Congratulations to gold medalist Kim Yuna
Kim Yuna‘s gold-medal-winning performance at Thursday’s Olympic Games (Friday, Korean time) was another ratings blockbuster event, although the broadcast didn’t quite reach the heights of the ratings for the Tuesday short program.
The event aired in Korea on the afternoon of the 26th, and Kim’s performance (which aired from 1:22 pm to 1:29 pm) brought in an impressive 36.4% viewership rating and 62% audience share. A bit unexpectedly, her competitor and silver medalist Mao Asada‘s program (which aired from 1:30 pm to 1:37 pm) brought in even higher numbers with a 38.2% rating and 63.8% audience share, although that could be due to the fact that Asada skated after Kim (in reverse order from the short program), and interest peaked after Asada’s scores were announced and Kim was virtually assured the gold. Both skaters earned incredible scores, although Asada’s overall 205.5 points put her at a distant second to Kim’s record-setting 228.56.
Kim Yuna is the first South Korean to win any Olympic figure skating medal, much less gold. Congratulations to her on a stunning performance.
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