A huge congrats to Ji Sung and the cast and crew of SBS Mon-Tues drama Defendant as this Monday’s episode 7 broke 20% AGB nationwide ratings. The drama rise 2.3% to cross the vaunted barrier and hit 20.9% viewership, and also widened the lead against the competition. MBC‘s sageuk Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People dropped 1.6% to rest at 10.7% while KBS continues to struggle with Hwarang notching 8.2% ratings, which is actually a 1.3% increase from the last episode.
Ji Sung’s last drama hit was the underdog melodrama Secret (Secret Love) on KBS which ended up beating Heirs in the same time slot, but actually never broke 20% ratings during its run. This is only episode 7 out of Defendant’s 16 episode run so it’ll be interesting to see if ratings keep rising like Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim or stay mostly steady like Doctors. Looks like SBS Mon-Tues dominance is here to stay as long as it’s doctors, lawyers, but not Moon Lovers.