When the Camellia Blooms is the ratings juggernaut (in modern times ratings speak) on Wednesdays and Thursdays, pulling in a high viewership ratings of 14.5% Nationwide so far in week 8 and staying in the teens in week 9 at 13.4%. Though it did have a dip from the 8th to the 9th week, its ratings are still solid enough to put it substantially in the lead over Secret Boutique at 5.4% and Extraordinary You with a ratings high for its show at 4.1%.
I would say that When the Camellia Blooms has its win for Wednesday & Thursday in the bag if it wasn’t for Extraordinary You pulling a point from them in the last week and continuing to delight with its fresh storyline of a show within a show within a book (yes really, lawd, but it’s good!).
With a 40 episode run (20 weeks total) there is still more than enough time for Extraordinary You to chip out from that lead that When the Camellia Blooms has. And honestly, I am not sure how much story When the Camellia Blooms has left to tell. If it was a 8 week drama then it would be building well. But at 10 weeks and 4 more hours to tell, I feel like it might lose some of its early momentum.
I am still enjoying When the Camellia Blooms due to its setting, characters, and actors who really bring the story to life. But I have been a little bit bored in the recent episodes. Not super bored, just a tiny bit. Though I think that tiny bit could get a person to change the channel to Extraordinary You. It’s all so exciting!