On June 1, KBS2's brand new Friday travel variety series created by producer Yoo Ho Jin (formerly of '1 Night, 2 Days') premiered its pilot episode!
Titled 'Where on Earth?', the program stars Ji Jin Hee, Cha Tae Hyun, Jo Se Ho, and Bae Jung Nam - bringing together a crew of 4 to experience the extreme career of an explorer! The first destination for the crew of 'Where on Earth?' turned out to be the Arabian desert, the second largest desert in the world.
The first episode primarily dealt with the crew's preparations before they headed into the desert, including their entry into Oman, their final fastfood meal for a while, and more. According to Nielson Korea, the pilot episode of 'Where on Earth?' recorded a modest 3.3% in viewer ratings, placing it dead last of the variety shows in its time slot. Rival shows 'Baek Jong Won's Alley Restaurant' on SBS recorded a rating of 5.2%, while the top ranked program 'I Live Alone' on MBC recorded 9.0%.
Next week, viewers will be able to delve into the explorer crew's first full day in the desert. Check out some highlight clips from this week's 'Where on Earth?' above and below!