On the night of March 7th, 2012, MBC sageuk The Moon that Embraces the Sun interrupted its normal broadcast, replacing with the broadcast of special episode that shows a collection of highlights of best scenes, directly causing the viewership rating to plunge 16.7%. But even so, the special edition of The Moon that Embraces the Sun still continue to hold onto the throne in ratings ranking, becoming the most popular TV program for the day.
According to statistics released by AGB Nielson Media Research agency on the morning of March 8th, 2012, the special highlights episode of The Moon Embracing the Sun recorded 24.5% rating, decreasing by 16.7% from last week’s 41.2%. Even so, the special episode still ranked first among the TV series that broadcast at the same time for the night. In fact, it’s the most popular drama that received the highest ratings among all TV programs broadcast on the day.
Dramas that broadcast the same time with The Moon Embracing the Sun, KBS2TV’s Ordinary Love and SBS’s Take Care of Us, Captain rated 3.6% and 7.2% rating respectively, the ratings did not increase because of the off air of The Moon that Embraces the Sun.