It’s only a matter of time before “Woman of Dignity” breaks the record for JTBC’s highest drama ratings ever. Though many have been expecting the drama to do well, the speed at which ratings continue to increase has surprised many.
The 11th episode aired on July 21 and hit nationwide ratings of 8.476 percent, according to Nielsen Korea. This is a 1.577 percent jump from the previous episode, which scored ratings of 6.899 percent.
The series is only approximately one percent away from the record set by “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon,” which peaked at 9.668 percent.
However, things weren’t always smooth sailing for the drama. The first episode started off at 2.044 percent, and though the second episode cracked the three percent mark, the third episode dropped back to two percent. Ratings stayed around three percent up to the fifth episode, and the drama was written off by some as a drama’s success is usually decided by how well the drama does in the beginning.
Once the sixth episode aired, the drama suddenly started enjoying an uptick in ratings. The drama was up to the four percent mark in episode 6, and went up another percent by episode 8 the following week. Episode 10 got the drama its highest ratings yet of 6.899 percent, which was easily beaten out by episode 11’s ratings.
What’s most surprising is that these numbers are coming from the drama’s Friday episode. The drama airs in the same time slot as popular variety shows like MBC’s “I Live Alone” and Mnet’s “Show Me The Money 6,” so Friday episodes usually have lower ratings than Saturday episodes. But with the July 21 episode breaking a record for the drama, it will be interesting to see how quickly the drama will become JTBC’s most-watched drama of all time.
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