tvN’s latest 24-hour express drama in Asia– Player– starring Song Seung-heon(宋承宪) and Krystal (郑秀晶), has captured audience’s attention with action-packed scenes and witty humour. The show broadcasts exclusively on tvN in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia every Sunday & Monday at 21:45 (GMT+8).
The first episode of Player ranked No. 1 across all channels, including pay TV, IPTV and public broadcast network, during the same timeslot in Korea, with an average viewership rating of 4.0% and a peak at 4.7%. Just the premiere episode, Player has already managed to break the record of the highest-rated pilot episode viewership in OCN’s history, which is previously held by Voice 2.
In Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, audience can enjoy Player through tvN within 24 hours of Korea’s broadcast. Picking up the momentum, episode 2 ranked No. 1 among target audience (males and females; aged 20-49) in all 120 pay TV channels in Singapore (source: Gfk; Evogenius Reporting).
The first episode revealed the story of corrupted and privileged people abusing their rapport with the government for their own sake. Seeing these people amassing wealth through illicit means, the prosecutor Jang In-gyu (Kim Won-hae) believes taking them to court is simply not enough. This became the beginning of his collaboration with the “Player” gang, which consist of a conman Kang Ha-ri (Song Seung-heon), a driver Cha Ah-ryung (Krystal), a hacker Im Byung-min (Lee Si-eon) and a fighter Do Jin-woong (Tae Won-suk). A thrilling battle between the unscrupulous people and the gang featured spectacular fighting scenes while the hilarious interactions between the gang were totally unexpected. Player quickly captured audience attention, with many leaving positive comments on social media like, “Player is so interesting, I held my breath when watching it!”; “Best action drama ever! Can’t wait for the next episode!”
Want more actions and laughters from the gang? Stay tuned. tvN Asia’s latest 24-hour express action drama Player broadcasts on tvN in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia every Sunday and Monday at 21:45 (GMT+8), with subtitles in English, Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia.
Player is available on tvN in the following platforms
新電信電視 Singtel TV Channel 518 (HD) / Channel 619 (HD)
星和視界 StarHub TV Channel 824 (HD)
Astro Channel 395 (HD) / Astro GO
unifi tv Channel 211 (HD) / unifi playtv app
My Republic Channel 46 (HD)
Transvision Channel 321 (HD)