100 Days My Prince, tvN’s ongoing historical romantic comedy series, has finally achieved a double-digit nationwide viewership, breaking its own record and setting a personal best rating that ranks among the top 10 highest audience share for a drama in cable television.
Last week, the series recorded 9.223 percent in viewership rating according to Nielsen Korea. This figure slightly slid down to 9.089 percent the following episode but rose again on its 10th and latest episode to break through the 10 % mark. The 10th episode which was aired Tuesday night posted a nationwide audience share of 10.263 percent, breaking the previous highest record by 1.04 percentage point. The latest episode of the series comes in 9th on the ranking of the highest-rated drama episode in Korea’s cable TV history.
The average nationwide rating of 100 Days My Prince now stands at 7.235 percent. The series has not ended yet but it already surpassed the average rating of top-rated 2018 cable dramas like Misty, Live, My Ajusshi, Lawless Lawyer, and Familiar Wife.
100 Days My Prince tells the story of a fictional Joseon crown prince Lee Yool, played by EXO’s D.O. (It’s Okay, That’s Love), who suffers from temporary amnesia after an accident. After losing his memory, Lee Yool ends up living as a commoner and is forced to marry the oldest unmarried woman in the Joseon Kingdom played by Nam Ji-hyun (Suspicious Partner). The series airs every Monday and Tuesday at 21:30 KST. It will be followed by Mama Fairy & the Woodcutter in November.
Meanwhile, JTBC’s The Beauty Inside, 100 Days My Prince‘s rival on cable TV, recorded an increase in nationwide audience share to 4.331 percent. Over at free-to-air networks, SBS’s Where Stars Land is still in the lead with 7.2 percent and 9.0 percent, followed by KBS2’s Matrimonial Chaos with 2.9 percent and 3.9 percent. The third place goes to MBC’s Bad Papa which obtained 2.8 percent and 3.2 percent.