Gu Family Book ends off well, with over 20% in ratings and will be replaced by another historical drama, Jung-Yi, Goddess of Fire, starring Moon Guen Young. Jang Ok Jung ends with just in the double digits ratings and will be replaced by Empire of Gold which focuses on rivalry in a wealthy family business. Queen of Office ended with ratings around 14% but its replacement Don't Look Back : The Legend of Orpheus is only managing half that despite staring Kim Nam Gil and Son Yejin. The drama is already half over and will be replaced by Good Doctor starring Joo Won (most recently in 7th Grade Civil Servant).
When a Man Loves ended with similar ratings as the last update, when it was first mostly due to poor ratings all around. Unfortunately its replacement the Queen's Classroom is seeing even lower ratings. This means the the KBS drama, Fugitive of Joseon, is now ahead of MBC despite no change in ratings. However, it just ended and will be replaced by a historical drama, the Petal and the Blade starring Uhm Tae Woong. All About My Romance ended without charting but it seems SBS has learned from the failure and scrapped drama Case Number 113 and instead produced I Can Hear Your Voice starring Lee Jong Suk which has been a huge hit, passing the 20% mark and seeing SBS in first place on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
You Are the Best Lee Soon Shin remains at or just under the 30% mark but is no longer #1 in its timeslot although it is still #1 among dramas. I Summon You, Gold remains steady in ratings.Wonderful Mama again fails to rank meaning it has under 7% in ratings. Nothing much has changed here and likely won't until these dramas start ending in a couple of months.
Hundred Years Inheritance just ended on a super high note with ratings well over 30% becoming #1 in its timeslot among all shows and has the highest ratings of any drama, beating out Lee Soon Shin even with the latter's prime time slot. It will be replaced by Scandal, A Shocking and Wrongful Incident starring Jo Yoon Hee who was just in super popular cable drama Nine. Secret Birth also just ended with poor ratings and will be replaced by Goddess of Marriage. No update on the King's Dream.
The #1 drama is Hundred Year's Inheritance which peaked at 35% its final episode followed closely by You Are the Best Lee Soon Shin which currently has 31% as its top ratings. Gu Family Book would be third but it just ended and I Can Hear Your Voice is steadily rising. With so many series currently ending (5 to be exact) things are looking to change a fair bit. Particularly on Mondays/Tuesdays and late night Saturday/Sundays where 2 dramas a piece are ending.
Wonderful Mama is the lowest rated drama as all other dramas are at least managing to rank. SBS still has 2 dramas in the lowest ranking but at least now has a #1 and a #2 drama instead of being #3 in ALL 4 categories as was the case a month ago. MBC has 2 #1 dramas but both have just ended. Will SBS see an increase in ratings or will MBC's new dramas keep the #1 spot? Stay tuned to find out!
(rank among dramas in its timeslot / series name / most recent episode ranting / (channel) / first episode rating / (most recent episode rating) / ranking among all shows in its timeslot)
Monday & Tuesday Dramas (10 pm):
#1 Gu Family Book: 18.7% - 22.5% (MBC) - started with 11.2% - 13.1% (24/24) 2nd
#2 Jang Ok-Jung: 9.7 - 12.3% (SBS) - started out with 11.3% - 12.9% (24/24) 9th
#3 Don't Look Back : The Legend of Orpheus: 7 - 7.6% (KBS) - started out with less than 7% (10/20) 18th
Wednesday & Thursday Dramas (10pm):
#1 I Can Hear Your Voice (SBS) 16.4 - 20.7% - started with 7.7% - 9% (8/16) 2nd
#2 The Fugitive of Joseon (KBS) 8.5 - 9.9% - started with 9.3% - 10.1% (20/20) 10th
#3 The Queen's Classroom (MBC) 7.5 - 9.6% - started with 7.6% (6/16) 14th
Saturday & Sunday Dramas (8-8:40pm):
#1 You Are the Best Lee Soon Shin: 24.8 - 31% (KBS) - started with 22.2% - 26.6 (30/50) 2nd
#2 I Summon You Gold!: 14.9 - 18.8% (MBC) - started with 8.9% (22/50) 3rd
#3 Wonderful Mama: N/A (SBS) - started with 7.7% - 8.4% (20/50)
Saturday & Sunday Dramas (9:40-10pm):
#1 Hundred Year Inheritance: 29.9 - 35% (MBC) - started with 13.8% - 16.6% (50/50) 1st
#2 The King's Dream: 9.8% - 10.4 (KBS) - started with 12.2% - 12.9% (52/80) 15th
#3 Secret Birth: 7.3 -7.8% (SBS) - started with 6.4 - 7.9% (18/18) 19th
* There is a range in ratings as different rating services have different outcomes and there is a separation between Seoul and Nationwide and therefore ranks as well as rating vary somewhat. Ratings/rankings are for most recent episodes available.
** Most dramas air both days so Monday & Tuesday dramas run 2 episodes per week, one on Monday and one on Tuesday and so forth.
*** Time in brackets are start times of the dramas not airing time, so 8-8:40 pm means the dramas start at times between 8 and 8:40pm not that they run for 40 minutes.
**** no ratings available for Monday - Friday or cable dramas.