Doctor Slump Ep 5 ratings lowest ever – but going gangbusters on Netflix

Holiday weekend not kind to Doctor Slump, Episode 5 ratings

While other Korean dramas performed extremely well on Saturday evening, even though it is the Korean Lunar New Year, the holiday was not kind to Doctor Slump.

In fact, the medical-themed rom-com saw a huge ratings drop for its fifth episode.


So low, the Doctor Slump, Episode 5 ratings dropped to their lowest ever, both nationwide and in Seoul.

The latest numbers show Doctor Slump, Episode 5 ratings earning just 3.73 percent of the viewership, which is a big drop from Episode 4’s rating of 6.73 percent.

In other words, Doctor Slump went from its highest ever rating on Friday night to its lowest ever in just one episode.

In the nation’s capital, the Korean rom-com experienced the same ratings drop, going from Episode 5’s viewership of 7.46 percent to Saturday night’s 4.04 percent.

That being said, even though other Korean dramas performed better last night, the fact still stands that it is one of Korea’s most important national holidays so any rating earned this weekend should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Doctor Slump ratings on Netflix

Meanwhile, over on Netflix, Doctor Slump is performing extremely well, taking the #1 spot on the Netflix Top 10 Non-English TV Shows chart last week.

To earn that,  the Korean drama earned more than 2.9 million views that week for a total of 10.2 hours watched.

According to the latest data from Flix Patrol, Doctor Slump is still in the Top 10 in 24 countries today.

Doctor Slump stars Park Hyung Sik, Park Shin Hye, Yoon Park, and Gong Seong Ha, with its next episode airing on JTBC tonight (Sunday) at 22:30 (KST).

Photo: Still from Doctor Slump courtesy JTBC

Michelle Topham