“Goblin” (도깨비) aka “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神-도깨비) aired its final episode on Saturday (21st January) and it beat “Reply 1988” in terms of highest average viewer ratings among cable dramas.

The last episode of “Goblin” received an average viewer rating of 20.5% and a peak of 22.1% while the 20th episode of “Reply 1988” reached 19.6% with a peak of 21.6%. Both dramas are hailed from tvN (Total Variety Network).

Source: tvN
Source: tvN

According to Koreaboo, drama from cable channels receive lower viewer ratings compared to public channels like KBS, MBC, and SBS. This is because cable broadcasts aren’t as widely available to the public. From production value to storyline, to celebrity cast, “Goblin” has definitely raised the bar for cable dramas.


To thank fans for their love and support, tvN has announced that a 2-episode special containing behind-the-scenes footages will be aired on 3rd and 4th February. The broadcasting studio has also dropped a series of photos on the drama’s official Facebook page.

Take a look at the photos in the gallery below:

“Goblin” will be followed up by “Tomorrow, With You”, starring Shin Min-ah and “Signal” (시그널) star Lee Je Hoon. The upcoming drama, which is slated for premiere on 3rd February, follows the relationship of a time traveller and his wife.

If you need new K-Dramas to fill up time slot, check out our TV guide 🙂

Sources: Koreaboo, Soompi.

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