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'Music Bank' addresses the point system controversy about BTS beating IOI

By alice101   Monday, October 31, 2016   143,914   19,707   96



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KBS officially addressed the recent controversy regarding BTS and IOI's rankings on October 28 installment of 'Music Bank'

On October 28, BTS's "Blood, Sweat, & Tears" beat IOI's "Very Very Very" and won first place. After the show, some viewers raised their concern about a potential error in the point calculation. Here are some of the comments from the IOI fans: 

"Please recalculate the points."

"Fix the #1 win that IOI was robbed of."

"We want official feedback."

"KBS ignores viewers."

"Music Bank #1 win is weird."

"Music Bank #1 win is incorrect."

These concerns prompted 'Music Bank' to release the exact numbers and calculation. The following is the full statement from 'Music Bank': 

"Hello, we are the production team of 'Music Bank.'

The October 28 live broadcast of 'Music Bank' and its 'K-Chart's 1st and 2nd place along with the points brought in a lot of questions and concerns, so we are here to reveal the details of the calculation method and points. 

*Each category's percentage is not a reflective percentage but the percentage from the final, total points. 

[Calculation for K-Chart points] 

Digital airplay (online streaming) 65%, 130,000 points (online 117,000 points + mobile 13,000 points) + album sales 5%, 10,000 points + broadcasting appearance 20%, 40,000 points (TV 34,000 points + radio 6,000 points) + viewers' preference survey 10%, 20,000 points = total points 200,000 points

*numbers less than decimals are rounded up 

[BTS - "Blood, Sweat & Tears] 

Digital streaming: online 2535.4 points + mobile 138.1 points = 2673.5 points

Album sales: percentage in the market 41.52% (sales 89,308 albums) = 4152 points 

Broadcast appearance: TV 685.88 points + radio 59.52 points = 745.40 points 

Viewers' preference survey: out of a total survey of 6987, they earned 284. 4.1% of the answers, 813 points

Total points = 8384 points 

[IOI - "Very Very Very"] 

Digital streaming: online 4338 points + mobile 506 points = 4844 points 

Album sales: percentage in the market 23.45% (sales 50,433 albums) = 2345 points 

Broadcasting appearance: TV 588 points + radio 83 points = 671 points 

Viewers' preference survey: excluded because it was conducted 1 week prior to the music release 

Total points = 7860 points 

We used the method above to determine that BTS ranks #1 and IOI ranks #2 on the K-Chart for the fourth week of October. 

Thank you to all the viewers, and we will always try our best to give you prompt and accurate feedback to your concerns."

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miguelish2 Friday, November 4, 2016

LOL in conclusion IOI was robbed. "Viewers preference survey" IOI got 0 because they were excluded and BTS received 800+ and with those IOI losed. If you excluded 1 you should excluded the others to make the final decision fair.

boygroup_stan miguelish2 Tuesday, November 8, 2016

u r so funny really can you use ur brain to more understanding the explanation? its explained clearly that Viewers' preference survey: excluded because it was conducted 1 week prior to the music release. its happened for all the group not only to urs IOI. even BTS did it the zero point for 21 oct 2016 LOL LOL LOL LOL use ur brain

miguelish2 boygroup_stan Sunday, December 4, 2016

desilusional fan spotted!

namvu Thursday, November 3, 2016

why bother with music bank LOL they has been manipulating to stop YG artists from winning, of course they know how to do it with ioi

xXxNoOnexXx Tuesday, November 1, 2016

And they say ARMYs are immature...

shyloone Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Dont worry BTS kicks ass in the 400m Relay lol, now try an see if that was counted wrong haha,

bobfish Tuesday, November 1, 2016

At least this makes sense, I've seen #1 winnings where they had less points than those below them.

Team_Kyungsoo Tuesday, November 1, 2016

😂😂😂 R u kiddin me ryt nw....dts ridiculous...Ds was totally bangtans win...they deserved it mre...

Army_Buddy Tuesday, November 1, 2016

whats the issue? Hello Its BTS... They stayed for so long on the Billboard charts. And  they worked so hard to get those  awards... just dont be that bitter that BTS can win six times....

lyricaldancer10 Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Shows should just get rid of the trophies. It's just a popularity contest. And this reminds me of AOA

shyloone lyricaldancer10 Tuesday, November 1, 2016

cant agree more

moon_san Tuesday, November 1, 2016

whats the point.......... its THE BTS ...... unnecessary explanation !! its BTS

verney Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Honestly sometimes I wonder if it's even worth it to have winners on these shows because it always causes so much unnecessary drama with fans and artists. Plus the broadcasting stations are always so shady when it comes to first place winners.

ilikeJB verney Tuesday, November 1, 2016


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