Missing Crown Prince Ep 12 earns another all-time high rating

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Just like I called it yesterday “the little engine that could”, Missing Crown Prince, continued to increase the K-drama’s audience share in South Korea last night.

Just as the MBN drama has done with almost every new episode released.

Starting out with a low 1.45 percent for Episode 1, the Korean romantic comedy period drama has slowly inched its way up the ratings week-by-week until, on Sunday night, it grabbed another all-time ratings high.

Numbers via Nielsen Korea show Missing Crown Prince, Episode 12 earning 3.82 percent of the viewership — slightly up from Episode 11’s audience share of 3.78 percent nationwide.

Audiences in Seoul are also gravitating towards the K-drama in higher numbers, with Sunday night’s episode earning a 3.89 percent rating versus Saturday night’s 3.31 percent.

Nice personal ratings for Missing Crown Prince in both regions and, if I am not mistaken, ones that will just continue to go up over the next four weeks as the K-drama heads towards its series finale.

Meanwhile, the Suho and Hong Ye Ji-led drama is also still being rated a crazy high 9.4 out of 10 from users on Viki (an average from almost 1,500 of them).

The next episode of the Korean drama will air on MBN in South Korea next Saturday at 21:40 (KST), and will stream on Viki around the same time for international viewers.

Let’s see if its ratings trajectory continues to go upwards then, eh?

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.