I may have spoken too quickly when episode 13 of The King’s Affection hit 10% ratings because since then it’s not been able to surpass it. The next two episodes got 9.6% and 9.9% and the most recent episode 16 dropped to 8.8%. There are four more episodes left but I really wanted a sageuk to break free this year and really hit a home run. Still, batting what will end up being a second or third base hit for this drama is notable and great for the cast and crew. On the other Mon-Tues youth sageuk front, Secret Royal Inspector Joy seems to have settled into a ratings range as well. The highest ratings so far is episode 3 with 5.257% and since it has been in the 3%-4% range, the last two episodes got 3.912% and 4.332% respectively. Inspector Joy is midway through its run but the drama appears to have a stable core of viewers that like the comedic and problem solving combination done with hearty earnestness.