Someone asked me in the comment section about Badarn Jai’s TV ratings and whether it was good. To be honest, I dont’ know. I really don’t follow up on Thai TV ratings because what’s popular over there is usually detestable to me. Take for example “Sai Yai Saward” starring Kob and Stefan, I hate that lakorn with a passion but rating wise it was a hit. There are exceptions like Sawan Biang and JLR. They were both TV rating hits and I liked them. Usually what the Thai people in Thailand like, I hate.
In an attempt to answer the question, here are the results to the online Thai “Hit and Hot” weekly popularity polls for the week of June 29-July 5. I don’t know how accurate it is but it does give a hint on what’s currently popular.
For lakorns: “Phom Ruk Roy Ardeed” takes first place with 44% of the votes, followed by “Khun Noo Tevada” starring Weir and Pancake with 37% , and lastly “Badarn Jai” takes third place with 19%.
Popular Male Stars:
1. Tawin Yaowapalakul 33%
2. “Weir” Sukollawat Kanaros 29%
3. Aum Atichart 15 %
4. Por Nuttawut Sakitjai 13 %
5. Cee Siwat 10%
Popular Female Stars:
1. “Kwan” Usamanee Waitayanon 44%
2. Margie Rasee 20%
3. Noon Woranuch 17 %
4. ‘Cheer’ Thikumporn 14 %
5. Peung Ganya (nang’ek from “Ngao Asoke”) 5%