According to newest released statistics from AGB Nielsen Media Research on February 2nd, 2012, the rating for episode 9 of The Moon that Embraces the Sun broadcast on February 1st, 2012 hits 34.5%, rose sharply from the last episode’s rating of 31.7% by 2.8%. The excellent performance of Han Ga In in the drama has completely quiet down the call into question by viewers about her acting.
After starting the premiere on January 4th, 2012 with 18% rating, The Moon that Embraces the Sun has been breaking a higher rating number with each new episode. If it can maintain such a trend, the drama is expected to break 40% ratings barrier soon to become the national drama series that lives up to reputation.
Opposite with the hot broadcast of The Moon that Embraces the Sun, SBS’s Take Care of Us, Captain and KBS’s Wild Romance which aired at the same time have their ratings stop at single digit, with their ratings on February 1st, 2012 to be 7.8% and 4.4.% respectively, not even half of the ratings of The Moon that Embraces the Sun even if adding together.