All three broadcasting stations premiered new Wed/Thurs dramas last week, and it’s been a tight race for the ratings both last week and this week. According to AGB Nielsen, SBS “Rooftop Prince,” starring JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun and Han Ji Min, rose 0.2% from the night before, recording 11.4% for its fourth episode. Since its premiere, “Rooftop Prince” has seen a steady increase in ratings, going from 9.8% for its pilot episode to 10.5% for its second to 11.2% for its third episode.
MBC “The King 2hearts” recorded 14.6%, a 0.8% drop. On March 29, fans were surprised to see a 2% dip in ratings for the third episode, going from 16.5% to 14.5%. At this rate, many are predicting that “Rooftop Prince” will gain ground and take the lead for the Wed/Thurs night race for the ratings.
Meanwhile, KBS “The Equator Man,” starring Uhm Tae Woong, saw very similar numbers as its previous episodes, recording 8.5%.
“Rooftop Prince” is about a Chosun era Crown Prince Lee Gak (Park Yoo Chun) who was in the midst of investigating the death of his Crown Princess (Jung Yumi) when he mysteriously gets sucked into the future and meets his destined love (Jung Yumi).
“The King 2hearts” takes place in a fictional contemporary South Korea, which is still ruled by monarchy. The story is about an arranged marriage between North Korean Special Forces female operative Kim Hang Ah (Ha Ji Won) and South Korea’s Crown Prince Lee Jae Ha (Lee Seung Gi). Initially, the two are blinded by their pride and prejudice against each other, but they manage to get past their differences and fall in love.
What about Soompiers? Which series do you like better?