Sunday, 6 October 2013

Drama Popularity [October]

The Good Doctor sees a slight increase in ratings, now over 20% across the board and doubling its first episode viewership. JungYi Goddess of Fire sees a slight dip to its already poor ratings, falling into the single digits. Empire of Gold ended with ratings around 10% and its successor, The Suspicious Housekeeper starring Choi Ji-Woo and Lee Sung-Jae along with a supporting cast of child actors, is just slightly above JungYi. It is only on its 2nd episode while The Good Doctor will soon be ending.

The Master's Sun has ended with ratings over 20%, remaining first in its timeslot among dramas. It will be replaced by The Heirs starring Lee Min-Ho and Park Shin-Hye. Two Weeks also just ended with slightly higher ratings and a real improvement from its first episode, still it only managed ratings in the two digits. It will be replaced by Medical Top Team starring Kwon Sang-Woo and Jung Ryeo-Won as well as SHINee's Minho in a supporting role. The Blade and the Petal ended its run never charting and it was replaced by 2 episode mini drama Waiting for Love starring Daniel Choi and Boa. When that ended Secret Love began airing which is on its 4th episode. It is starring Ji SungHwang Jung-Eum and Lee Da-Hee. Although its first few episodes did not chart it is now seeing rating between 8 and 12%.

The King's Family which replaced You're the Best Lee Soon Shin easily passes the 30% mark both in Seoul and Nationwide after a slow start. It is #1 in its timeslot by far. As I Summon You Gold ended with over 20% ratings, it was replaced by A Little Love Never Hurts starring Lee Sang Yeob and Hong Soo Hyun. It is only on episode 2 but is already showing an upward trajectory with ratings in the mid teens. Wonderful Mama ended with ratings around 8% and was replaced by Passionate Love starring Jun Kwang Ryul and Hwang Shin Hye. Unfortunately so far, 2 episodes in, its ratings are even worse. In late night weekend dramas, Scandal increases as well, remaining in first place. Goddess of Marriage sees an increase in ratings now firmly in the double digits.

For Monday to Friday dramas, A Tale of Two Sisters continues its successful run, increasing several points with only a couple of episodes left. It passed over the 20% mark and is one of the highest rated dramas currently. With only two episodes left Princess Aurora starring Jun So Min and Park Young Kyu has reached 20% ratings, doubling its initial ratings. Melodrama Ruby's Ring starring Lee So Yeon and Im Jung Eun has seen a slight increase since its first episode. Ugly Alert sees a slight drop, falling out of the double digits as it nears the end of its run. In the morning You're Great, Really, is struggling to keep double digit ratings but that is enough to keep it above Two Women's Room.

The #1 drama is The King's Family as is often the case with dramas in that timeslot. Coming in second is A Tale of Two Sister with The Master's Sun coming in third. These dramas are soon to end so while the #1 spot may not be up for grabs, #2 and #3 will be soon. Lowest rated drama is SBS' Passionate Love, rating around 6%.

Monday & Tuesday
[KBS] The Good Doctor: 20.9% - 22.8% EP1: 10.3% - 11.6%
[SBS] The Suspicious Housekeeper:  8.1% - 9.3% EP1: 8.8% - 9.3%
[MBC] JungYi Goddess of Fire: 7.8% - 8.5% EP1: 10.1% - 12.3%

Wednesday & Thursday
[SBS] The Master's Sun: 21.1% - 24.4% EP1: 13.6% - 21.6%
[MBC] Two Weeks: 10.4% - 12.9% EP1: 7.5% - 8.9%
[KBS]  Secret Love: 7.8% - 12.7% EP1: N/A

Saturday & Sunday (early)
[KBS] The King's Family: 28.3% - 32.3% EP1: 19.5% - 20.5%
[MBC] A Little Love Never Hurts: 12.4% - 15% EP1: 10.8% - 14.5%
[SBS] Passionate Love: 5.9% - 7.6% EP1: 6.0% - 7.1%

Saturday & Sunday (late)
[MBC] Scandal: 15/7% - 17.8% EP1: 15.8% - 18.7%
[SBS] Goddess of Marriage: 11.6% - 13.9% EP1: 9.1% - 11.5%

Monday - Friday (morning)
[MBC] You're Great, Really: 9.6% - 10.1% EP1: 10.9% - 11.2%
[SBS] Two Women's Room: 7.8% EP1: 8.8%

Monday - Friday (evening)
[KBS] A Tale of Two Sisters: 22.4% - 26.4% EP1: 18.1% - 21.3%
[MBC] Princess Aurora: 18.1% - 20.8% EP1: 10.1% - 11.4%
[KBS] Ruby's Ring: 9.5% - 10% EP1: 7%
[SBS] Ugly Alert: 8.8% - 9.5% EP1: 7%

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NOTES:
* There is a range in ratings as different rating services have different outcomes and there is a separation between Seoul and Nationwide and therefore rating vary somewhat. Ratings 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.
*** ratings available for Monday - Friday are incomplete, only some have ratings.
**** no ratings for cable dramas

Source: AsianDrama

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