Two new Mon-Tues dramas are here and neither appear to make a strong splash and definitely nowhere near contending with time slot leader Temperature of Love. Witches Court on KBS nearly doubled the ratings at 6.6% over MBC‘s 20th Century Boy and Girl which aired two hours of new episodes to make up for the preemption last week. 20th Century got 4.2%, 3.9%, 3.5%, and 3.1% for the first four short episodes. Temperature of Love remained the ratings leader for 9.3% and 11.2% as that drama hits midway in airing and seems to have a nice audience interest despite being so lukewarm I just want it to suck or get much better rather than stay so persistently mediocre. Between Witch’s Court and 20th Century it was a no brainer that domestic viewers would prefer the legal intrigue of the former over the romantic trials and tribulations of modern day 30-something Seoul urbanites.
On the cable network side, tvN’s This Life is Our First premiered at 2% which isn’t bad but is down nearly 1% from predecessor Argon‘s ratings.