"Giant" Places On Top And "Dong Yi" Finishes Run
"SBS' drama "Giant" held tightly onto its spot at No. 1 on Monday and Tuesday nights, while MBC's series "Dong Yi - Jewel in the Crown" finished its run in second place.
Data from TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) on Wednesday reported that "Giant" was the most-watched show in the primetime lineup, scoring ratings of 27.4 percent on October 11 and 23.9 percent the night after.
Numbers released by AGB Nielsen Media Research too revealed that the SBS show brought in high marks with viewership ratings of 27.9 percent on Monday night and 24 percent on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the 60-part historical epic "Dong Yi - Jewel in the Crown" ended its run on October 12 with average ratings of 23.6 percent on TNmS' poll, while posting ratings of 24.4 percent on Monday and 24.3 percent on the final episode.
"Dong Yi," starring Korean actors Han Hyo-joo and Ji Jin-hee, posted steady ratings in the mid-20 percent range during its run which started March 22 and breached the 30 percent mark several times.
The second season of "Queen of Housewives," starring Kim Nam-joo and Jung Jun-ho, will premiere on MBC next week.
KBS' "SungKyunKwan Scandal" placed at No. 3 with ratings in the ten to 12 percent range".
Lady Jan: I'm listening to the drama's OST sung by Jang Nara as i'm typing this. "Dong Yi" is such an interesting drama and its a pity its ratings couldn't be higher or surpass "Gaint" during its final episode :< However the average ratings for the drama is still not bad for such a long drama and alot of its fans were even hoping that it could be extended as they couldn't get enough of Dong Yi's adventures. Some were suggesting online that the producer could consider making a new drama on Dong Yi's son, Prince Yeoning and his journey towards becoming a King. I can't wait to start watching "Dong Yi" episode 59 English subtitled which is just available online today. Can't believe i have been following this drama for the past 8 months! Time really flies :> The cast of "Dong Yi" has done a great job of producing such an exciting and great quality drama for us drama fans. Really brightens up my days and makes me look forward to watching each episodes whenever i start on a new entertaining and meaningful drama. "SungKyunKwan Scandal" is the next drama i'm hooked to after "Dong Yi", watched 2 episodes on KBS World and it is so fun and entertaining. For those who are looking for another great historical drama to watch after "Dong Yi", do give "SungKyunKwan Scandal" a chance ;>
Pictures From Dong Yi's Wrap-Up Party:
(Source: Dongyi facebook page)