Wednesday-Thursday K-Dramas’ ratings are back! Which drama would have come first this week?
Currently airing at the same time and on the main channels are “The Last Empress” (SBS), “Liver or Die” (KBS) and “Spring Turns to Spring” (MBC) at 10 pm KST. On cable channels and at a different time, there are “Encounter” (tvN) 9:30 pm, and “Best Chicken” (MBN) 11 pm.
“Encounter” ended this week. From next week, "Touch Your Heart" with Lee DongWook and Yoo InNa will start.
According to Nielsen Korea, the ratings on Jan. 23 are the following. On the main channels at 10 PM, "The Last Empress" was first with 11 and 14% (35-36th episode), “Liver or Die” was second with 8.8% (23th episode), and “Spring Turns to Spring” was third with 2.2 and 2.2% (1-2nd episode). On the cable, “Encounter” had 8% for its 15th episode, and “Best Chicken” had 1.3% for its 7th episode.
According to Nielsen Korea, the ratings on Jan. 24 are the following. On the main channels at 10 PM, "The Last Empress" was first with 10.9 and 13.9% (37-38th episode), “Liver or Die” was second with 8% (24th episode), and “Spring Turns to Spring” was third with 1.5 and 1.9% (3-4th episode). On the cable, “Encounter” had 8.7% for its 16th and final episode, and “Best Chicken” had 0.8% for its 8th episode.
As we mentioned earlier, “Encounter” is airing at 9:30 pm and the main channels’ drama at 10 pm. These dramas’ episodes are of around 1 hour long. They, therefore, share 30 min of airing time. If we consider that “Encounter” is airing at the same time as the main channels then it should be third in terms of ratings on Jan. 23 and second on Jan. 24. The drama ended with the same ratings as its first episode. The drama regained the ratings lost in the second-half part of the drama for the final episodes.
“The Last Empress” stays in the first place with high ratings with a slight decrease from last week.
“Liver or Die” decreased from last week but still has great ratings.
“Spring Turns to Spring” started with low ratings and even lost more on its second day.
“Best Chicken” reached its best-ever ratings on Jan. 23 with 1.3% but came down on the next day to 0.8%.
You can check last week ratings of Wednesday-Thursday dramas here.
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Main Channels: Korea’s three major broadcasting networks including KBS, MBC and SBS.
Cable Channels: JTBC, tvN, MBN, Olive, OCN, and others.