Missing Crown Prince Ep 9 grabs highest Saturday rating yet as audience increases weekly

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Missing Crown Prince keeps increasing its audience share

The ongoing Korean historical drama Missing Crown Prince has been somewhat of a sleeper hit over the last few weeks, as it has risen from a starting viewership of less than 1.50 percent for its first episode to this week’s highest ever rating of 3.63 percent nationwide on Friday night.

Last night, as Missing Crown Prince, Episode 9 aired, it also managed to grab its highest ever Saturday night rating nationwide — earning a solid viewership of 3.23 percent — and a very nice increase from last Saturday’s 2.34 percent.

That’s also a rating the Korean drama managed to earn even while airing at the same time as three other dramas — the hit series Chief Detective 1958, the ongoing The Escape of the Seven: Resurrection and the just-premiered new tvN drama The Midnight Romance in Hagwon.

Missing Crown Prince, Episode 9 did earn a lower audience share with viewers in Seoul, at 2.92 percent but, even there, it was still in second place in its time slot.

Missing Crown Prince first half ends tonight

Meanwhile, the Korean drama ends its first half later on tonight, and will then head into the second half of its 20-episode run next Saturday evening.

Let’s hope the steadily rising ratings continue to go up from here then, as the K-drama has been an entertaining watch right from the start.

Missing Crown Prince stars main leads Suho and Hong Ye Ji, and airs every Saturday and Sunday evening on MBN in South Korea.

For international viewers, each new episode is streamed on Viki soon after its Korean premiere.

It is also currently being rated a very high 9.4 out of 10 by international viewers on Viki so, if you’re enjoying it, you’re in good company.

Update: Missing Crown Prince continues to rise in the ratings, with Episode 11 now grabbing its highest ever viewership

About Michelle Topham

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