KBS2’s legal drama Witch’s Court finally surpassed 10 % in viewership ratings, recording a remarkable 12.3 % Tuesday night according to Nielsen Korea. This number is the drama’s highest rating to date and is 3.2 percentage points higher than the 9.1 % it obtained in the previous episode. The drama is a legal series about a fierce, materialistic female prosecutor (played by Jung Ryeo-won) who leads a team dealing with sexual cases against women and children.
The big increase in rating seems a positive effect of SBS’s decision to cancel the 19th and 20th episode of Temperature of Love last night in favor of the live broadcast of 2017 KBO League’s playoff between NC Dinos and Doosan Bears. The KBO League is the highest level league of baseball in South Korea.
Similarly, MBC’s 20th Century Boy and Girl also seemed to benefit from the absence of Temperature of Love in the competition last night. It posted a poor 3.7 % for the night’s first episode but got its highest rating of 4.3 % in the second. These values are both higher than the 3.2 % and 3.5 % it recorded Monday night.
Meanwhile, tvN’s Because This Is My First Life also enjoyed an increase in ratings for its latest episode. It achieved an all-time high rating of 3.841 % nationwide and 4.702 % in Seoul area, breaking the previous records of 2.647 % and 3.738 %, respectively, which the drama pulled in on October 10.