‘Golden Boy’ is losing popularity in Turkey, but is growing abroad
The Turkish series “Golden Boy,” which enjoyed great success in its first season, has encountered a decline in ratings during its second season. According to viewers, the new scriptwriter failed to preserve the magic of the story, neglecting the logical development of characters, leading to a sharp drop in ratings.
This decline in ratings has prompted criticism from viewers and journalists alike. Many criticize the scriptwriter for making overly radical changes to the plot, which spoiled the original concept of the series. However, the series has some good news: it continues to sell successfully abroad.
Starring Afra Saraçoğlu and Mert Ramazan Demir, the series is already being broadcast in over 40 countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia. It was recently announced that it will also be aired in ten African countries, including Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Ghana, Uganda, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The total number of international sales for the series has reached a hundred countries.
This expansion of broadcasting geography is a significant achievement for the series, which is already one of the most successful Turkish projects abroad.
The producers of the series have not yet commented on the situation. However, considering the sharp drop in ratings, it can be assumed that they will be compelled to make changes to the script to regain viewership.