Goddess of Fire resumes filming, hopes to recover ratings
Production is getting back on track for MBC’s Goddess of Fire Jung-yi, which had halted filming for several days when lead actress Moon Geun-young was injured on set on the 18th and subsequently missed its airdates this week. In place of new episodes, the show aired special broadcasts on the 23rd and 24th.
The crew resumed filming (with Moon Geun-young) on September 25, and plans to air its next episode as scheduled next Monday. That is a good thing, because the show, which never had a strong foothold in the Monday-Tuesday ratings race to begin with, plummeted in the numbers with the two filler broadcasts. The drama had premiered in July with a 10.7% rating, reached a high of 12% in its second week, but has been declining since then, resting in the 7% to 8% range. Monday’s special dropped the drama down to 4.8%, and Tuesday’s numbers sank further to 4%.
On the other stations, KBS ruled with its feel-good medical drama Good Doctor, which broke 20% this week (Tuesday’s episode took in a 21.5% rating), while SBS’s new drama Suspicious Housekeeper was able to claim second place with 8.1%.
Goddess of Fire Jung-yi will resume with Episode 25 next week, on September 30. It has eight more episodes left, and its finale will now be pushed back a week to late October.