Welcome back to the ‘Produce 48‘ recap, and after teasing eliminations last week, this week they actually get on with it.
As expected, Mnet basically drag this out the whole episode, so there quite frankly isn’t a ton of content for this recap. As such, I’d recommend you watch the episode now if you don’t yet know where things stand.
As they came out to meet their fate, the contestants did customized introductions.
Okay, so only 58 girls survive the cuts and everybody else is gone. It was admirable how Mnet managed to milk this for a whole episode.
1-58 Trainee Rankings + Vote Numbers
59-92 have been eliminated pic.twitter.com/mHUAZUTHFN
— mes #TeamPinky (@OH_mes) July 13, 2018
This is … not terrible? I mean I think it could be better but it definitely could be worse as well.
I’m probably inviting a glorious mess in the comments, by doing this, but who is your Top 12?
The telephone game with Japanese and Korean contestants went about as well as expected.
Ariyoshi Risa and Takada Kenta led a surprisingly amusing lecture of sorts.
Chiba Erii will never die, bitches.
Erii: *tired of produce48 and wants to go home*
Fans: everyone let’s vote for chiba erii so she can survive into the final produce48 group! Erii we love you!
— oh worm?.. (@tomuception) July 13, 2018
Nakanishi Chiyori is now making memes of herself with Korean fans.
Kim CHI-yori (Wordplay of Kimchi + Chiyori's name)
— PD48 Jokbal! (@pd48jokbal) July 12, 2018
Produce 48 Episode 5 viewer ratings
PD 101 S1 Ep 5: 3.475%
PD 101 S2 Ep 5: 3.001% pic.twitter.com/VufcvleWnj
— mes #TeamPinky (@OH_mes) July 14, 2018
Next week’s ratings will probably be telling. I never seriously expected ‘Produce 48’ to be as popular as the previous two seasons for multiple reasons, but as long as it clings on to something around 3%, it should be alright.