Canada,please don't cancel it. I like the drama.

Anonymous 3 days ago

Wow. Ya agree pls do not cancel the show. Been waiting for JCW new drama. I'm from Malaysia.

Anonymous 4 days ago

Please if possible air it on Netflix.ji chang wok is ❤️

Anonymous 4 days ago

You can't judge the whole show by just one episode. Haters please stop watching if you're so much filled with hatred. We're loving the show and going to watch it till the end.

Anonymous 4 days ago

Facts of life are being shown in the series, why questioned them. It's a great show!!!!

Anonymous 4 days ago

I am so happy that Backstreet Rookie got high ratings this time....many of the Indians have spoken true in the comments about the age gap .. third and fourth episodes were really gud..infact fourth one I really liked it and made me like what's gonna happen and how it's going to be..I really loved the chemistry between jichangwook and the actress..they really cute .. it was really funny..main leads nailed it.. Backstreet Rookie I support it..this is my first kdrama that I am watching it like this on Fridays and. Saturday.where I mostly finish watching korean dramas within two days...ontime kdrama watching is Backstreet rookie.kind f new experience..

Anonymous 4 days ago

I watched a lot of k dramas for a while but this drama is something that I'm really obsessed with and I love it. If you guys feel it inappropriate then don't watch it but there are many people who are waiting for this drama eagerly so think about them as well.

Anonymous 4 days ago

These romantic comedy drama is fun to watch and I love it....❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous 5 days ago

I actually love this Drama....I've been watching korean drama for a long time and this was the best Romantic Comedy that i have been encounter so far...in my opinion this is a great show, and for the people whpo wants to cancel this show - just don't watch it if you do not like it. you're going to ruin the mood of international kdrama lover just for the sake of yours. This is just my opinion.

Anonymous 5 days ago

I'm an international fan. Hello from Greece :)

Anonymous 5 days ago

SAY NONONONONO TO CANCEL! THE SHOW IS SO BLASH! TRY TO LOOK SOME GOOD MORAL LESSON THE SHOW LOVE TO SHOW TOO. .AND STOP MAKING THE BIG DEAL ABOUT THE SIMPLE KISSING HAHAHAH COME ON GROW UP! LEARN TO CREATE SOME GOOD KARMA! THE GLOBAL FANS WAITING ENJOYING TO WATCH EVERY EP. OF BACKSTREET ROOKIE. .BOTH JI CHANG WOOK & KIM YOO JUNG ARE ADULT SO STOP BEING BAD HERE!AND JUST ENJOY LOVE THE SHOW. .HENGYOOO♡

Anonymous 5 days ago

Lol...you should watch some bollywood movies then..where the age gap is like 20 or even 30 yrs..so pls chill..they r just acting...not living...

Anonymous 5 days ago

I eagerly wait for the new episode to be air n before it end the even half everyone started criticizing it's really a fun drama please continue n support the actor/actress....

Anonymous 5 days ago

Hi

Anonymous 5 days ago

Iam in luv with this show and if people don't like it then stop watching it there are other through out the world that wants watch it I hope they don't cannel the drama.

Anonymous 5 days ago

Knetz seem uncomfortable cause they haven't been used to this kind of content lmao still it's a hilarious kdrama and everyone seems to love it

Anonymous 5 days ago

It got 8.3 rating on episode 4

Anonymous 5 days ago

That's because the show is actually good! ep4 was so funny and heartwarming and can't help but gush over the leads' chemistry! That's why it's now No1 in ratings! yay, fighting! (ps. hope you can make that ur next article headline and not just highlight all the haters and negativity :) I think this is a good reminder to all those haters who judged it in one episode. Take note that there's something called "character development" in shows where people change. Ep1 was obviously there to establish the Saet Byul's trouble maker past and we can see as the drama progresses that she's doing her best to help make her sister and herself live a good life. And she's just sexy, she's not being exploited and objectified as some haters comment (sigh). In fact, it's the opposite as she is portrayed as a heroine who uses her strength to protect others and turn bad guys in the right direction/teach them a lesson. opposite to most FLs who are usually the damsel in distress in need of a man saving them. so yes, pls give this drama a shot despite the haters who want a show cancelled after 1 episode. there's a reason why it's no1 in ratings now. because it will make you smile, feel good, and make your heart flutter! <3

Anonymous 5 days ago

those supposed to be fans were all hypocrits.there are dramas that tackles abortion,why not ask for their cancellation.

Anonymous 5 days ago

Aah geez really this really becoming offensive now !! I loved the drama so much .. Seeing the age gap it doesn't matter after all they r acting not marrying ..in Hollywood , Bollywood its common ... And about the Kiss ..what happened if the kiss is in the 1st EP not in 6th or 8th EP ..... About Kentz ..he is we to on artist so I think he need to play that role and indulge in the character ...I think he done a great job acting like this ..its hard to accept these type of characters ... Korean industry is not used to this type of things I feel. . but they had Borden there minds ..its high time now ....

Anonymous 5 days ago

Love the show and haters should not watch if they they have a problem with it.

Anonymous 5 days ago

For all you haters, you must really don't have a life. It's a drama. It's so simple: if you like it don't watch it. We surely NOT gonna miss nor care for your opinion. PLZ HATERS GET A LIFE.

Anonymous 5 days ago

Why do people make a big deal out of kissing scene. Try watching Hollywood movies where they have sex scenes and the actors bare naked. One thing I like Korean about films. The actors don't take off their clothes and the kissing scenes are not offensive. Just finish the series and let the fans like us enjoy watching our idols. People can be so hypocrite.

Anonymous 5 days ago

Omg i feel the same! Less guilty watching korean dramas compared to Hollywood ones. Korean dramas are still very much decent. Well-styled, very little skin baring, and mostly well-mannered speaking. And i find backstreet rookie entertaining and funny. Esp the lead girl actress. She's very pretty and quirky.

Anonymous 5 days ago

Ratings for the show have gone up even more. Haters can seethe.

Anonymous 5 days ago

International fans are enjoying Backstreet Rookie! Just finished watching Episode 4 and I found it not only hilarious but heartwarming as well. I can see a display of geniune friendship and lessons on rushed judgments and second chances! People tend to judge before ascertaining the facts. I'm loving how the story unfolds! I'm loving the chemistry of JCW and KYJ too! Brilliant actor and actress!

Anonymous 5 days ago

OKAY BUT YALL BOLLYWOOD MOVIES/DRAMAS HAVE A GREATER AGE DIFFERENCE THAN THIS YALL NEED TO CHILL YOU

Anonymous 5 days ago

Sick of this mess. They cried about The King then it topped everything. They gave CLOY best actor/actress nothing but horrayed over Camilla Bloom which wasn’t deserving at all.

Anonymous 5 days ago

In MY SECRET ROMANCE, the two lead characters had s*x in the first episode. But I didn't see netizens complaining then. Smh.

Anonymous 5 days ago

It's an interesting drama and I don't find it offensive. Let's learn to appreciate everything instead of pointing out the weak spot and lastly , we are not living in a perfect world and nobody is perfect so learn to appreciate their heart work...

Anonymous 5 days ago

Haters will always fine a way to criticize other as they have no other work than that shit...... commenting hates sh*ts all over the website......try to appreciate other afford....

Anonymous 5 days ago

If you don't like it then don't watch it that's simple.... Why wasting your time and effort by complaining about the show/drama.They are many people who love it including me and we gonna watch it till the end. So stop wasting your time and others times too. And yeah... It's just a drama no need of creating a sence.

Anonymous 5 days ago

Seriously don't watch it if you have problems why demand it to get cancelled some people do enjoy the drama

Anonymous 5 days ago

Hypocrite fans!! If u truly are a fan of the actors than give some respect and love for what they choose to play. Iam also a fan and I don't give a shit about how they both present themselves. Infact we r happy that they look superb a a couple.i dont get it how the netizens are against the show.

Anonymous 5 days ago

Why are people creating unnecessary ruckus out of nothing ?The show is very well accepted by international fans.Please don't cancel the show and air it on Netflix.When people can accept goblin a love story between a high schooler and a 900 year old goblin which was the most overrated k drama I have ever come across,this is nothing. Wookie oppa hwaiting

Anonymous 5 days ago

Point

Anonymous 5 days ago

This was probably prompted by jealous competitors. They are so hypocrite.

Anonymous 5 days ago

Lmao am i seeing a comparison between a mediocre, routine romcom and GOBLIN? You might like the show but get it together. Goblin is on a different level on every aspect.

Anonymous 5 days ago

Goblin is 1000 times better and funnier than this racist mess

Anonymous 5 days ago

Bad paper press do not pay attention. The show will Be finished and audience are very good. Respect actors please

Anonymous 5 days ago

Knetz is over dramatic only for 1 ep they are demanding for the show to be cancel. for example can they (knetz)work for severe month and someone tell them cuz ur work have some mistake u will not get paid. they have to consider the actors effort.

Anonymous 5 days ago

Das is knetz problem not international we loved the show very well.

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