Kim Junsu′s voice alone managed to bring high ratings to a late-night documentary.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the MBC documentary The Zoo is Alive, which aired on March 25, managed to garner national viewership ratings of 4.7 percent.
The numbers are 1 point higher than last week′s documentary Uncomfortable Fifth Year of Youth College and 1.6 point higher than the pilot variety I Am Your Substitute Angel that aired the week before.
The number is especially staggering considering how the show was put up against such issue-making shows as SBS′ Healing Camp, which featured the controversial Sul Kyung Gu, and KBS2′s Hello.
While the ending credits rolled, scenes from Kim Junsu′s recording for the documentary and an interview were aired.
“I brought up my courage for the show because it was a documentary on animals,” he said.
Viewers commented, “I liked his voice,” “I hope there′s another episode coming” and “It was great to see Kim Junsu on MBC for the first time in a long while.”