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The race tightens even further between Sign, Princess

Yowsa, and I thought the race was tight yesterday, with only 0.2% separating the top two dramas. Thursday’s episode narrowed the gap even further, with Sign just barely hanging onto the lead by 0.1% — it pulled in a 17.7% over My Princess‘s 17.6%.

What’s even more impressive is that both dramas rose from their premieres (16.1% and 15.9%, respectively); those numbers would be solid even if their competition were much weaker, but to have TWO dramas approaching 20% at the same time is not all that common.

Sadly, those points have to come from somewhere, and KBS’s President dropped to 7.7%.

I wonder if Sign and My Princess are cutting into each other’s audiences and could have been even higher without the other rival getting in the way (as I suspect was the case for Dong Yi versus Giant last year, and have always wondered with big-time showdowns like My Girl versus Goong). Or, perhaps with their very different subject matter and tone, the two dramas present the perfect counterprogramming options for each other.

In any case, I’m loving My Princess so far, and will have to get back to you after I’ve had a chance to give Sign a good watch.

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I havent had a chance to see Sign yet either but judging by concept alone, I think My Princess is going to do it for me this "season". That said, I hope there wont be netizen battles between the two drama lol.

Then again, the audience can be completely different for both.

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I loved the 2nd episode. It is so refreshing to not have the main couple hate each other before the romance. I love how they're like friends in this drama. The couple kind of reminds me of "Prosecutor Princess" especially Hae Young likes to repeat what Lee Seol says.

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Totally agree with you! I love how they're so friendly and playful with each other. Adorable. <3

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*stuffs popcorn in her mouth* That scene right there made that drama a must watch lol. I cant wait to see their relationship develop

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I love you mention PP, heee ;)

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lol. I consider it the standard of Romantic comedies now. less cliches and predictable plots.

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I still vote for My Princess :) EYE CANDY

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Me too! I love MY PRINCESS

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i guess people in south korea were all eager for a crime show and a rom-com at once.

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I'm solidly going with Sign so as long as the storyline is gripping, it's all good.

I wish the other drama well too.

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Wow two of my bet drama. Sign coz of PSY and a light comedy/love story MP...well who doesn't like Cinderella story...I for one love this two and will gladly divide my time watching it...

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I didn't think it would be possible for me to love My Princess' second episode more than I loved the first, but I did! I can't believe how excited I am about this drama, can't wait till next week!

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After some disappointing and boring series from late 2010, I am very happy that 2011 is starting with a bang. I am very happy that we have a choice. Also, "President" is not bad either. Wed-Thurs will be busy.

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not even secret garden or baker king or chuno or prosecutor princess or giant?

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oh well.... different strokes for different folks

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My Princess is a pleasant surprise for sure. I wish the ratings will be better. I do hope they stay light and fun bec KTH and SSH is suited for these instead of the drama and angst heavy. love love love the end of ep 2. No spoilers don't worry. Totally LOL.

As for Sign.. well my OT sisters are not loving it (and I trust their KDrama judgement.. ) so unless the review here by either GF or JB is good or promising.. I'll just skip it. Plus PSY?? Not interested. Thank you.

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Did my comment about rabid gerbils give you that impression, lil' one?

Or was it mookie's PTSD?

SSH nekkid torso blanked my brain this morning. I hope to have something substantive to say. But....nope.

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probably both. ^^ and I'm really annoyed with PSY's diva attitude, so I'll gladly jump on MP, at least there's a lot of eye candy. PSY's face is.. well you know that already. ^^

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uh oh catfight! xD

c'mon Sign!

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AGB puts Sign at 20.4%. Isn't this what you go by JB?

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20.4% - That is Sign's rating for Seoul only under AGB. The rating nationally for Sign under AGB is 17.7%.

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Sad that President isn't doing well, especially since I think it's qualitatively much better than both Sign and MP.

That being said, MP is hitting me in all the right places. Rather than becoming a black hole of acting "talent" together, SSH and KTH are surprisingly winning. And I totally love Haeyoung, that petty, exasperated man. XD

I do still love President, but it's hard to fully enjoy it without subs.. *pokes a couple of certain someones* >.>

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Question: is it possible to "get into" President a bit late into the game? I wanted to watch it but that was finals week for me :/

It's that constant tug of war between life and drama XD

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Yes! I know people who just started watching it the other day. It's really good, but it's heavy on the politics and places so I wouldn't necessarily call it an easy watch. That's why I need subs -- I can watch other dramas unsubbed, but not complicated things like President.

And yeah, I remember that pull. XD Oh dramas, the sacrifices we make for you.

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Kender, babycakes.

Just a reminder - keep your tongue off my oppa, m'kay? I know your man is in the army, but he prolly isn't too keen on his girl (you) fooling around behind his back. Or even having thoughts.

I thought I had heard about your wedding way back when, but since @celestialorigin objects, I'll just accept that is a common-law handfast relationship you got there with your man.

Again, robot oppa = mine. :-D

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Hmm, how about this: robot oppa is ockoala's. However, the subdued-mellow-nice protective-witty w/comeback oppa in finely tailored suits and/or towel is mine.

I offer a very fair deal, imo.

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Oh Kitteh,

"subdued-mellow-nice protective-witty w/comeback oppa in finely tailored suits and/or towel" - that is merely my robot oppa's latest disguise. If you watch closely the scene when he gets all PO'd at gramps at the gravesite, you'll notice its still the same robot oppa. Ergo, still mine. :-)

How's this for a fair bargain. I've watched AimH 4 times(!). If you can top that, you can have him. And no ff'ding, got it? Beginning to end. Oh, and I've done Summer Scent 3 times. I did my time, I earned him. It hard hard labor, but I am not a Song Seung Heon fangirl for nothing.

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I see that my fair and exceedingly generous offer has been rejected, then followed w/a crime against humanity cruel counteroffer. Well, since reading the summary of AimH on Wiki just once resulted in my getting an epic eye roll-induced headache, I'm afraid I have no choice but to leave SSH to you.

I will watch him from afar. (I may inch close to him once in a while but will retreat hastily as soon as you hiss and snarl).

I admit defeat.

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A crime against humanity cruel counter-offer, you say?

You mean the thought of watching Song Hye Kyo slowly waste away while looking exceeding wan, while Song Seung Heon stares very hard far far away for long stretches of an episode, and Won "not-yet-an-ahjusshi" Bin painfully scrunches his face wondering why the frak the chick doesn't like him and likes her maybe-not-so-really-a-brother dude. That sounds like getting your eyes poked out? Yeah, probably.

I am exceedingly fair and generous. I merely objected to lascivious Kender's request to LICK him. If she wanted a pet, I'd be cool with that. Would never hiss and boo at you adorable Hae Young with a devious streak with me. XD

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Hey, I just wanted to see what he'd taste like! I bet he's delicious. ;P

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LOL, the more details you offer about AimH, the more vigorously I shake my head in horror. You have earned SSH for sure.

Kender wanted to LICK your man? Really, kids nowadays. It's very sad. In my day, we used to just go ahead and lick, not ask for permission. /wait, what :-D ?

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4 times?! I am amazed.

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I only asked for permission out of respect for my unni. If the man's keeper was my age, I'd just go ahead and lick. Mwahahahaha~ ;D

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We're waiting until he comes back to have a proper ceremony -- he didn't want us to get married and then have me wait two years for him. ㅠㅠ

And he knows I'm only teasing when it comes to flirting with other boys. ♥

Besides, what happens on Twitter, stays on Twitter. ;D

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you're secret is safe with me. that's what a good bridesmaid is.. right??? ^^

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That's right, that's one of many reasons I'm having you in my wedding party. ♥ (And I won't forget to talk to my man about having LJH be a groomsman either ㅋㅋㅋ)

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ahhh..president...president...ㅠㅠㅠ

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WOW the race is tight!!!
I'm all in for My Princess, but Sign looks very interesting. Will look into that.

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glad these shows are both doing so well since I am rooting for both of them! hahaha

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i think maybe is korean nationalism ? because president is a story/ plot based in a japanese story/plot ,but is because is competing with 2 stories made in korea,and they prefer support with ratings the korean stories ? i think that is a posibility

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I've watched both and they're both really great dramas. Sign is interesting and PSY is always great onscreen. My Princess is uber cute and SSH/KTH look really good together.

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my princess is my first KTH experience, and i am most happy with it. i find the premise of taking a democracy back to a monarchy truly interesting from a cultural standpoint and i find the chemistry of the leads really fun. I haven't caught any episodes of sign yet, but it's on my list.

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Woah... I actually didn't expect this happening. I'm watching Princess but I thought Sign would do better when it comes to ratings.

My Princess isn't as bad as we expected so far. :) Keep it up! ^^

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I love MP more than I think I would. I'm pleasantly surprised at how light and funny the show is :) tehehe, definitely a lot of lol moments in the show. their friendship is adorable and the last scene in ep 2 got me and mum laughing so much :D :D

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I'm enjoying My Princess. It's fresh, fast paced, good chemistry, some new faces too. And it's funny. I like that white shirt Hae Young is wearing. Want to buy one for my husband. It looks like high quality long lasting kind of shirt. Wonder what brand it is...and where to look for one?

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I haven't watched either yet, but from MP's recap, I actually look forward to watching it later. At first, I thought the leads seemed "too old" for this type of story.

*I have nothing against those in their 30's during light, fluffy dramas. I'm just overly used to having so many younger actors doing these dramas, I suppose.

Maybe it's the babyface, but judging from the recap, it seems like they've pulled the roles off well (for now)... So I actually look forward to watching it later.

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i am SO TORN.

i don't know which to follow. My Princess has a little bit better acting from the leads, but a first episode that feels scattered. Sign has meh acting (particularly from Park Shin Yang) but a tight, exciting first episode.

I kinda wanna throw my support in for Sign just 'cause I know My Princess will beat it one day. And if it doesn't, then MWAHAHAHA.

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YESSSSSSSSS We have a winner loving My Princess and I hope it keeps up the good vibe....is it a 16 or 20 drama episode.?....DAMN that hot man got me drooling more shower scene plz PD... :P :D

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let it just start the new year with a light hearted drama hmmm liking it so far, im not into medical but i just give it a try next time

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wow... definately going for the sign,,,,

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Love MY PRINCESS, love KTH, she suits her role well. Can't wait to see more.

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wow that really is close!! i'm happy that both dramas managed to get good ratings without squishing the other (and MBC must be really happy), though I do feel bad for President.

(I wonder when you have two dramas of a similar theme/topic airing within the first year, does the first one always do better than the second. I remember Iljimae doing much better than Return of Iljimae)

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Yay for Sign, I'm all for Sign, hope it'll do better next week

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Haven't watched MP yet, but if things in Sign keep going as in the two episodes, and if MP is that interesting as people here said, I think Sign will lose the rating battle..

I watched 2 previews of Sign before I watched the drama, and later when I watched it, the show became predictable and boring.. I mean, WHY would anyone want to reveal so much hints about the case occurring in the drama in its preview..??!!! I watched Giant before this drama, and Giant's previews were brilliant! They showed you things, but told you nothing about what would really happen in the next eps..

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'Tis really a shame.
President is such a well-made drama. But that seems to be the trend these days. :(

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Psst.

You should sub it.

>.>

<.<

..think of the little people (like me) :D

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from the way you were raving about kim tae hee and my princess I really thought a miracle has happened and she can truly be cute until I read daheefanel hilarious tweets about her (Miss Googly Eyes she calls her) man she made me laugh

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Sign seems interesting.
But I think I'm kinda through w/ the Super Natural stuffs.
Does it deal w/ Super Natural stuffs? lol.

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No, don't let the title throw you....It deals strictly the here and now and is shaping up to be gritty.

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I love My Princess....i'm glad there's another rom-com i can get addicted to like i did with YB in 2009!!!

i too loved the popcorn scene...so hilarious...and the last part of ep 2 when KTH had to run to the bathroom...

am yet to see the 'shower scene'...when oh when...

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i love MP , i watched two times but still find it amazing , hilarious , addictive .

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