Mr. Sunshine Remains Top of the Final Average Ratings for Cable Dramas in 2018 Followed by Sky Castle

The final average ratings are out tabulating the entire run of each cable K-drama that premiered in 2018. It was fun ride actually, I watched almost all on the top 10 list and even ones I didn’t it was fun to peer in on the hype and excitement. After the wild rise of jTBC end of the year drama Sky Castle I thought it would be the top dog on the average ratings poll but it just fell short. tvN‘s Mr. Sunshine retains the number 1 average rated cable drama of 2019 position with 12.955% followed by Sky Castle with 12.500%. I think Sky Castle’s close second is way more impressive since it didn’t have the budget, hype, or big name cast and production as Mr. Sunshine. In third place is sageuk Dear Husband of 100 Days, followed by Encounter (Boyfriend), and then Memories of Alhambra in fifth place. Check out the top list below! Continue reading

An Empress’s Dignity and Sky Castle are the December 2018 Surprise Hits Over High Profile Memories of Alhambra and Encounter

Right now there are four dramas doing well in their respective ratings but two are surprise underdogs that are garnering ratings far above expected and the other two are high profile big budget expected successes that are just meeting expectations. … Continue reading

2018 is the Year Cable K-dramas Fully Surpassed Big Three in Top Ten Lists and Comparative Ratings

Success takes hard work and 2018 saw the first time that cable K-dramas fully dominated the landscape over Big Three network dramas, in both critical top 10 lists and comparative adjusted ratings. After nearly a decade of concerted effort to … Continue reading

Encounter and Sky Castle Lead the Good Data November Drama Rankings While Park Bo Gum and Song Hye Kyo Top the Acting Side

Korean polling platform Good Data provides weekly buzz rankings based on search words and this past week was worth a visit since there were three new dramas premiering and four total dramas released in the last two weeks. Topping the … Continue reading