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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Apr. 1-7, 2019

Moving into April, I’m happy to report that ratings aren’t looking as bleak as they used to. Choi Siwon’s political comedy My Fellow Citizens premiered this week, coming in strong with 6.8 percent. This week also saw the finale of Item, the clear underdog of the Monday-Tuesday bunch. After 32 episodes, the poor show never got anything higher than 5 percent.

Meanwhile, Doctor Prisoner and The Fiery Priest are still dominating, with the latter so very close to breaking 20 percent. Alongside The Fiery Priest, we had the premiere of JTBC’s A Beautiful World, which is already giving me some Solomon’s Perjury vibes. Unlike that show (another JTBC gem), A Beautiful World had a pretty decent premiere, coming in with 2.2 percent and then jumping up to 2.9. Looks like this one could be a serious contender in the ratings game.

Drama viewership ratings for the week of Apr. 1-7, 2019

Ep. # Station Rating
Monday, Apr. 1
My Fellow Citizens 1 KBS 6.8%
My Fellow Citizens 2 KBS 7.5%
Haechi 29 SBS 7.2%
Haechi 30 SBS 8.1%
Item 29 MBC 3.8%
Item 30 MBC 4.8%
Woohoo Waikiki 2 3 JTBC 2.0%
That Psychometric Guy 7 tvN 2.6%
Tuesday, Apr. 2
My Fellow Citizens 3 KBS 7.0%
My Fellow Citizens 4 KBS 8.4%
Haechi 31 SBS 7.8%
Haechi 32 SBS 8.4%
Item 31 MBC 3.5%
Item 32 MBC 4.2%
Woohoo Waikiki 2 4 JTBC 1.8%
That Psychometric Guy 8 tvN 2.7%
Wednesday, Apr. 3
Doctor Prisoner 9 KBS 13.2%
Doctor Prisoner 10 KBS 15.4%
The Banker 5 MBC 4.1%
The Banker 6 MBC 4.9%
Big Issue SBS
Big Issue SBS
Possessed 9 OCN 1.9%
Thursday, Apr. 4
Doctor Prisoner 11 KBS 13.3%
Doctor Prisoner 12 KBS 14.6%
The Banker 7 MBC 3.9%
The Banker 8 MBC 4.6%
Big Issue SBS
Big Issue SBS
Possessed 10 OCN 1.7%
Friday, Apr. 5
The Fiery Priest 29 SBS 15.5%
The Fiery Priest 30 SBS 19.8%
A Beautiful World 1 JTBC 2.2%
Saturday, Apr. 6
Mother of Mine 9 KBS 21.9%
Mother of Mine 10 KBS 26.2%
Love in Sadness 25 MBC 8.0%
Love in Sadness 26 MBC 9.7%
Love in Sadness 27 MBC 8.2%
Love in Sadness 28 MBC 8.5%
The Fiery Priest 31 SBS 17.7%
The Fiery Priest 32 SBS 19.4%
A Beautiful World 2 JTBC 2.9%
Kill It 5 OCN 1.1%
Confession 5 tvN 4.0%
Sunday, Apr. 7
Mother of Mine 11 KBS 24.8%
Mother of Mine 12 KBS 30.1%
Kill It 6 OCN 2.2%
Confession 6 tvN 5.5%

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I'm so happy that A Beautiful World is off to a good start with satisfying rating. Hopefully it continue to rise.

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I bothered to finish Item and thanks to this drama, I'm now on a drama break. This show was SO BAD and I FINISHED IT so now I'll only be watching animes for a couple of months. I've had it with disappointing shows.

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You deserve an award for hanging in there to the end! I made it only to eps 13-14 and gave up.

7 hours and still not even one small victory for the good guys, no explanation for the priest's involvement and motive. I made it to hour 7 trusting Joo Jihoon's choice to take on this role at a point in his career when he didn't need a drama, and the fact that he looks sooo good here. But I couldn't do it anymore. The recapper at least made it to hour 8 before giving up.

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I think this is it for Confession and Kill It. They are reaching or have reached their midway point, new dramas are premiering, and there haven't been a big increase in ratings from their premiere. Unfortunate but also just hoping both at least keep their numbers to the end and viewers don't jump ship.

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The shows I am watching that are killin' it: Haechi, Doctor Prisoner, and the Fiery Priest (Hot Blooded Priest). They all deserve their recognition.

Show I am watching that are not doing well but should be: WooHoo Waikiki, Possessed and Confession. Confession is the best of the bunch (in my opinion) but I think it is going to stay a sleeper. I am just happy it got picked up by Netflix.

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Try t o watch BIG ISSUE too it is good, Joo Jin Mo acting and his expressive eyes.

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I searched Netflix for Confession, but couldn't seem to find it. Does it go by another tittle? or I'm not in the right region. *sigh

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Sorry, it was Possessed that Netflix picked up. I am still forced to third party sites for this one even though I have Netflix, Viki and Amazon for my dramas.

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yeah, had to do the same. But really thankful for netflix picking up Possessed, cause otherwise, there won't be any proper subs.

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My hopes were also raised!

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I am currently watching Confession. I love it and looking forward for the next episodes. I think the rating is good for cable tv, isn't it?

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It is still rising. I am a bit frustrated because there are no reliable translations out there, but 5 percent isn't bad.

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I don’t understand why He Is Pyschometric isn’t doing better tho. Seems like so few people are watching it yet it’s a really good drama?

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@raonah, He is Psychometric is staying steady! I wish the ratings were a bit higher, but it's pretty solid. πŸ’š

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Yay! I'm glad to see it's doing pretty well.

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I really want Kill It and Woohoo Waikiki 2 to do well with the ratings! They are totally different dramas, but must watch ones! So, disappointed with the low ratings.

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I am quite disappointed with Kill It. What is the direction of this drama? a suspense, a rom-com or a melo? Trying to spice in some romance between the leads is so cheesy. I am getting very inpatient not knowing what the heck the leads are doing running around in circles! Not surprised it has low ratings. This drama is such a let-down despite very attractive leads. I may drop it very soon. Anyone feeling the same as me?

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I am surprised at how sloppy this "perfect assassin" guy is.

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I wonder why The Banker doesn't get more love. It's good and the cast is A+! Maybe it's because of the settings (bank world) and/or the lack of young actors (there are only a few younger actors)? Hmm.

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"DOCTOR PRISONER" already established it's viewers before THE BANKER came out. No matter how good it is, they are on the same time slot and I don't see viewers switching until DP is done.

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That's a good point :)

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The brightest spark this week was "My fellow Citizens" Choi Si won is exceptional as the conman thrust in an extraordinary situation.Comedy galore,The show is fast paced like a movie and I see this as a serious Ratings contender..

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