While The Legend of the Blue Sea may not be achieving Descendants of the Sun-level ratings, there’s no Korean drama world where upper-teen ratings are bad. I haven’t had a chance to watch this week’s episodes yet but those who have enjoyed it. That’s all that matters. Anyway, its eighth episode stayed steady at 17.4% with no difference from Wednesday night.
It appears to be a tough time slot because both of its competitors have good reviews. Oh My Geum Bi‘s ratings rose 0.2% to 6.0% while Weightlifting Fairy, Kim Bok Joo rose 0.6% to 5.4%. Both ratings are low but I suppose we can still be glad that they are rising. I always lose the battle against not caring about ratings given that I literally have no control over them but I still feel sad when a drama I like fails commercially. I can’t help but hope that the cast and crew aren’t discouraged.