Midas gets a 1-episode extension
Not that we’re surprised (are we?), but SBS’s Midas is getting one extra episode and will now end with episode 21 rather than the initially announced 20.
I say it’s no surprise because the drama’s been “off-schedule” since practically the beginning, meaning that its last episode would have come on a Monday instead of a Tuesday. In 99% of cases (I counted, sure why not), that means the drama either adds an episode, or plans a “special” so that the following drama gets to air on a Monday.
In Midas’ case, I think the bigger question is why it took so long for the official announcement to come, when it’s been so clear all along that they’d need to do something to work around the finale date. Perhaps they were waiting to see whether it’d be worth the gamble to extend it even further, given the drama’s recent rise in ratings.
For instance: The Duo had established its lead and held it for over a month, but has been losing ground in recent weeks. Recently, Midas overtook The Duo to claim the top spot in the Monday-Tuesday timeslot; its latest episode on April 26 drew a 16.4%, against The Duo’s 15.7%. (The third drama, KBS’s Crime Squad, has been firmly in third place for its single-digit run, and wrapped up this week with a 7.6%.)
With this batch of dramas coming to a close, the new crop is gearing up to take over. Crime Squad will be followed next week by Jang Nara’s workplace rom-com Baby-Faced Beauty, while Yoon Eun-hye’s trendy romance Lie To Me joins it on the air a week later, replacing Midas. The Duo, being scheduled for 32 episodes, will be on the air another month, to be replaced by Ripley in late May.
Via Star News