Final Episode of Descendants of the Sun Brings in 38.8% Ratings Ending with a Successful Flourish


So long to two of the three currently airing Wed-Thurs K-dramas, and especially to the massive Pan-Asia hit Descendants of the Sun for bringing back eight weeks of what felt like the heydays of the ratings past. DotS made drama watching into a collective experience again as viewers tuned in during live television broadcasts and sent the ratings increasing week after week. The final episode 16 aired this Thursday and brought in a new record for the show garnering 38.8% AGB nationwide with a 4% increase from the previous episode.

Beleaguered Please Come Back Ahjusshi aired back-to-back final two episodes getting 4.6% and 2.6% respectively. Still going Goodbye Mr. Black continued to limp around with 3.5% and 3.8% for its airing of back-to-back episodes. With this final episode ratings, DotS will officially average 28.5% AGB nationwide ratings, a feat that is successful even during the halcyon ratings days of yore and now can be held up as a truly remarkable achievement. For highest rated Kim Eun Sook dramas it’s now Lovers in Paris which averaged an insane 41.3%, followed by DotS with 28.5%, and Secret Garden rounds out the top three with 24.3%. Continue reading

Descendants of the Sun Records Highest Ratings in Yoo Ah In Cameo’d Episode 13 as Please Come Back Ahjusshi Drops Even Further

The battle has turned into a zero sum game as it heads into the final stretch, with the winner continuing to win and the losers still getting bruised. Episode 13 of Descendants of the Sun brought in a 33.5% AGB … Continue reading

Rain and Oh Yeon Seo are Charismatic in Character Posters for Please Come Back Ahjussi

With Valentine’s Day over and done with, that means it’s mid-February already and rounding the corner into the final stretch of promotions for the two big K-dramas premiering at the end of the month. SBS is keeping the pace for Please … Continue reading

New Preview for Please Come Back Ahjusshi is Laughter and Tears with Much Rain and Oh Yeon Seo Eye Candy

I wonder what the soul swapping mythology of upcoming SBS drama Please Come Back Ahjusshi will be? Does the two dead ahjusshi characters in Kim Soo Ro and Kim In Kwon take over the hottie bodies of Rain and Oh … Continue reading

Please Come Back Ahjusshi Releases Hilarious Teaser While K-news Reports Cast Bickering Over Credit Order

I was all set to root for the various drama setups in upcoming SBS drama Please Come Back Ahjusshi that are outside the norm of typical K-drama tropes. There was going to be co-leads Rain and Oh Yeon Seo, each … Continue reading

Rain and Oh Yeon Seo Headline Please Come Back Ahjusshi Without the Usual Loveline

I’m way more interested in upcoming SBS drama Please Come Back Ahjusshi (Please Come Back, Mister) now that the actual character backgrounds have been revealed. It’s starting to sound even more like a 49 Days redux, with dual leads and love … Continue reading

Rain’s Upcoming SBS Drama Finalizes Casting with Oh Yeon Seo, Lee Min Jung, and Kim Soo Ro

I’m so relieved and optimistic about Rain‘s upcoming drama, despite the a bit of casting go-around and plenty of drama name changes. The drama is now called Please Come Back, Ahjussi, after starting off with Goodbye My Beloved One and … Continue reading