It’s only a matter of time before “Woman of Dignity” breaks the record for JTBC’s highest drama ratings ever. Though many have been expecting the drama to do well, the speed at which ratings continue to increase has surprised many.
The 11th episode aired on July 21 and hit nationwide ratings of 8.476 percent, according to Nielsen Korea. This is a 1.577 percent jump from the previous episode, which scored ratings of 6.899 percent. The series is only approximately one percent away from the record set by “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon,” which peaked at 9.668 percent. (OP note: the drama got a 9.131% rating for the 14th episode nationwide*).
Once the sixth episode aired, the drama suddenly started enjoying an uptick in ratings. The drama was up to the four percent mark in episode 6, and went up another percent by episode 8 the following week. Episode 10 got the drama its highest ratings yet of 6.899 percent, which was easily beaten out by episode 11’s ratings.
What’s most surprising is that these numbers are coming from the drama’s Friday episode. The drama airs in the same time slot as popular variety shows like MBC’s “I Live Alone” and Mnet’s “Show Me The Money 6,” so Friday episodes usually have lower ratings than Saturday episodes. But with the July 21 episode breaking a record for the drama, it will be interesting to see how quickly the drama will become JTBC’s most-watched drama of all time.
"Woman of Dignity" is about Woo A-Jin (Kim Hee Sun) who lives a luxurious life due to her wealthy father-in-law, but her father-in-law's finances become decimated and when her husband betrays her, Woo A-Jin's life hits rock bottom. Park Bok-Ja (Kim Sun Ah) is a mysterious woman and she hides her heartbreaking story. She brings about fierce hardship on Woo A-Jin.
Source: Soompi (via Naver), Asianwiki, *Nielsen according to wikipedia.
I finally caught up since my last discussion post.. Is anyone watching this?