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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Sep. 24-30, 2018

The first batch of new shows has arrived, and they run the gamut in theme and in ratings. Numbers are still relatively low (I guess we’ll have to accept that this is the new norm), but it’s nice to see that some titles are hanging in there.

First off, we have Lovely Horribly doing kind of horribly and consistently losing numbers. Monday’s episode was their lowest number yet with only 1.0 percent ratings. Its competitor 100 Days My Prince, on the other hand, is going strong, as is its leads’ budding romance. The majority of Wednesday-Thursday dramas were moved to Thursday this week, giving us two big premieres. Not only did spy mystery My Secret Terrius and medical drama Heart Surgeons bring in decent numbers, but they’re also neck and neck.

Finally, for the weekend, we have My Only Ally close to breaking 30 percent ratings. It had two new competitors over on cable, with Player beating out breezy romance The Third Charm and making it the underdog. Meanwhile, hit drama Mr. Sunshine came to an end, officially becoming another entry in a string of successes for writer Kim Eun-sook.


Drama viewership ratings for the week of Sep. 24-30, 2018

Ep. # Station Rating
Monday, Sep. 24
Lovely Horribly 25 KBS 1.0%
Lovely Horribly 26 KBS 2.2%
100 Days My Prince 5 tvN 4.4%
Tuesday, Sep. 25
Lovely Horribly 27 KBS 2.0%
Lovely Horribly 28 KBS 3.2%
100 Days My Prince 6 tvN 6.9%
Wednesday, Sep. 26
The Guest 5 OCN 2.9%
Thursday, Sep. 27
The Ghost Detective 13 KBS 2.6%
The Ghost Detective 14 KBS 2.6%
My Secret Terrius 1 MBC 6.3%
My Secret Terrius 2 MBC 7.6%
My Secret Terrius 3 MBC 6.1%
My Secret Terrius 4 MBC 6.1%
Heart Surgeons 1 SBS 6.9%
Heart Surgeons 2 SBS 7.5%
Heart Surgeons 3 SBS 6.2%
Heart Surgeons 4 SBS 6.5%
The Guest 6 OCN 3.0%
Friday, Sep. 28
The Third Charm 1 JTBC 1.8%
Saturday, Sep. 29
My Only Ally 9 KBS 21.8%
My Only Ally 10 KBS 27.1%
Hide and Seek 17 MBC 5.5%
Hide and Seek 18 MBC 7.7%
Hide and Seek 19 MBC 6.6%
Hide and Seek 20 MBC 9.1%
Let Me Introduce Her 37 SBS 8.0%
Let Me Introduce Her 38 SBS 9.6%
Let Me Introduce Her 39 SBS 10.4%
Let Me Introduce Her 40 SBS 12.7%
Mr. Sunshine 23 tvN 15.4%
The Third Charm 2 JTBC 1.8%
Player 1 OCN 4.5%
Sunday, Sep. 30
My Only Ally 11 KBS 25.5%
My Only Ally 12 KBS  29.3%
Wealthy Son 93 MBC 4.4%
Wealthy Son 94 MBC 9.3%
Wealthy Son 95 MBC 9.8%
Wealthy Son 96 MBC 10.8%
Mr. Sunshine 24 tvN 18.1%
Player 2 OCN 4.9%

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Terius behind me had a promising start. Hope it keeps rising. Also the players premiered with record breaking ratings for ocn which is awesome 👏🏼 can’t wait for tonight’s episode, tomorrow

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Who has Player?

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VIU has Player. They usually have OCN shows.

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Thank you! I'll check it out😀

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Bummer! Apparently the VIU app is not available in my region. 😫

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Woo-hoo! DramaFever has Player!

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Oh, yay! I'm glad you have it too :)

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It's better to watch VIU on a web browser. Perhaps that could also be accessible to you?

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The Player is also at Viki and Dramafever.

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Viki and DramaFever both got it.

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Good to know that My Secret Terrius is doing well. Have to check Player and see cheeky SSH in action!

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I certainly hope that Third Charm is discovered by more viewers. I liked it!

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The player had a great start with a solid rating. I was planning not to start the show as I already have so many dramas to watch but now I want to give it a chance + the cameo done by Yoo Seung-ho.💗

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Ouch. You know KBS isn't doing well when an MBC show tops them in ratings. MBC!

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Well,Its So Ji Sub playing a spy..How could they not ?

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Why is "Devilish Joy" not listed in the "Currently Airing" sidebar and included in rating reports?

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it's is not a primetime drama and it's on mbn

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It is broadcast on Wed-Thurs 11 pm KST, same timeslot with OCN's The Guest. What's wrong with MBN? TV Chosun's Grand Prince was listed though.

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This site has daily ratings reports that include shows from MBN, TV Chosun, and Channel A.
http://inkinews.com/

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Excellent. My go to ratings site.

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I’m glad Koreans are showing some love to Mr. Sunshine.

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I started Heart Surgeons out of the new dramas and I liked it. The next one will be Player. I want action, humour, bickering between cheeky and easy-going Song Seung-Heon and badass Krystal. I'm wondering whether these two dramas will include low-key romance. Low-key romance is my favourite.

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I still have not figured out who are the good or bad guys in Hide and Seek. Maybe that is the intention? So far it seems like Soo A (the kidnapped daughter) is being the real evil one here.

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Oh dear, the Third Charm didn't start out strong.
Still, that first line - Lovely Horribly at 1% - wow, that couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

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What was that show that made lowest ratings records in kdrama world last year? MANH
This year the 3 public channels have shows that are actively competing and trying to take the 1st place.

Beautiful Mind's 4% rating wasn't enough and here in 2018 we have shows who are continuously rating below 3% and still complete their run.
Player is your another conjob korean content.

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woah Mr Sunshine at 15.4. It's almost like Goblin, no? looks like I have to pick it up again; I stopped at ep 5 or 6.

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Mr Sunshine at 18.1 for ep24. The Seoul rating was 21.8

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I had expected Mr. Sunshine to break the ratings record, but at least it should sweep the awards.

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The Seoul rating at 21.8 is a record and beats Goblin

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Ooooo I'm more suprised this segment is back. I thought it would never see the light of day ever again. It came back as suddenly as it disappeared.

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Lovely Horribly; isn't a bad drama per say but there's absolutely no chemistry between the leads. The romance feels forced instead of natural and it has some of the most awkward kiss scenes ever. The worst of the worst was the "passionate kisses" in the elevator where it just felt like two people fighting each other. Staying onboard to know the end... The show's very good when the focus is on mystery... not so much when it bothers with romance.

It is my first time watching Park Shi Hoo... and nope doesn't work for me.

Ghost Detective is cruelly underrated. Choi Daniel and Park Eun Bin are rocking it and the plot is tightly woven with a romance that is very very low key but man the feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeels.

Well doesn't matter as long as they don't cut this show short. Choi Daniel's rugged look is smexy.

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I was on board with Ghost Detective til the tunnel scene with the shaman. That was some gawd awful trope. They could have got more info in a more tasteful way.

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Wow that 18% final number for Mister Sunshine is phenomenal. Again, it's on cable; remember when Misaeng was in the 3%-5% range and everyone was so amazed? That seems so long ago now.

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goblin and 1988 reached 18%
given the budget of sunshine, this should have been higher
18% was expected by the end of its run

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