There’s been interesting movement in the Mon-Tues time slot competition and in a way I didn’t expect. The second episode airing of KBS legal drama Witch’s Court garnered 9.5% AGB nationwide ratings, putting it basically neck-to-neck with ratings lead Temperature of Love on SBS which got 8.8% and 10.3% respectively for episodes 15 and 16. MBC preempted new arrival 20th Century Boy and Girl by airing the South Korean national team soccer game for the World Cup qualifiers, and already make up for it by airing 4 episodes of 20th Century on Monday. Without 20th Century it’s interesting that the viewers all migrated to Witch’s Court, which shows that Temperature has settled into a comfortable groove of viewers in the high single digits to low double digits range and if there isn’t a third option viewers are headed to try out Witch rather than go back to Temperature, which is a slow burn and not a dish for immediate satisfaction type of consumption. Now I’m curious to check out Witch’s Court, any early thoughts on that one?
Yoon Hyun Min and Jung Ryeo Won in Witch’s Court was a combo that excited me about zero percent when I heard about the casting but a good drama product always trumps casting preferences so if this drama is solid then there’s a good chance for KBS to gain traction in a time slot it’s been fairly week in for year except for the rare breakout hits.