Category: Kdrama Ratings

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Weekly Ratings Update: April 10 – 23, 2017

Note: We missed publishing the update for April 10 to 16 period so we are integrating it in this post. For four consecutive episodes (episodes 4 to 7), Whisper consistently gained 15 % in viewer ratings but finally broke that record when it achieved a whopping 16 % for its even episode...

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“Man to Man” achieves highest premiere rating, breaks “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon’s” record

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon started about two months ago and hit the headlines when it recorded the highest first episode rating among all previous JTBC dramas, at 3.829 %*. Now that it has finished its run, its successor is setting another records for the cable network. Man to Man...

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“Saimdang, Light’s Diary” records lowest rating, shortened by 2 episodes

Lee Young-ae’s Saimdang, Light’s Diary continues to drop in viewer ratings, recording its all-time low in its 23rd episode aired Wednesday night. Data from Nielsen Korea show that the episode obtained a nationwide viewership rating of 8.5 %*, its lowest since its premiere that achieved nearly twice as much as the latest...

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Weekly Ratings Update: Apr 3 – 9, 2017

Whisper is now the top drama airing these days thanks to its 4th episode last week that achieved a remarkable 15.0 %. That number is 1.2 percentage points (pp) higher than the 3rd episode rating. Given that it is safe to say that it will still dominate the competition this...

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Weekly Ratings Update: Mar 27 – Apr 2, 2017

We get to see some changes that happened last week, particularly in the Monday-Tuesday time slot at which Whisper is airing following the highly successful SBS drama Defendant. Whisper is off to a good start with its first episode rating of 13.9 % but this value dropped by 0.5 percentage point (pp)...

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“Whisper” ratings drops to 13.4 %, “Rebel” takes lead

SBS drama Whisper saw a decrease in its ratings for the second episode, allowing Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People to take the lead in the Monday-Tuesday time slot. According to Nielsen Korea, the latest episode of Whisper recorded a nationwide rating of 13.4 %, which is lower than the...

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Weekly Ratings Update: March 20-26, 2017

Defendant finally ended last week, pulling off a 1.3 percentage points (pp) increase to end its 18-episode run at 28.3 %. Its average ratings stands at 21.7 %. It surpassed the record of Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, its predecessor that obtained a peak and average ratings of 27.6 and 20.4 %,...

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“Defendant” ends run, beats “Romantic Doctor’s” ratings record

SBS drama Defendant ended its run yesterday and achieved 28.3 % in nationwide viewership ratings, making the average rating of its 18 episodes equal to 21.7 %. Data from Nielsen Korea reveal that it surpassed Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim‘s peak and average rating of 27.6 and 20.4 %, respectively. Romantic...

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Weekly Ratings Update: March 13-19, 2017

Just like in the past days, Defendant is the drama to beat last week,  but beating it is really impossible now that it already passed the 25 % mark. Its odd episode posted 25.6 %, and although the even episode rating is lower at 25.4 %, it is still remarkable. The drama...

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“Defendant” surpasses 25 % in viewer ratings

SBS drama Defendant surpassed its own record again by gaining a nationwide viewer ratings of 25.6 %, a number that makes it the most watched weekday prime time drama in South Korea these days. The rating of the latest episode of the drama, episode 15, is higher by 0.7 percentage...