[News] Wednesday and Thursday Dramas Battle Heats Up As Rating Numbers Rise

Two weeks have given our new Wednesday-Thursday dramas a chance to get settled and establish their stories, and the fifth episode offered the series something of a new direction as they kicked off major storylines. For instance, Cinderella’s Sister wrapped up the teenage years and sped forward to eight years later, and also marked the drama debut of Taecyeon. And Personal Taste got going in earnest when Lee Min-ho’s character begins to make over Sohn Ye-jin’s unkempt character.

Accordingly, ratings rose for both those dramas. Cinderella’s Sister stands poised to break 20% soon, as its Episode 5 drew a 19.7% (TNS Media, or 19.1% via AGB Nielsen), widening its lead and solidifying its first-place standing. With each episode’s numbers creeping upward, it’s on its way to being a bona fide hit, both ratings-wise and critically. The news was also good for Personal Taste, which dipped a bit in its second week but came back up to a 13% TNS (14.3% AGB).

Prosecutor Princess, on the other hand, remained stable in third place as its story delved into a child sexual assault case. Its numbers have hardly budged since Episode 1, and in fact the latest 10.8% (or 10.4% AGB) was a repeat of its premiere rating. While ratings can always change, it looks like the rankings have been firmly established and will likely remain in this order. What I’m most curious about is seeing how far Cinderella’s Sister can rise.

Source: Joy News
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