The newly debuted South Korea’s MBC TV Wednesday and Thursday drama series The Moon that Embraces the Sun (The Sun and the Moon) is hotly popular, and has recorded ratings close to 20% on its second day of broadcast, firmly occupying the crown position of ratings ranking for South Korea’s Wednesday and Thursday dramas.
According to the data released by ratings research company AGB Nielson on the morning of January 6th, 2011, the second episode of The Moon that Embraces the Sun broadcast on the evening of January 5th, 2011 achieved national average rating of 19.9%, an increase of 1.9% over the first episode’s rating of 18.0%, just a step away from breaking the 20% ratings mark.
According to a staff of MBC, The Moon that Embraces the Sun is the drama that achieved highest ratings on debut for MBC Wednesday and Thursday drama series in 4 years. The most popular MBC drama in 2011, The Greatest Love, the premiere ratings was only half of The Moon that Embraces the Sun.
Rating for SBS’s Take Care of Us, Captain that broadcast at the same time also saw a slight increase on January 5th, 2012, but stopped at 10.5%, but KBS2TV’s Wild Romance became the only drama that experienced drop in ratings, which down to 6.7%.