Splendid Politics," also known as "Hwajung," rose to first place in the ratings by its second episode. The opening episode already rated in the double digits and by the second, the 50-episode historical drama had reached 11.8 percent.
That pushed the comedy "Heard It Through The Grapevine" into second place although the competition is still strong. "Heard It Through The Grapevine" was only behind the new contender by 0.1 percent, which left it at 11.7 percent.
The third place contender, the vampire drama "Blood" rose slightly in the ratings, from 3.8 to 4.4 percent, but that still does not make it serious competition for either of the frontrunners.
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