Having announced back-to-back episodes for ‘Rooftop Prince‘ on April 12th, SBS has decided against what they planned just yesterday and chose to stick to regular programming instead.
On the morning of April 12th, SBS announced through its official Twitter, “Although we originally planned for back-to-back episodes, we have decided to just broadcast Episode 7 for tonight. For everyone who has been anticipating, we will be uploading a BTS video and photos, please wait patiently.”
Due to coverage of the National Assembly Elections last night, SBS and MBC decided to pre-empt their regular programming, which included dramas ‘Rooftop Prince‘ and ‘King 2 Hearts‘ respectively. They then announced back-to-back episodes for both on April 12th. While SBS has decided to change plans, MBC will go ahead with what they promised.
Meanwhile, KBS was able to stick with their regular programming because they had 2 channels, and their drama ‘Equator Man‘ saw a huge rise in ratings, achieving an increase of 4.1% to reach 14.5%. SBS and MBC showed their election specials and drew ratings of 9.8% and 5.1% respectively.
Note: You can see the behind-the-scenes photos in this previous post
[NEWS] ‘Rooftop Prince’ will not air two episodes on the same day
SBS’s series Rooftop Prince cancelled to air two episodes in a row on the same day.
Due to the broadcast on general election result on April 11, the 7th and 8th episodes of the series supposed to air on April 12.
A spokesperson for SBS, however, said, “We finally decided to air the 7th episode only. After the series, Honeywill air as usual.”
“We haven’t decided whether we will air the 8th and 9th episodes next week or not. Since one episode is delayed, we are thinking about supplementary air schedule.”
KBS’s Wednesday- Thursday series Man of the Equator only aired on April 11 among other TV dramas. The series received 14.3 percent of the audience rating, which is the highest score as itself.