Doctor Prisoner aired its final episodes this week, and it did what it has done its entire run by coming in first in Nielsen drama ratings during the Wednesday-Thursday time slot while hitting a series high:
Ep. 31 – 13.2%
Ep. 32 – 15.8%
It was also finale week for The Banker which came in second on Wednesday. Then with less competition on Thursday, it was able to increase in numbers and reach a series high of 7% for its final episode:
Ep. 29 – 3.6%
Ep. 30 – 4.3%
Ep. 31 – 5.4%
Ep. 32 – 7.0%
The new romantic comedy Absolute Boyfriend starring Yeo Jin Goo and Minah premiered in last:
Ep. 1 – 2.1%
Ep. 2 – 2.4%
Ep. 3 – 3.1%
Ep. 4 – 3.7%
Doctor Prisoner airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
The Banker airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.
Absolute Boyfriend airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.
Update: Changes to Weekly Ratings Posts
There are some upcoming changes to drama airing days and time slots by the networks, so fewer dramas are directly going head to head in ratings now. Because of this, for the time being, I’m going to phase out doing weekly ratings updates of the public network dramas.
Instead, I will do ratings updates for a few dramas when there is a particular achievement such as a strong premiere/finale, reaching double digits, setting a record, etc. as well as maybe following the full ratings journey of a drama here and there. This could change in the future depending on how drama schedules shape up, but for now I wanted to give you a heads up as to what to expect concerning ratings updates. Thank you for reading!