Last week saw no major achievement in viewership and every drama is like in a maintain-the-status-quo mode. Witch’s Court was still rising while 20th Century Boy and Girl suffered from its lowest rating; Avengers Social Club and Hospital Ship were keeping While You Were Sleeping from gaining double-digit viewership. As for the rest—nothing special.
Date Network Drama Episode No. (/total) Rating
Oct 23 KBS2 Witch's Court 5/16 10.2
Oct 23 MBC 20th Century Boy and Girl 9/32 3.2
Oct 23 MBC 20th Century Boy and Girl 10/32 3.7
Oct 23 SBS Temperature of Love 19/40 6.6
Oct 23 SBS Temperature of Love 20/40 8.1
Oct 23 tvN Because This Is My First Life 5/16 2.725
Oct 24 KBS2 Witch's Court 6/16 11.0
Oct 24 MBC 20th Century Boy and Girl 11/32 3.0
Oct 24 MBC 20th Century Boy and Girl 12/32 3.0
Oct 24 SBS Temperature of Love 21/32 6.5
Oct 24 SBS Temperature of Love 22/32 7.6
Oct 24 tvN Because This Is My First Life 6/16 3.636
Oct 25 KBS2 Mad Dog 5/16 6.4
Oct 25 MBC Hospital Ship 33/32 7.3
Oct 25 MBC Hospital Ship 34/32 7.9
Oct 25 SBS While You Were Sleeping 17/32 7.3
Oct 25 SBS While You Were Sleeping 18/32 8.9
Oct 25 tvN Avengers Social Club 5/12 5.283
Oct 26 KBS2 Mad Dog 6/16 5.7
Oct 26 MBC Hospital Ship 35/32 7.0
Oct 26 MBC Hospital Ship 36/32 8.4
Oct 26 SBS While You Were Sleeping 19/32 8.2
Oct 26 SBS While You Were Sleeping 20/32 8.9
Oct 26 tvN Avengers Social Club 6/12 5.087
Oct 27 JTBC The Package 5/12 1.612
Oct 27 KBS2 Go Back Couple 5/16 5.5
Oct 28 JTBC The Package 6/12 1.869
Oct 28 KBS2 Go Back Couple 6/16 5.5
Oct 28 OCN Black 5/16 3.595
Oct 28 tvN Revolutionary Love 5/16 3.032
Oct 29 OCN Black 6/16 4.087
Oct 29 tvN Revolutionary Love 6/16 3.676
Korean Drama Rating Highlights
1. Witch’s Court dominates Monday-Tuesday slot. This legal drama has really unseated Temperature of Love from the top spot in ratings and although its weekly high (11.0 %) is lower than what it got last last week (12.3 %), it has sustained its double-digit viewership. It implies that more and more viewers have turned to KBS2 to watch this show, including even those who were following Temperature of Love‘s story for some time. As a result, it is now occupying the top spot of the ranking below.
2. Avengers Social Club maintains above-5% ratings. tvN’s revenge drama has achieved over 5 % in viewership ratings for four consecutive episodes. This is quite amazing and one of the reasons why While You Were Sleeping could hardly break through 10 % again. While the other viewers have been enjoying the fantasy romance drama and Hospital Ship, a significant portion of the audience have been eagerly waiting for Wednesdays to come to watch Avengers Social Club.
3. While You Were Sleeping edges out Hospital Ship. This has been going on for weeks, suggesting that although many viewers are going crazy over While You Were Sleeping, there are still those loyal viewers of Hospital Ship who are keeping the medical drama’s ratings on a par with the former.
4. 20th Century Boy and Girl records lowest rating. This rom-com’s struggles to pull in decent numbers has continued, as manifested by the consecutive 3.0 % (lowest rating to date) it recorded on Tuesday night. With the rise of Witch’s Court, this suffering is inevitable.
This ranking of ongoing dramas is based on the average nationwide ratings of the dramas’ episodes that aired until October 29, 2017.
Free-to-Air Dramas (dramas from KBS, MBC, and SBS)
- Witch’s Court – 9.8 %
- Hospital Ship – 9.6 %
- Temperature of Love – 8.8 %
- While You Were Sleeping – 8.3 %
- Mad Dog – 5.8 %
- Go Back Couple – 5.3 %
- 20th Century Boy and Girl – 3.5 %
Cable Dramas (dramas from JTBC, OCN, and tvN)
- Avengers Social Club – 4.702 %
- Black – 3.663 %
- Revolutionary Love – 3.217 %
- Because This Is My First Life – 2.861 %
- The Package – 1.786 %
*The use of the charts above for whatever purpose is allowed provided that the content using the charts links back to this post or to www.kdramapal.com.
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