K-Drama Ratings: ‘The World of the Married’ Finale Hits All-Time High, ‘The King: Eternal Monarch’ Sinks to All-Time Low

The World of the Married ended with a bang!

The drama series which currently holds the distinction as the highest-rated Korean drama in South Korea’s cable TV history, broke its own record for the second time and hit the series’ all-time high nationwide rating of 28.64% on Saturday, May 16, 2020. This is an impressive leap from the 24.33% rating received by its second-to-the-last episode which aired last Friday night. And this is despite the fact that the last two episodes were classified R-19 and has a late-night timeslot.

The World of the Married bagged 4 nominations in the upcoming 2020 Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Director for Mo Wan-il, Best Actress TV performance of Kim Hee-Ae, Best Supporting Actor TV performance for Kim Young-Min, and Best New Actress (TV) for Han So-Hee. It was snubbed in the Best Drama category because, according to reports, remakes are not qualified for the top award. The World of the Married is a South Korean adaptation of the British drama “Doctor Foster.”

If The World of the Married hit its all-time high rating, The King: Eternal Monarch has a different story. The Lee Min-Ho starrer started off strong with 10.1% nationwide rating last April 17 but every week, its ratings are declining. The latest episode which aired Friday night garnered a nationwide rating of 5.8%, its lowest so far.

Here’s the updated list of highest-rated Korean dramas in cable television of all time:

Rank Show Network Peak Rating
1st The World of the Married JTBC 28.64%
2nd Sky Castle JTBC 23.78%
3rd Crash Landing on You tvN 21.68%
4th Reply 1988 tvN 18.80%
5th Goblin tvN 18.68%
6th Mr. Sunshine tvN 18.13%
7th Itaewon Class JTBC 16.55%
8th 100 Days My Prince tvN 14.41%
9th Signal tvN 12.54%
10th Hospital Playlist tvN 12.08%
11th The Lady in Dignity JTBC 12.07%
12th Hotel del Luna tvN 12.00%

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