Korean Drama Ratings from May 13 to 19, 2019

Among the three dramas that ended this week, Doctor Prisoner had the most triumphant conclusion with its double-digit peak and average ratings. On the other hand, Welcome To Waikiki ended with a dismal below-2-percent viewership.

Korean Drama Ratings Highlights

Doctor Prisoner concludes at record high. It surpassed the 15% mark for the third time when it obtained 15.8 percent on its final episode, making its average equal to 13.2 percent. This figure is very likely to put the series on the list of the highest-rated Korean dramas in 2019 (to be released in January/February 2020).

Mother of Mine renews highest rating. It has a new record high of 33.1 percent, which is slightly higher than the previous one by 0.5 percentage point.

The Banker gets 7.0% during finale. It also managed to pull in its highest ratings during its final moments, recording an overall average rating of 4.1%.

Special Labor Inspector nears double-digit viewership. It achieved a new record high of 9.6 percent. With this development, it is expected to exceed the 10% mark in the following week (May 20 to 26) or the week after that.

Welcome To Waikiki 2 ends broadcast with less than 2% viewership. Its finale recorded a 1.5 percent nationwide audience share, which is almost equal to its overall average rating of 1.6%. This figure is slightly lower than the average (1.8%) obtained by the drama’s first season.

Different Dreams suffers from lowest rating. It’s a bad third week for this period drama as its viewership fell to 4.7 percent, its lowest rating to date. Right now, its rating chart is showing a downward trend.

Abyss records lowest rating to date. It premiered with almost 4 percent but failed to sustain the momentum in the second week as its viewership dropped to 3.1 percent.

Korean Drama Ratings on Monday, May 13

  • My Fellow Citizens (KBS2)
    • Episode 25 — 5.5%
    • Episode 26 — 6.0%
  • Special Labor Inspector (MBC)
    • Episode 21 — 7.6%
    • Episode 22 — 9.6%
  • The Secret Life Of My Secretary (SBS)
    • Episode 5 — 3.1%
    • Episode 6 — 3.1%
  • Welcome To Waikiki 2 (JTBC)
    • Episode 15 — 1.103%
  • Abyss (tvN)
    • Episode 3 — 3.142%

Tuesday, May 14

Wednesday, May 15

  • Doctor Prisoner (KBS2)
    • Episode 31 — 13.2%
    • Episode 32 (final) — 15.8%
  • The Banker (MBC)
    • Episode 29 — 3.6%
    • Episode 30 — 4.3%
  • Absolute Boyfriend (SBS)
    • Episode 1 — 2.1%
    • Episode 2 — 2.4%
  • Save Me 2 (OCN)
    • Episode 3 — 1.332%
  • Her Private Life (tvN)
    • Episode 11 — 2.697%

Thursday, May 16

Friday, May 17

  • Nokdu Flower (SBS)
    • Episode 13 — 7.0%
    • Episode 14 — 8.4%
  • Beautiful World (JTBC)
    • Episode 13 — 4.087%

Saturday, May 18

  • Mother of Mine (KBS2)
    • Episode 33 — 23.0%
    • Episode 34 — 28.2%
  • Different Dreams (MBC)
    • Episode 9 — 4.7%
    • Episode 10 — 5.8%
    • Episode 11 — 5.1%
    • Episode 12 — 5.2%
  • Nokdu Flower (SBS)
    • Episode 15 — 6.5%
    • Episode 16 — 7.7%
  • Beautiful World (JTBC)
    • Episode 14 — 4.331%
  • Voice 3 (OCN)
    • Episode 3 — 3.762%

Sunday, May 19

  • Mother of Mine (KBS2)
    • Episode 35 — 27.4%
    • Episode 36 — 33.1%
  • Voice 3 (OCN)
    • Episode 4 — 4.477%

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