An achievement on the final day is still an achievement nevertheless so the cast and crew of Mon-Tues SBS drama Whisper can pat themselves on the back for finally crossing the 20% AGB nationwide ratings mark. The final episode 20 hit 20.3% ratings, well below it’s predecessor Defendant’s last episode ratings of 28.3% or even earlier with Romantic Teacher, Doctor Kim which got 27% in the final episode. But it stills continues SBS’s dominance in the Mon-Tues time slot which in the last year was only marred by the misfire that was Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo while Doctors was a big summer hit. Up next is sageuk remake My Sassy Girl which doesn’t look like a hit but is also going up against weak ratings in new arrival competition of Fight My Way and Lookout. It’ll be interesting to see which relative newbie comes out on top next week.
The second episode ratings flipped between the second and third place dramas – Fight My Way came out in second place for episode 2 with a slight rise to 6% ratings while Lookout fell as it’s bifurcated episodes 3 and 4 took in 4.6% and 4.8% ratings respectively.