TVN (South Korean TV channel)

TVN (Total Variety Network; stylized as tvN) is a South Korean nationwide general entertainment network owned by CJ ENM E&M Division, available on cable, SkyLife and IPTV platforms.[1][2][3][4][5] Since 2014, the network is headed by Rhee Myung-han [ko].

TVN
Logo tvN.svg
Logo used since 2012
CountrySouth Korea
SloganContent Trend Leader
Endless Pleasures (즐거움엔 끝이 없다)
Where Fun Takes Off
Best Korean Entertainment (Since December 2018, this slogan has been used)
[a]
HeadquartersCJ E&M Center,
66 Sangamsan-ro, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Programming
Picture format1080i
Ownership
OwnerCJ ENM E&M Division
Sister channels
History
LaunchedOctober 9, 2006; 14 years ago (2006-10-09)
ReplacedTVN
Former namesChannel M
Links
WebsitetvN.tving.com
Availability
Cable
Available on
most
South Korean cable systems
Check local listings for details
Satellite
SkyLifechannel 20 (HD)
IPTV
KT Olleh TVChannel 3 (HD)
SK Broadband B tvChannel 3 (HD)
LG U+ TVChannel 3 (HD)
Streaming media
TVING [ko] (South Korea)Live C00551
Former logo used from 2009 to 2012.

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 third 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 33 spots of the 60 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 21:00 (KST) L.U.C.A.: The Beginning 루카: 더 비기닝 February 1, 2021
Wednesday and Thursday at 22:30 (KST) True Beauty 여신강림 December 9, 2020
Thursday at 21:00 (KST) Hospital Playlist 슬기로운 의사생활 March 12, 2020
Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 (KST) Mr. Queen 철인왕후 December 12, 2020

EntertainmentEdit

Currently airing entertainment shows
Airtime Program Original title Start date Notes
Monday at 23:00 (KST) More Salty Tour 더 짠내투어 June 17, 2019
Tuesday at 23:00 (KST) You Quiz on the Block 유 퀴즈 온 더 블럭 August 29, 2018 (2018-08-29)
Wednesday at 23:00 (KST) Wednesday Music Playlist 수요일은 음악프로 October 2, 2019 (2019-10-02)
Thursday at 20:10 (KST) Problematic Men 문제적남자 February 26, 2015 (2015-02-26)
Friday at 21:10 (KST) Summer Vacation 여름방학 July 17, 2020
Saturday at 19:40 (KST) DoReMi Market 도레미 마켓 April 7, 2018
Saturday at 22:40 (KST) On & Off 온앤오프 May 2, 2020
Sunday at 19:40 (KST) Comedy Big League 코미디빅리그 September 17, 2011 [9]
Sunday at 22:50 (KST) Hometown Flex 서울촌놈 July 12, 2020

SportsEdit

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.

Foreign partnersEdit

Partner Country/continents
Canal+ France
Egypt
Canal+ Spain
DStv Africa
Sky 1 United Kingdom
tvN Asia
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau
  • Thailand
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam (now closed)
  • Philippines
  • Timor Leste
  • Myanmar
  • Sri Lanka
  • MENA
  • Russia
  • Mongolia
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Since January 2017, the official corporate slogan is Content Trend Leader, while the official marketing/advertising slogan is Endless Pleasures (즐거움엔 끝이 없다, Jeulgeoum-en kkeut-i eobsda).

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. ^ "The AFC.com - The Asian Football Confederation". The AFC. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  11. ^ UEFA (April 8, 2008). "Korea service for CJ Media | Inside UEFA". UEFA. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  12. ^ "February 16, 2020 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(사랑의불시착<본>) 21.683%
  13. ^ "Reply 1988 Writes Cable Television History". Stoo Asaie.
  14. ^ "January 16, 2016 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 응답하라1988<본> 18.803%
  15. ^ "January 21, 2017 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 쓸쓸하고찬란하신도깨비<본> 18.680%
  16. ^ "September 30, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 미스터션샤인<본> 18.129%
  17. ^ "October 30, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 월화드라마(백일의낭군님<본>) 14.412%
  18. ^ "May 28, 2020 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 슬기로운 의사생활<본> 14.142%
  19. ^ "March 12, 2016 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 시그널<본> 12.544%
  20. ^ "September 1, 2019 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(호텔델루나<본>) 12.001%
  21. ^ "December 28, 2013 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 응답하라1994 11.509%
  22. ^ "January 18, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 수목드라마(슬기로운감빵생활<본>) 11.195%
  23. ^ "March 4, 2019 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 월화드라마(왕이된남자<본>) 10.851%
  24. ^ "November 29, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 수목드라마(남자친구<본>) 10.329%
  25. ^ "January 13, 2019 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(알함브라궁전의추억<본>) 10.025%
  26. ^ "June 28, 2016 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 월화드라마(또오해영<본>) 9.991%
  27. ^ a b "Nielsen Korea". www.nielsenkorea.co.kr. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  28. ^ "July 1, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 무법변호사<본> 8.937%
  29. ^ "July 11, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 수목드라마(김비서가왜그럴까<본>) 8.665%
  30. ^ "December 20, 2014 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 미생<본> 8.240%
  31. ^ "August 30, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 수목드라마(아는와이프<본>) 8.210%
  32. ^ "July 1, 2016 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 2nd (tvN) 디어마이프렌즈<본> 8.087%
  33. ^ "February 16, 2020 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(사랑의불시착<본>) 6,337
  34. ^ "September 30, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 미스터션샤인<본> 4,631
  35. ^ "September 1, 2019 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(호텔델루나<본>) 3,674
  36. ^ "May 28, 2020 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 슬기로운 의사생활<본> 3,579
  37. ^ "October 30, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 월화드라마(백일의낭군님<본>) 3,264
  38. ^ "January 18, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 수목드라마(슬기로운감빵생활<본>) 3,063
  39. ^ "January 13, 2019 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(알함브라궁전의추억<본>) 2,853
  40. ^ "November 29, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 수목드라마(남자친구<본>) 2,473
  41. ^ "March 4, 2019 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 월화드라마(왕이된남자<본>) 2,447
  42. ^ "July 11, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 수목드라마(김비서가왜그럴까<본>) 2,383
  43. ^ "June 9, 2019 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 아스달연대기<본> 2,120
  44. ^ "March 4, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 화유기<본> 2,115
  45. ^ "July 1, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 무법변호사<본> 2,115
  46. ^ "August 9, 2020 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(사이코지만괜찮아2부<본>) 2,065
  47. ^ "August 30, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 수목드라마(아는와이프<본>) 2,039
  48. ^ "March 1, 2020 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(하이바이마마<본>) 1,915
  49. ^ "April 22, 2018 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(라이브<본>) 1,823
  50. ^ "March 17, 2020 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 방법<본> 1,717
  51. ^ "March 17, 2019 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 토일드라마(로맨스는별책부록<본>) 1,687

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