The IC Member News Update (Sunday 3/08/2014)
-Today was press conference day for "I'm A Man."
-Yoo Jae Suk reveals that he selected this show because it seemed to be full of energy and spirit.
"I was thinking about doing a program that I had some sort of tie to. Then I got the proposal to do "I'm A Man." I don't know about anything else but the show seemed like it could be full of energy and spirit so I decided to do it. I don't know what will happen yet but I hope that the realities of men will be well portrayed to female viewers."
-Yoo Jae Suk also apologized for the cancellation of the drama "Love and War," which is replaced by "I'm a Man."
"Program scheduling isn't in our hands but there has been stories about "I'm a Man" causing some trouble in that regard. The pilot episode received praise but when it suddenly ended up replacing the long running program "Love and War," we were worried that it might have upset the viewers." "We apologies to the people that loved "Love and War," we shall work even harder. "
-Yoo Jae Suk also talked about the ratings war, saying that a program shouldn't work by setting itself rating targets.
"The media environment is changing extremely quickly and ratings are very important. No matter how meaningful a program is, if it doesn't get the right ratings then the program will end up disappearing."
"However, I believe we mustn't have ratings as our main goal. The most important thing in a program is fun. If we all work hard and make something fun then I believe that viewers will also enjoy it."
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-Yoo Jae Suk was asked who he wanted to invite to the show and topping the list was Jeon Ji Hyun.
"I saw her (Jeon Ji Hyun) at an award ceremony recently and she really did sparkle. I really want to invite her."
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-Yoo Jae Suk also talked about his resolve and what viewers expect from a show with his backing.
"I, of course, have to take responsibility for the interest the general public has in a project with my name on it. This could be a big burden however rather than consider making a fun program as a burden, I think it is a heartening experience."
"I know of my responsibility if we don't meet viewer's expectations. If we work hard and it still doesn't work out then I'll accept the responsibilities."
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--Ratings for 2/08/2014 6:30PM Saturday Time Slot
Infinity Challenge - 12.6% (+0.8%)
Star King - 7.2% (+0.7%)
Immortal Song 2 - 12.0% (+2.5%)
Note: Summer Vacation Started This Week. This has the effect of inflating ratings for this week.
Source AGB Nielson Korea
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It is great knowing IC rating getting better and better