tvN (South Korean TV channel)

TVN (Stylized as tvN) is a South Korean nationwide pay television network owned by CJ E&M, entertainment division of CJ ENM. tvN programming consists of a variety of entertainment content, focused in television series and variety shows. It is available on cable, on satellite through SkyLife, and IPTV platforms in South Korea.[1][2][3][4][5] Since 2014, the network is headed by Rhee Myung-han. From June 28, 2010, to April 30, 2013, tvN Go was broadcast by renting a channel from Korea DMB.

TVN
Logo tvN.svg
Logo used since 2021
CountrySouth Korea
HeadquartersCJ E&M Center,
66 Sangamsan-ro, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Programming
Picture format1080i HDTV
Ownership
OwnerCJ ENM E&M Division
(CJ Group)
Sister channels
History
LaunchedOctober 9, 2006; 15 years ago (2006-10-09)
Former namesChannel M (Asian Feed)
Links
Websitetvn.tving.com
Availability
Streaming media
TVING (South Korea)Live C00551

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ProgramsEdit

NewsEdit

TV seriesEdit

tvN dramas are exported to various countries in Asia and the Americas. tvN's highest-rated TV series are Crash Landing On You , Reply 1988 and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God. Crash Landing On You final episode recorded 21.683% nationwide audience share making it third highest rated drama in Korean cable Television history and also the 1st tvN drama to cross 20% ratings, also this drama received critical acclaim for its screenplay, direction and performances. Reply 1988 received both critical and audience acclaim with its finale episode recording an 18.8% nationwide audience share, making it the fourth highest rated drama in Korean cable television history.[6] In addition, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God was also a hit and consistently topped cable television viewership ratings in its time slot. Its final episode recorded an 18.680% nationwide audience share according to Nielsen paid platform, making the episode the fourth highest rated in Korean cable television history.[7] It received critical acclaim and became a cultural phenomenon in South Korea.[8]

Currently, tvN dramas hold 34 spots of the 50 on the list of highest-rated Korean dramas in cable television.

Currently airing TV series
Airtime Program Original title Start date
Monday and Tuesday at 22:30 (KST) Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist 조선 정신과 의사 유세풍 August 1, 2022
Wednesday and Thursday at 22:30 (KST) Adamas 아다마스 July 27, 2022
Friday and Saturday at 22:40 (KST) Blind 블라인드 September 16, 2022
Saturday and Sunday at 21:10 (KST) Alchemy of Souls 환혼 June 18, 2022

EntertainmentEdit

Currently airing entertainment shows
Airtime Program Original title Start date Notes
Wednesday at 20:40 (KST) You Quiz on the Block 유 퀴즈 온 더 블럭 August 29, 2018 (2018-08-29)
Saturday at 19:40 (KST) DoReMi Market 도레미 마켓 April 7, 2018
Sunday at 19:45 (KST) Comedy Big League 코미디빅리그 September 17, 2011 [9]

SportsEdit

Alongside with sporting lineups aired on tvN, tvN SPORTS also launched as a standalone channel in 2022.

FootballEdit

TennisEdit

Mixed Martial ArtsEdit

Aquatics sportsEdit

  • 19th FINA World Championships Budapest 2022

Viewership ratingsEdit

The table below lists the top 20 dramas with the highest average audience share ratings (nationwide), corresponding episode with highest rating and the date.

Top 20 series per nationwide household rating
# Series Nationwide
household rating
(Nielsen)
Final episode date Ref
1 Crash Landing on You 21.683% 16 February 2020 [14]
2 Reply 1988 18.803% 16 January 2016 [15][16]
3 Guardian: The Lonely and Great God 18.680% 21 January 2017 [17]
4 Mr. Sunshine 18.129% 30 September 2018 [18]
5 Mr. Queen 17.371% 14 February 2021 [19]
6 Vincenzo 14.636% 2 May 2021 [20]
7 Our Blues 14.597% 12 June 2022 [21]
8 100 Days My Prince 14.412% 30 October 2018 [22]
9 Hospital Playlist 14.142% 28 May 2020 [23]
10 Hospital Playlist 2 14.080% 16 September 2021 [24]
11 Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha 12.665% 17 October 2021 [25]
12 Signal 12.544% 12 March 2016 [26]
13 Hotel del Luna 12.001% 1 September 2019 [27]
14 Twenty-Five Twenty-One 11.513% 3 April 2022 [28]
15 Reply 1994 11.509% 28 December 2013 [29]
16 Prison Playbook 11.195% 18 January 2018 [30]
17 The Crowned Clown 10.851% 4 March 2019 [31]
18 Jirisan 10.663% 12 December 2021 [32]
19 Mine 10.512% 27 June 2021 [33]
20 Encounter 10.329% 24 January 2019 [34]

The table below lists the top 20 dramas with the highest nationwide viewers (in millions), corresponding episode with highest nationwide viewers and the date.

Top 20 series per nationwide viewers (million)[note 1]
# Series Nationwide viewers
number in million
(Nielsen)
Final episode date Ref
1 Crash Landing on You 6.337 16 February 2020 [35]
2 Mr. Queen 4.749 14 February 2021 [36]
3 Mr. Sunshine 4.631 30 September 2018 [37]
4 Hospital Playlist 2 3.853 16 September 2021 [38]
5 Vincenzo 3.841 2 May 2021 [20]
6 Hotel del Luna 3.674 1 September 2019 [39]
7 Hospital Playlist 3.579 28 May 2020 [40]
8 Our Blues 3.419 12 June 2022 [41]
9 100 Days My Prince 3.264 30 October 2018 [42]
10 Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha 3.237 17 October 2021 [43]
11 Prison Playbook 3.063 18 January 2018 [44]
12 Twenty-Five Twenty-One 3.047 3 April 2022 [45]
13 Memories of the Alhambra 2.853 20 January 2019 [46]
14 Jirisan 2.586 12 December 2021 [47]
15 Encounter 2.473 24 January 2019 [48]
16 The Crowned Clown 2.447 4 March 2019 [49]
17 Mine 2.429 27 June 2021 [50]
18 What's Wrong with Secretary Kim 2.383 26 July 2018 [51]
19 Stranger 2 2.186 4 Oct 2020 [52]
20 A Korean Odyssey 2.115 4 March 2018 [53]

Foreign partnersEdit

Partner Country/continents
Canal+ France
Egypt
Canal+ Spain
DStv Africa (pop-up channel)
Sky 1 United Kingdom (closed Sep 2021)
Varies

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The number of viewers was released on Nielsen starting January 2018.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ all 10 South Korea matches on tvN, plus selected matches on tvN Show & TVING; shared with Coupang Play
  2. ^ Finals tournament only
  3. ^ beginning from UFC 274; live streaming on TVING for selected events

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Park, Si-soo (May 9, 2014). "tvN turns disadvantages into critical edge". The Korea Times. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "Cable Channels Woo Viewers Away from News". The Chosun Ilbo. January 12, 2007. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  3. ^ Kim, Tong-hyung (March 3, 2010). "Cable TV Industry at a Crossroads". The Korea Times. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "CJ E&M makes 13.3 bil. won in TV drama exports". The Korea Times. October 30, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  5. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (October 31, 2012). "CJ E&M sees its programs spread far and wide". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  6. ^ "January 16, 2016 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 응답하라1988<본> 18.803%
  7. ^ "January 21, 2017 Nationwide Cable Ratings" (in Korean). Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 쓸쓸하고찬란하신도깨비<본> 18.680%
  8. ^ "Goblin Rom-Com Sets New Milestone for Cable Soaps". The Chosun Ilbo. January 23, 2017.
  9. ^ Ko, Dong-hwan (April 10, 2016). "Comedy Big League no laughing matter". Korea Times. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  10. ^ "CJ ENM wins exclusive S. Korean media rights to Asian football matches". Yonhap News Agency. January 29, 2020. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  11. ^ "티빙, tvN·XtvN과 '유로 2020' 독점 생중계" (in Korean). ETNews.com. May 24, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  12. ^ "CJ ENM, 독일 분데스리가 3년 중계권 확보". 다음뉴스 (in Korean). Retrieved August 29, 2021.
  13. ^ Jones, Rory (May 3, 2022). "UFC lands on CJ ENM in South Korea". SportsPro. Retrieved May 6, 2022.
  14. ^ "February 16, 2020 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(사랑의불시착<본>) 21.683%
  15. ^ "Reply 1988 Writes Cable Television History". Stoo Asaie.
  16. ^ "January 16, 2016 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 응답하라1988<본> 18.803%
  17. ^ "January 21, 2017 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 쓸쓸하고찬란하신도깨비<본> 18.680%
  18. ^ "September 30, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 미스터션샤인<본> 18.129%
  19. ^ "February 14, 2021 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea.co.kr. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  20. ^ a b "Nielsen Korea". www.nielsenkorea.co.kr. Retrieved May 3, 2021.
  21. ^ "June 12, 2022 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(우리들의블루스<본>) 14.597%
  22. ^ "October 30, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 월화드라마(백일의낭군님<본>) 14.412%
  23. ^ "May 28, 2020 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 슬기로운 의사생활<본> 14.142%
  24. ^ "September 16, 2021 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 슬기로운의사생활2<본> 14.080%
  25. ^ "October 10, 2021 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(갯마을차차차<본>) 12.665%
  26. ^ "March 12, 2016 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 시그널<본> 12.544%
  27. ^ "September 1, 2019 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(호텔델루나<본>) 12.001%
  28. ^ "April 3, 2022 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 스물다섯스물하나<본> 11.513%
  29. ^ "December 28, 2013 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 응답하라1994 11.509%
  30. ^ "January 18, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 수목드라마(슬기로운감빵생활<본>) 11.195%
  31. ^ "March 4, 2019 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 월화드라마(왕이된남자<본>) 10.851%
  32. ^ "October 24, 2021 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 특별기획지리산<본>) 10.663%
  33. ^ "June 27, 2021 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 마인<본>) 10.512%
  34. ^ "November 29, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 수목드라마(남자친구<본>) 10.329%
  35. ^ "February 16, 2020 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(사랑의불시착<본>) 6,337
  36. ^ "February 14, 2021 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(철인왕후조선중전영혼가출스캔들<본>) 4,749
  37. ^ "September 30, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 미스터션샤인<본> 4,631
  38. ^ "September 16, 2021 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 슬기로운의사생활2<본> 3,853
  39. ^ "September 1, 2019 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(호텔델루나<본>) 3,674
  40. ^ "May 28, 2020 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 슬기로운 의사생활<본> 3,579
  41. ^ "June 12, 2022 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(우리들의블루스<본>) 3,419
  42. ^ "October 30, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 월화드라마(백일의낭군님<본>) 3,264
  43. ^ "October 10, 2021 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(갯마을차차차<본>) 3,237
  44. ^ "January 18, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 수목드라마(슬기로운감빵생활<본>) 3,063
  45. ^ "April 3, 2022 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 스물다섯스물하나<본> 3,047
  46. ^ "January 13, 2019 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(알함브라궁전의추억<본>) 2,853
  47. ^ "October 24, 2021 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 특별기획지리산<본> 2,586
  48. ^ "November 29, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 수목드라마(남자친구<본>) 2,473
  49. ^ "March 4, 2019 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 월화드라마(왕이된남자<본>) 2,447
  50. ^ "June 27, 2021 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(하이바이마마<본>) 1,915
  51. ^ "July 11, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 마인<본>) 2,429
  52. ^ "October 4, 2021 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 비밀의숲2<본> 2,186
  53. ^ "March 4, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 화유기<본> 2,115

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