Thursday, 31 January 2008

Coffee Prince doing very well in the Philippines

Popular Korean drama Coffee Prince is currently showing on Philippine television. The drama which stars pretty Yoon Eun-hye and Gong Yoo (who's currently in military service) started off in the no. 7 spot but has climbed to no. 2 in the prime time TV rankings.

Looks like the people in Philippines are really enjoying Yoon Eun-hye in her tomboyish role. The rating is conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines.

Top 10 Prime Time programs for January 24, 2008 (Thursday):

1. Marimar (GMA-7) - 37%
2. Coffee Prince (GMA-7) - 34.4%
3. Kamandag (GMA-7) - 32.2%
4. Lastikman (ABS-CBN) - 30.4%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 29.8%
6. Zaido (GMA-7) / Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (ABS-CBN) - 27.8%
7. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.9%
8. Maging Sino Ka Man (ABS-CBN) - 18.8%
9. Magpakailanman (GMA-7) - 16.9%
10. Spring Waltz (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

Readers in Philippines...what makes Coffee Prince so addictive?

Info from:
Philippine TV Ratings (January 22-24 '08) Coffee Prince is up in the second spot

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jeijei said...

the dubbing is 2nd rate.
but the gender-bender story attracts a lot of audience. plus gong yoo is so adorable.

oh well, i can think of other reasons.

Korean series have been widely watched here. Maybe because they offer fresher storylines and faces. In fact, YEH has been a household name in the philippines since her debut in Goong (ABS). I think the series could have rated much higher if it was placed in an earlier timeslot.
I don't know if the influx of koreans here has got to do with the show's popularity.

Belle said...
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Belle said...

on top of that ^^, its a comic relief from all the shows up there, which are more fantasy and drama based. plus. i highly doubt that we can create something of that storyline.. i mean short and well-thought out. and its funny. and it has adorable people in it! ^^

i wish its high enough that YEH will come to Philippines for a visit. ^^

Orchid said...

what time does it come on?
5 days per week?

Arin said...

haha, Coffee Prince is a very popular drama, isn't it? ;)
anyway, 8tv will be showing this soon right? well, im thinking twice whether to watch it or not, since it will definitely be dubbed :P.

Belle said...

yep orchid. 5 times a week around 10pm. pdramas can run for 5-9months. but recently because of Kdramas being short-er *well after being chopped up*.. pdramas are following the trend and learning from kdramas. ^^

arin, i highly recommend you watch this one subbed.. then dubbed. its the best. ^^
because of this one, i havent been able to watch any other drama.. nothing can top it.

Faith said...

much as I love CP (I've watched the whole thing 5x!!), I stopped watching the Filipino-dubbed version on its second week. nothing against the dubbing really but some dialogues kinda lost its magic when translated literally. lost in translation in other words.

I also noticed that they edited some scenes. and they totally neglected the endearment-calling on eunchan (yeh's character) ... it goes like 'my-chan' or 'my-channah,' which is utterly cute.

lastly, I've been wondering why they used a different CP logo? In the original series, the logo is a colorful artsy flower. Channel 7 made a different version that kinda looks like starbucks. too bad the real logo could have made a money-making merchandise...I presume the use of the real logo is expensive?

on the lighter note (yes there is), I'm glad that the series is climbing up the charts. :)

pochacco said...

Koreans are really coming to the Philippines, even in my school. We even have a Korean stall in the caf.
anyway, CP is really climbing the ratings game. But I preferred watching it with just the subs. The dub is very irritating! Jin Ha Rim sounded as if he's gay. (no offense) His character turned 360 degress. I liked it when he calls Eun Chan "my chan".

I just watch the series on tv when I feel like watching it since I have the DVD copy.

During the 1st week there were some ads being shown and it ran for 40mins - 1hr. But now that its being popular, their showing it for just 30-40 mins with tons of advertisements!

On the positive side, I wish for a sequel. So sad that GY needed to enlist in the military. :P

shilamoure said...

everyone's got bitten by the kdrama bug here in the philippines since the day the kdramas have been aired in local tv channels and people got more addicted because of coffee prince..filipinos loved YEH in Princess Hours and liked her even more in Coffee Prince and Gong Yoo of course..

we are so addicted that our coffee maker went back in to action ^^, we now drink brewed coffee,it sounds pathetic but its all good..

but the frustrating part is that they make every preview even longer before it get started and the dubbing is ughhh! not that good (well its just what i think)

Go Eun Chan- Andie Go
Choi Han-Gyul- Arthur Choi

Kopi Preunsue!!

nicky said...

Even though i already watched it in , i really enjoy watching it again, of course in dub version.....

jaime said...

hey orchid, did you know that CP is going up against Spring Waltz (Daniel Henney)? hehe. Filipinos are over the drama thing and prefers comedy. SW is getting 8-10% compared to CP's 30s.

Hanneebuff said...

It's basically the story. Filipinos are fun loving people even though we are little bit on the dramatic side that's why we love cry-me-a-river stories. Plus, Filipinos are not really homophobic.

Another factor to the high number of people watching is the popularity of the drama even before it was shown here. It was already popular in the Internet and people are curious why this is so. Some also have watched it beforehand and has spread the word that it was a good series.

The only downside is the dubbing which is one of the reasons why I don't watch it religiously. I hate Eun Chan's voice, it sounded so feminine and high unlike the original one. If you didn't watch the original, you would think how in the world Han Kyul mistook Eun Chan for a guy when her voice is like that. It's even irritating sometimes most especially when they nag at each other.

I'm happy that Filipinos are appreciating this drama.

Orchid said...

Coffee Prince is dubbed in Tagalog in the Philippines? Or English?

I can't imagine Korean's speaking Tagalog. It would be quite funny...

hanneebuff...i don't watch dubbed dramas too. There are only a handful of voices. So if the drama is dubbed, the voices are all the same. (from other dramas - so very horrible!)

Anonymous said...

lol my sister was right it is huge in the philippines right now!! that's really good!!! lol i can't even believe that stupid marimar show is number one what the hell???? its good that my fellow filipinos love this drama hehehehhehe!!!! although, im not very fond of the dub though... the conversation/dialogues loses its feel when someone is voicing over so yeah...

muaharel said...

yeah...the dubbing's not that good...
i hope eun hye would visit the philippines...

hello shilamour!!!

shilamoure said...

muaharel and i are dying to go to KOREA!!! korea! korea!

moony said...


-yep CP is dubbed in the filipino. it's really not that bad once you get used to it. but i still prefer watching the series in korean. ^^

great site btw, keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Just watched the first few minutes of the coffee prince and it sucked...why ? cuz its not the original voice from the actors/actresses...... and i can't stress how pissed i am ....
its such a turn off ..... fake acting ....

Anonymous said...

Coffee Prince is a nonsense show I wonder why many people are hooked to it. Shallow.


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