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Drama viewership ratings for the week of April 13-19, 2020

Though dramaland has had some incredible success with blockbusters like Crash Landing and sleeper hits like Itaewon Class, the majority of shows are really suffering. The Monday-Tuesday slot used to have a pretty good track record, and now its shows are barely making 10 percent (the cable dramas barely making 3 percent). Dramas 365: Repeat the Year and A Piece of Your Mind had their lowest ratings to date.

The Wednesday-Thursday slot has been struggling for a while, but this week, numbers for fluffy cat romance Welcome dropped below 1 percent.  After a pre-emption, numbers for Find Me in Your Memory dropped as well. What keeps the chart from being full-on depressing are dramas like Hospital Playlist and A Couple’s World. The former is currently the twelfth highest rated cable drama and the latter is closing in on second.

Last but not least, we rolled out the red carpet for fantasy rom-com The King: Eternal Monarch. With this being the return of both actor Lee Min-ho and writer Kim Eun-sook, it was sure to be the next big thing. So, no surprise that the drama set a record for SBS as the highest rated Friday-Saturday premiere.

Drama viewership ratings for the week of April 13-19, 2020

Ep. # Station Rating
Monday, April 13
365: Repeat the Year 13 MBC 3.7%
365: Repeat the Year 14 MBC 4.1%
Nobody Knows 13 SBS 9.9%
I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day 13 JTBC 2.6%
A Piece of Your Mind 7 tvN 1.2%
Tuesday, April 14
365: Repeat the Year 15 MBC 3.6%
365: Repeat the Year 16 MBC 4.2%
Nobody Knows 14 SBS 10.5%
I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day 14 JTBC 2.1%
A Piece of Your Mind 8 tvN 1.1%
Wednesday, April 15
Welcome 13 KBS 1.8%
Welcome 14 KBS 1.8%
Find Me in Your Memory MBC
Find Me in Your Memory MBC
Memorist 11 tvN 2.4%
Thursday, April 16
Welcome 15 KBS 0.9%
Welcome 16 KBS 1.1%
Find Me in Your Memory 17 MBC 3.1%
Find Me in Your Memory 18 MBC 3.2%
Memorist 12 tvN 2.8%
Hospital Playlist 6 tvN 11.7%
Friday, April 17
The King: Eternal Monarch 1 SBS 11.4%
A Couple’s World 7 JTBC 18.5%
Saturday, April 18
Once Again 13 KBS 21.3%
Once Again 14 KBS 26.6%
The King: Eternal Monarch 2 SBS 11.6%
A Couple’s World 8 JTBC 20.1%
Rugal 7 OCN 1.5%
Hi Bye, Mama! 15 tvN 4.8%
Sunday, April 19
Once Again 15 KBS 26.3%
Once Again 16 KBS 29.9%
Rugal 8 OCN 2.6%
Hi Bye, Mama! 16 tvN 5.1%

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I'm one of those viewers who like Kim Eun-sook's dramas and Lee Min Ho's looking HOT HOT HOT! Eeeeeee!! ...........Ahem, control......Also my quarantine days needed something exiting and positive among such depressing times, so I can understand why 'The King: Eternal Monarch' has gained such tremendous response on its premier.

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I'm pretty sure that THE FIERY PRIEST is still the record holder for SBS highest rated Friday-Saturday premiere with 10.4% and 13.8%. THE ETERNAL MONARCH 10.1% and 11.4%.

"Couple's World" is unstoppable. Crossing 20% in the halfway mark is Amazing! I am pleased with the changes that they are making. I didn't like season 2 of the original but I really like where it's heading here.

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I was curious to check the original work Doctor Foster, but maybe it's best to do that after TWOTM ended.. Since I've heard people who read the synopsis about Doctor Foster lost the surprise element in TWOTM 😁

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Yes, the rating for The King is lukewarm at best. Let's see if KES can save it next week.

If not, at most, it will do The Heirs #.

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@kiara, I couldn't finish season 2 of "Doctor Foster" because it was just too frustrating. Am waiting to see if this Kdrama version will end better before continuing. Do you get an impression that this will have a more satisfying ending? I don't want to invest more time with no better payoff!

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I'm enjoying The World of The Married and Hospital Playlist sooo much right now 😄❤️ Happy for them to get high ratings 🎉

I'll see the review for The King until their 2nd week and then I'll decide to watch it or not.. I'm curious if The King will ever be able to beat TWOTM's ratings, or any of previous Kim Eun Sook's dramas 🤔

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Those are disappointing numbers for Kim Eun-sook.

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Those are already inflated numbers since only the highest part are posted. It’s about 10% if you take the average.

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Fans are blaming netflix for the ratings which makes no sense because CLOY and IC were simulcast as well.

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This. So this! Not right to blame netflix if it's not doing well,should accept..

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i am sorry but i think she's overrated i have dropped all of her dramas, some are just so bad such as DOTS. I think her dramas get the hype from using the most known actors and 'wasting money' and not much from the plot.

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Have been waiting for Nobody Knows to cross over to 10% for weeks! 👏👏👏
Hope it stays in the double digits for the finale week.
Also happy about the continued good ratings for Hospital Playlist
Another show I'm immensely enjoying is I'll find you on a Beautiful Day and the ratings don't reflect how amazing this show is!

With most of two of my dramas ending next week (😭😭😭), I'll finally have time to catch up on a A Couple's World. And DAMN, 20% at the half-mark!!! This is unprecedented.

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Rugal's ratings are terrible but I'm not surprised it's BAD bad. The poor ratings overall could be because a lot of airing in the wrong season with the wrong subject matter at a time when things are already depressing. Where are the spring and summer romcoms? The only thing that is light and heartfelt without being depressing is Hospital Playlist.

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Jang Nara's "Oh My Baby" is premiering in a few weeks. It looks pretty light.

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Rugal's Saturday rating is its lowest to date because it directly competes with The World of the Married at 10:50 p.m. Chef Moon, another timeslot rival, fares worse at 0.6%. But, Rugal recovers on Sundays (2.6% this weekend) in the absence of such strong scripted competition.

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'Welcome' sets new record of lowest rated drama for public channel, previously hold by 'Manhole'.

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Eternal king is sure will have a hard time in rating since it's airing in the same time slot of CW.
I am just enjoying CW i haven't enjoyed a drama this much since it's rival Sky castle.
Eternal king from pics looks amazing it makes me want to watch but i am not sure since i am not a huge fan of kim eun sook the farthest i reached in any of her dramas is 6 eps in Goblin even though i am huge fan of gong yoo and go eun and the fact that lee minho is lead is not encourging either since the only drama i liked of his is Faith.

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The King is not in direct competition with CW tho. The latter airs an hour later. The King's direct competition is KBS news and Law of the jungle IIRC

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There is a 30-minute overlap (The King airs 10:00-11:20 p.m., The World of the Married at 10:50 p.m. to 12:20 a.m.). This means The King is losing to cable if it could not take advantage of the 50-minute headstart.

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The King's second part rating is higher than it's first part. It actually gained a little during overlap. But if it was head-to-head with Couple's world, The King would struggle.

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Is it just me or is a weekender rating around 25% also quite low? Don't they often rate up to 40%?

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They do that in the 2nd half. This drama just started it has time.

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Also these days even the weekender ratings dropped so 30% is the new 40%. They usually increase in ratings as they go along. Once Again is doing much better than its predecessor Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life and is comparable to Mother of Mine. It almost reached 30% in week 4 whereas it took Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life 20 weeks to go that high and its highest was only 32.3%. Mother of Mine only reached to 35.9%

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_Love,_Wonderful_Life
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_of_Mine_(TV_series)

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The drama 365 the repeat year is a very good one. No dragging nor boring scenes as it is fast paced. The Plot has many interesting twists that gets k iwn when you have watched it. The actors acted well, no over acting and wasted scenes. But you have to watch it from the start. I always look forward to the next episodes. I give it a 100%

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