Ratings of two dramas that newly started airing this weekend, SBS “A Gentleman’s Dignity” and MBC “Dr. Jin,” are very close.
According to some source, rating of “A Gentleman’s Dignity” was 12.8% while that of “Dr. Jin” was 11.8% for each drama’s second episodes broadcasted on May 27. Those ratings were lower than those of first episodes. This may be contributable to KBS 2TV’s “Gag Concert” with a rating of 19.9% jumped into that rivalry as it’s aired in the similar timeframe on Sunday.
What’s interesting is the gap in two drama’s ratings. The first episode of “A Gentleman’s Dignity” had 14.1% and that of “Dr. Jin” had 12.2%. And the second episodes’ ratings show that the gap has been reduced in one day. It’s hard to determine the winner and loser at this point.
“A Gentleman’s Dignity” and “Dr. Jin” both have popular actors and actresses appearing in them, and they started broadcasting on the same day at the same time. This led to the rivalry. Their stories are also very different since “A Gentleman’s Dignity” (Jang Dong Gun, Kim Ha Neul, Kim Soo Ro, Kim Min Jong, and Lee Jong Hyuk) is a romantic comedy while “Dr. Jin” (Lee Beom Soo, Song Seung Hun, Park Min Young, Kim Jae Joong) is a time-traveling fantasy.
As of now, “A Gentleman’s Dignity” is leading, but the gap of two ratings is small. Also, there’s always a possibility of audience’s switching after watching reruns.
Which drama do you like better?