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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Oct. 15-21, 2018

Now that we’re well into this drama cycle, it looks like the majority of shows have found their footing. Some ratings are steadily shooting up, while others are trickling down; all in all, they’re definitely keeping us on our toes. First off, the front-runners of Monday and Tuesday have consistently been romantic shows, with 100 Days My Prince still on top. All hail the prince!

In the middle of the week, darker shows like The Guest and Hundred Million Stars From the Sky have stayed in the 3-4 percent range for quite some time, though I’m sure they’re faring much better with online viewers. Over on weekends, the numbers for My Only Ally continue to increase, and the numbers for Room No. 9 continue to decrease. However, we still have plenty of time for improvement.

 

Drama viewership ratings for the week of Oct. 15-21, 2018

Ep. # Station Rating
Monday, Oct. 15
Matrimonial Chaos 5 KBS 2.6%
Matrimonial Chaos 6 KBS 3.8%
Bad Papa 9 MBC 2.6%
Bad Papa 10 MBC 2.7%
Fox Bride Star 9 SBS 6.9%
Fox Bride Star 10 SBS 8.0%
Beauty Inside 5 JTBC 3.9%
100 Days My Prince 11 tvN 10.1%
Tuesday, Oct. 16
Matrimonial Chaos 7 KBS 2.6%
Matrimonial Chaos 8 KBS 3.7%
Bad Papa 11 MBC 3.1%
Bad Papa 12 MBC 3.3%
Fox Bride Star 11 SBS 7.4%
Fox Bride Star 12 SBS 9.2%
Beauty Inside 6 JTBC 4.4%
100 Days My Prince 12 tvN 11.2%
Wednesday, Oct. 17
The Ghost Detective 23 KBS 2.3%
The Ghost Detective 24 KBS 2.3%
My Secret Terrius 13 MBC 7.1%
My Secret Terrius 14 MBC 9.5%
Heart Surgeons 13 SBS 5.7%
Heart Surgeons 14 SBS 6.9%
The Guest 11 OCN 2.6%
Hundred Million Stars From the Sky 5 tvN 3.4%
Thursday, Oct. 18
The Ghost Detective 25 KBS 1.8%
The Ghost Detective 26 KBS 2.0%
My Secret Terrius 15 MBC 7.9%
My Secret Terrius 16 MBC 9.5%
Heart Surgeons 15 SBS 7.2%
Heart Surgeons 16 SBS 8.8%
The Guest 12 OCN 3.3%
Hundred Million Stars From the Sky 6 tvN 2.8%
Friday, Oct. 19
The Third Charm 7 JTBC 3.1%
Saturday, Oct. 20
My Only Ally 21 KBS 24.9%
My Only Ally 22 KBS 25.7%
Hide and Seek 29 MBC 3.6%
Hide and Seek 30 MBC 8.1%
Hide and Seek 31 MBC 11.0%
Hide and Seek 32 MBC 11.8%
Ms. Ma, Nemesis 9 SBS 2.1%
Ms. Ma, Nemesis 10 SBS 5.1%
Ms. Ma, Nemesis 11 SBS 5.5%
Ms. Ma, Nemesis 12 SBS 5.8%
The Third Charm 8 JTBC 3.0%
Player 7 OCN 4.4%
Room No. 9 5 tvN 3.5%
Sunday, Oct. 21
My Only Ally 23 KBS 27.1%
My Only Ally 24 KBS Β 31.2%
My Healing Love 5 MBC 4.6%
My Healing Love 6 MBC 9.1%
My Healing Love 7 MBC 8.1%
My Healing Love 8 MBC 8.3%
Player 8 OCN 4.9%
Room No. 9 6 tvN 4.5%

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I hope My Healing Love does better.

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Even though the DB's ratings reports have never been all inclusive, I was really hoping to see how Channel A's Twelve Nights fared. The first two episodes are beautiful and contemplative with well-written characters. Fighting Twelve Nights!

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Both first and second episode ratings are 0.6%.

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Really? 😣

That's too bad. Although the tempo for Twelve Nights is a bit slower than most dramas, it is really a gem to watch. And man, the ending of episode 2 was unexpectedly seductive and overall the drama is just beautifully shot.

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0.6 ratings for a drama on Channel A (one of the least known general programming cable channels) is probably a good thing.

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That's a real shame. I'm loving this drama. Hope the ratings will pick up - even though the ratings for a lot of my favourites have been terrible...

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I've never heard of Channel A. If that's some minor cable network then 0.6% might not be a bad rating.

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Aww... i like it so far (am waiting for ep 3) it is a quiet, slow, melo drama but it has a nice feeling too.

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They have moved to Monday post which i find appropriate and even asked for in 2017. Dramabeans target main channels which i think is right because we all know there are dozens of channels out there having their own original content. It would be too difficult to include each and every show in ratings post.

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Just sharing ratings for drama that are not included, in case anyone is curious:

Devilish Joy E13, E14: 2.0%, 1.9%
Dae Jang-geum is Watching E03, E04: 1.2%, 1.2%
Twelve Nights E01, E02: 0.6%, 0.6%
Big Forest E07: 1.4%

I also post weekly prime-time drama ratings here: https://www.reddit.com/r/KDRAMA/search?q=title:%22Prime-time%20Drama%20Viewership%20Ratings%22&restrict_sr=1&sort=new

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# Highest Rating in Show history (as of this week)
1. tvN's 100 Days My Prince: 11.2% (E12)
- Ranked 7th in top 10 highest rated cable drama, behind Goblin, Reply 1988, Mr. Sunshine, Signal, Woman of Dignity and Prison Playbook.
2. SBS' Where Stars Land; 7.3%/9.2% (E11/12)
3. JTBC's The Beauty Inside: 4.4% (E06)
4. SBS' Heart Sergeons: 7.2%/8.8% (E15/16)
5. MBC's Terius Behind Me: 7.2%/9.5% (E15/16)
- Equivalent to E07/08 ratings
6. OCN's The Guest: 3.3% (E12)

# Lowest Rating in Show History (as of this week)
1. MBC's Bad Papa: 2.6%/2.7% (E09/10)
2. KBS2's The Best Divorce: 2.6%/3.7% (E07/08)
3. KBS2's The Ghost Detective: 1.9%/2% (E25/26)
4. tvN's The Smile Has Left Your Eyes: 2.8% (E06)
5. tvN's Room No. 9: 3.5% (E05)
6. SBS' Ms. Ma, Nemesis: 2.1%, 5.1% (E09/10)

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I was wondering whether 11.2 was considered very high for 100 Days My Prince. Thank you for posting this analysis!

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Here's some more interesting info about k-drama ratings. If 100DMP passes Prison Playbook, which it's poised to do, it will become the highest rated weekday primetime (Mon/Tue, Wed/Thur) drama on cable.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_drama#List_of_highest-rated_Korean_dramas_in_cable_television

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oh wow, I didn't know wikipedia had such compilations! This is just what I need! Thank you!

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I dont understand why TSHLYE has such low ratings!

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It reminds me of Mother (which had similar ratings) in that it's darker storyline and the mood of it isn't going to appeal to everyone.

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And yet Mother was one of the best dramas of the year. As I recall it also got quite a few awards.

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Addition info, for highest rating;

7.OCN's Player: 4.904% (E08)
* Slightly higher than previous record, which is 4.876% (E02)
8. KBS2's My Only One: 27.1%, 31.2% (E23/24)

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@ordinaryguy92, thank you for posting the ratings for DAE JANG-GEUM IS WATCHING. I figured that it would have low numbers because of its late-night slot on Thursdays. Too bad, because it's so great to have Shin Dong-wook back in Kdramaland.

I'm glad to see that 100 DAYS MY PRINCE is among tvN's highest-rated shows ever. The cinematography has been gorgeous in some of the outdoor scenes. The OTP is memorable.

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Huh, all the shows I'm watching are doing well, ratings-wise. Feels weird. Except maybe Devilish Joy, but that's not the biggest surprise.

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but devilish joy is doing good considering its Chanel.

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True!

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Thanks for compiling the ratings figures, @sailorjumun! It's gratifying to see 100 DAYS MY PRINCE doing so well. After 2017's crop of sageuks (REBEL, SAIMDANG, SEVEN DAY QUEEN, THE KING LOVES), it feels as if 2018 has been experiencing a drought when it comes to hack-and-slash historical dramas. It felt like a long stretch since GRAND PRINCE aired early in the year.

Pssst, @mary. CSS mayday. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you'd rather know about it, right? Methinks @sailorjumun needs an updated template. :-( Thank you both for all your hard work behind the scenes. ;-)

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Sad to see Hide and Seek rather low. We need more people to cheer for Chae Rin and hate on the evil grandmother and Soo Ah.

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so Uee is the new weekend killer is it?

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i don't understand why hundred million stars from the sky's ratings are so low????? it has amazing plot and characters!!

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It makes me so happy to see these ratings for 100 Days My Prince week after week!! ^^
Only 2 dramas are higher if we consider the whole week!

I'm sorry, I'll stop gloating now! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

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Gloat on! We're also happy for 100 days my prince😊

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It's really good! I don't normally watch historical dramas but I'm surprised this one turned out really awesome :)

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Congrats player for maintaining 4% πŸŽ‰

Uee has return to her glory days of Ojakkyo Brothers with another KBS weekender: My Only Ally. Maybe i sould try watching it. I remember liking her in OB though i started watching for Joowon after baker kim tak gu hype 🀣. And i really liked her and lee seo jin in Marriage Contract which was a short MBC weekender.

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I started to watch "My One Ally" a while ago. And I love it. It has a good plot, stories, and characters. Much better chaebol family than "My Golden Life", LoL.

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Cool to see all seven days ratings, thanks guys!

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With network ratings being what they are today, SBS and MBC must be quite pleased with Fox Bride and Terrius. Sleeper hits.

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