MBC‘s new Wed-Thurs drama Hospital Ship had a fast launch with double digit ratings premiere in the first day but the second day episodes went down in ratings to high single digits. Things appear to have stabilized this week as the medical team on the sea ratings went back up to double digits, with Wed’s episode taking in 10.8% and 11.3% and now Thursday it went up to 11.3% and 13.0%. Reunited Worlds remained second with 5.7% and 6.4% but poor beleaguered Manhole dropped below 2 and took in only a pitiful 1.8% ratings.
KBS has cut short dramas that took in double the ratings of Manhole but there’s no word on putting this puppy out of its misery. MBC did have a hiccup with Wednesday’s airing in that the back episode aired a fire safety video because the network farmed out post production to an outside company and had a production snafu so didn’t have the footage to air. This coupled with the network strike does make it a wonder that Hospital Ship is floating not to mention leading the pack.