The MBC TV series The Moon Embracing the Sun rang down its final curtain in perfection with highest audience ratings ever by the drama.

According to statistics of AGB Nielson media research company released on March 16th, 2012, the last episode of The Moon Embracing the Sun broadcast on March 15th, 2012, recorded the national average viewership rating of 42.2%. The rating is a surge of 3.5% from previous night, and is also the highest rating ever achieved by the series. The attention of audience towards the grand finale allowed the drama to end with the highest rating.

In particular, female viewers between 40 to 49 years old accounted for 17% share of the audience, was the main force of the viewers, followed by female viewers in 50 to 59 years old category.

Since the airing started on January 4th, 2012 with a good rating of 18.0%, The Moon that Embraces the Sun has constantly breaking its own highest ratings record. Although there were troughs in between, but from episode 16, the drama officially exceeded 40% viewership ratings, officially become the “national drama.”

The average ratings for the 20-episode series hit 32.9%, with ratings of 3 episodes stood above 40%.

In the last episode, both Yang Myung (played by Jung Il Woo) and Yoon Bo Kyung (played by Kim Min Seo) died, leaving regret. While Lee Hwon (played by Kim Soo Hyun) married with Heo Yeon Woo (played by Han Ga In), staging a grand happy ending.

In addition, broadcasting at the same time, SBS’ special feature for Salaryman Cho Han Ji recorded rating of 5.3% while KBS2’s Princess Weight Loss Life recorded the rating of 3.0%.

 

  • Koora

    The Moon
    Embracing The Sun ends! When I am going to smile for the happy ending of Lee Hwon-Yeon
    Woo then I suppose to cry for YM-NK-Seol’s death.
    But when I am going to cry for the sad ending of them then I smile happily for Lee
    Hwon-Yeon Woo… Huh…. Mixing feelings… Maybe MoonSun drama will linger in
    my mind for a long long time… Best drama I have ever seen! Goodbye &
    thanks so much for the drama! I will miss the drama and
    this exciting time so much! I think it’s very hard to have such a chance like
    this! If I have to say just 1 word for TMETS, that will be
    UNFORGETTABLE! I’ve really fallen in love with it and
    now it’s very hard for me to realize that
    this is the end. I like everything there, the idea, the actors, their
    characters, soundtracks. I will miss them very very much. The worst thing is
    that I am not able to watch any other dramas… 
    There is no drama that can feel the emptiness :((( There is no King like
    Hwon. No prince like YM. No beauty like Yeon Woo. No hero like Woon. No funny
    man like HS. I hope I will find something that will interest me, but I am not
    sure that “something” will be better than TMETS! ♥

  • Koora

    The Moon
    Embracing The Sun ends! When I am going to smile for the happy ending of Lee Hwon-Yeon
    Woo then I suppose to cry for YM-NK-Seol’s death.
    But when I am going to cry for the sad ending of them then I smile happily for Lee
    Hwon-Yeon Woo… Huh…. Mixing feelings… Maybe MoonSun drama will linger in
    my mind for a long long time… Best drama I have ever seen! Goodbye &
    thanks so much for the drama! I will miss the drama and
    this exciting time so much! I think it’s very hard to have such a chance like
    this! If I have to say just 1 word for TMETS, that will be
    UNFORGETTABLE! I like everything from TMETS, the content, the actors, their
    characters, soundtracks & warm team work. I will miss them very very much. The worst thing is
    that I am not able to watch any other dramas… 
    Maybe there will be no longer a King like
    Hwon, a prince like YM, a beauty like Yeon Woo, a hero like Woon, a funny
    man like HS & other characters in the drama. No! Empty now! I hope I will find something that can interest me, but I am not
    sure there will be “other dramas” touch me than TMETS! ♥

  • Koora

    The Moon Embracing The Sun ends! When I am going to smile for the happy ending of Lee Hwon-Yeon Woo then I suppose to cry for YM-NK-Seol’s death. But when I am going to cry for the sad ending of them then I smile happily for Lee Hwon-Yeon Woo… Huh…. Mixing feelings… Maybe MoonSun drama will linger in my mind for a long long time… Best drama I have ever seen! Goodbye & thanks so much for the drama! I will miss the drama and this exciting time so much! I think it’s very hard to have such a chance like this! If I have to say just 1 word for TMETS, that will be
    UNFORGETTABLE! I like everything from TMETS, the content, the actors, their characters, OSTs & warm team work. I will miss them very very much. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    The bad thing is that I am not able to watch any other dramas… Maybe there will be no longer a King like Hwon, a prince like YM, a beauty like Yeon Woo, a hero like Woon, a funny man like HS & other characters in the drama. No! Empty now! I hope I will find some drama that can interest me, but I am not sure there will be “other dramas” touch me than TMETS!

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