The battle between Wednesday and Thursday night dramas has officially begun!
According to Nielsen Korea’s October 11 official rating counts, KBS‘s “Secret Love,” broadcast on October 10, accumulated a rating of 14.6%, a 2.2% increase than its previous episode rating of 12.4%. The increase in Thursday night’s episode maintained the drama’s rank as first place amongst the Wednesday and Thursday night dramas.
(Spoiler Alert Below!)
Thursday night’s broadcast of “Secret Love” portrayed Hwang Jung Eum’s character Kang Yoo Jung being worried for by Jisung’s character Jo Min Hyuk, as Yoo Jung struggled through sadness after her father’s death. The sixth episode of “Secret Love” raised much suspense after Min Hyuk’s warning, “Don’t die without my permission,” towards an unconscious, hospitalized Yoo Jung, illustrated Min Hyuk’s potential new feelings towards his hated foe.
Although the ratings for “Secret Love” increased, the other two new dramas that aired their first episode on Wednesday night experienced drops in their Thursday night ratings. The second episode of SBS’s “The Heirs,” broadcast during the same time as “Secret Love,” came away with a rating of 10.5%, a 1.1% drop from its first episode rating of 11.6%
MBC’s “Medical Top Team” experienced drops in its ratings as well, as Thursday night produced a rating of 7.0%, a 0.3% decrease from Wednesday night’s 7.3%
KBS’ “Secret Love,” SBS’ “The Heirs,” and MBC’s “Medical Top Team” air on Wednesday and Thursday nights at 10PM KST.