Parts 1 and 2 of MBC's famous holiday variety series, the Chuseok special of the '2018 Idol Star Athletics Championship', started off with great viewer ratings on Monday, September 25. [WARNING: Preview for parts 3 & 4 above contains spoilers.]
According to Nielsen Korea, part 1 of the '2018 ISAC' recorded an average viewer rating of 4.6%, followed by part 2 recording an average rating of 7.1%. Among the show's target viewer age group, ranging from viewers age 20 - 49, part 1 recorded an average rating of 1.8%, and part 2 recorded an average of 3.6%. Among viewers age 20 - 49, the '2018 ISAC' recorded a solid 1st place for all variety shows airing in its time slot.
Furthermore, various idols group members dominated realtime search engine rankings during the broadcast of '2018 ISAC' parts 1 and 2, solidifying the program's ongoing title as a representative family-variety during traditional holidays.
Parts 3 and 4 of the '2018 ISAC' airs tomorrow, September 26 at 5:55 PM KST.