MBC’s “Hospital Ship” and SBS’s “While You Were Sleeping” are both popular dramas currently airing on Wednesday and Thursday nights at 10 p.m. Following its successful premiere last week, “While You Were Sleeping” is becoming a fierce competitor against “Hospital Ship.”

According to results released by Nielsen Korea, the October 4 broadcast of MBC’s “Hospital Ship” reached viewership ratings of 5.6 percent for its first half and 6.6 percent for its second half, maintaining its spot as the No. 1 drama of this time slot.

However, SBS’s “While You Were Sleeping” is trailing close behind at 5.1 percent for its first half and 6.1 percent for its second half in viewership ratings. It also recorded higher ratings specifically with viewers aged 20 to 49, with a 3.7 percent rating during the first half and 5.2 percent during its second half. In comparison, “Hospital Ship” recorded 1.7 percent in the first half and 1.5 percent in the second half during its broadcast for the age group 20 to 49.

KBS drama special “Jung Madam’s Final Week” (literal title) aired during the same time slot on October 4 and recorded 3.7 percent.

As the fight for first place continues, KBS’s “Mad Dog” will join the Wednesday-Thursday night viewership ratings battle with its premiere next week.

Check out the first episode of “While You Were Sleeping” exclusively on Rakuten Viki!


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