"The Moon that Embraces the Sun" Records Personal High of 42.5% with Real-Time Ratings


MBC’s “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” recorded 37.1% (AGB Nielsen) viewership ratings for its eleventh episode. While the overall ratings were the same as the tenth episode, “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” rewrote its personal high in real-time ratings hitting 42.5%, a 1.2% increase from last Thursday’s highest real-time ratings.

The real-time ratings hit 42.5% during the scene where Hwon (Kim Soo Hyun) and Wol (Han Ga In) enjoyed a puppet theater “date” outside palace walls. The two met coincidentally and, for a short moment, were able to let go of their social positions as king and shaman and enjoyed each other’s presence. 

Yesterday, we reported that Kim Soo Hyun was not the producers’ first choice for King Hwon! Additionally, Kim Soo Hyun, who plays King Lee Hwon, and Song Jae Rim, who plays the King’s loyal bodyguard Woon, mimicked the “couple in the rain” scene done by child actors Kim Yoo Jung and Lee Min Ho in an earlier episode. Representatives from the drama ralso evealed that Kim Soo Hyun’s Ikseongwan [hat] had to be custom-made for him because of his small face. He also surprised his fellow cast and crew by treating them to 150 servings of hot pizza. Child actress Kim Yoo Jung mentioned that Kim Soo Hyun was her ideal type.

MBC will air the twelfth episode of “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” tonight at 9:55PM KST. Check out the preview with subs here!