More than 32% within eight episodes...MBC strike is a variable
Will it be another drama with a viewing percentage of more than 40%? This is not a pointless question seeing the way MBC drama "The Sun and the Moon" is going right now.
"The Sun and the Moon" stepped over 30% within 25 months of the MBC drama "Queen Sundeok". Despite the fact that dramas nowadays don't even go over 20% easily, "The Sun and the Moon" hit the point of 31.2% in eight episodes. It is very possible that the numbers may rise with the drama only just spreading out its story and with the climax coming up.
"Queen Sundeok" is the last MBC drama to have made 43.3% on the 10th of November 2009. Including this, there have been four dramas to have rated more than 40% in the last 10 years (2003~2012). They are "My Name Is Kim Sam Soon" and three historicals, "Dae Jang Geum", "Jumong" and "Queen Sundeok".
Even with the wider selection of dramas from the three broadcasting companies, there aren't many dramas that recorded more than 40%. KBS "Love, Bread and Dream" was the last on the 16th of September 2010 and SBS "Stairways to Heaven" on the 5th of February 2004.
There is a big variable in the breaking through of 40%. The MBC Labor Union revealed that it was going on general strike for the resignation of CEO Kim Jae-cheol on the 30th from 6PM. However, "The Sun and the Moon" production Pen Entertainment revealed, "There should be no mistake in the broadcasting of "The Sun and the Moon"".
However, not much of the drama has been pre-recorded so if the strike goes on for more than a week the next week's episode should be difficult.
Source : news.nate.com/view/20... ( Korean )
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